A recent article, What To Do When Vacations Are Over, by Ceren Cubukcu, observes that returning to work after a relaxing vacation can be depressing. However, there are a few simple things you can do to help yourself ease back into the work week.
Below are 4 tips to help you resume your routine and boost your productivity.
Give yourself an extra day to recuperate
Try to avoid returning to work the day after you get home from vacation. Giving yourself an extra day will help you rest from your trip and get some household chores accomplished, so you can be ready for the week. If you plan to return on a Sunday, request Monday off ahead of time, so you only work 4 days during your first week back. Returning to a shorter work week can be a much easier transition.
Check email prior to going back to work
Returning to work with a full inbox of emails can be overwhelming. Give your inbox a quick scan to delete spam and mark the ones that need your attention before you go back to your office.
Be watchful with your eating habits
Weight gain is common during a vacation, so you can use your return to work as motivation to get back into a healthy eating routine. Also, avoiding junk food and sugary drinks will help you not feel sluggish at work.
Start planning your next trip
Back to work means the opportunity to save money for another vacation! Instead of lamenting the end of your vacation, start planning a new one to look forward to.
It’s not easy to get back into the swing of working, after a wonderful vacation. But a good vacation can also help rejuvenate you for a more productive time at work. It’s also an easier transition if you have a good workplace to come back to. YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of business looking for everything from plug and play offices to full service virtual offices. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.
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