Going back to work after your holidays has never been easy. Don’t you agree?
Vacation is that time of the year that you have the opportunity to spend quality time with your friends and family, even yourself. And this is why we love it so much. But would holidays be so special if all our life was on vacation mode? Most probably not.
So, back to work! Are you ready?
Have a look at the following tips. You might find them useful. We did!
For the first couple of days, make sure that you’ll wake up on time. Get your favorite coffee and do your best to arrive at work a bit early. At first, it will be quite awkward, but it will give you time to realize and accept the fact that you’re no longer on vacation. These few minutes in quiet before all your colleagues come to the office will be of great value for you.
Stay focused and relaxed. And most importantly, keep calm! Don’t get anxious about the emails in your inbox or the calls you’ll be receiving from your clients and associates. If you stress out, this will make it more difficult for you to catch up on your work.
Allow yourself some time to readjust to the work environment. Don’t try to do everything at once. Spend some time in deciding what’s urgent and what’s not; this will help you prioritize your tasks and not be overwhelmed with your workload.
If you are a team leader, it would be a good idea to plan a meeting with your team members to put everything in order and adjust your goals for the next couple of weeks. At the same time, team members shall have a meeting with their colleagues to go over any projects taken care of in their absence. A short discussion will save you a lot of time in trying to understand what happened during your absence and avoid possible misunderstandings with your colleagues or clients.
You’ll need something to keep you alert and motivated, so try to find your purpose or set a new goal. During your holidays you might have had some new ideas about your work or a project you’re working on. Now, it might be a good time to start implementing them!