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BACK TO BUSINESS

Returning to work after a long weekend or vacation can sometimes feel like a bit of a hassle. You're still in holiday mode and the thought of having to get back into your regular routine straight away seems daunting. If you're struggling with the transition, here are some tips to help you get back into the habit of working.


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Returning to work after a long weekend or vacation can sometimes feel like a bit of a hassle. You're still in holiday mode and the thought of having to get back into your regular routine straight away seems daunting. If you're struggling with the transition, here are some tips to help you get back into the habit of working.

Focus on your daily goal

What are the three essential things you must do on the day you return? Clearly separate them from the tasks you would like to do. If you prioritize the important tasks, you will be more organized and focused. Work on completing one task at a time before moving on to the next. This way you can work on your daily goals in a targeted manner.


Clean up your mailbox

After a long weekend or vacation, your inbox is probably filled with spam emails, messages that you've been CCed on, etc. If this is the case, sort your emails by sender and date received. This way you can go through the emails and focus on those that came from colleagues, customers, bosses or lecturers and need to be addressed first. Anything that is not particularly relevant, such as: E.g. spam and junk mail, mark and delete.

Plan sensibly

When you return to the office, try not to schedule too many calls or appointments in the first few days. Use the first day or two to take care of the most important tasks.


Give yourself occasional breaks

You don't have to overexert yourself and overstretch your work schedule just because you've already had a rest period on vacation. Give yourself a break from time to time. If possible, take a short walk to avoid being stuck in a work chair all day. Alternatively, listening to music or doing simple stretching exercises will relax you. These little things can increase your productivity so that the workload doesn't overwhelm you.

 

These tips will hopefully make it easier for you to get back into everyday life.


Lots of love and energy

-Rosie




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