From a huge email backlog to non stop meetings to dig down deeper to recollect what you have been working on and where you left; it’s never easy to bounce back and come in shape for the regular work after a fun and frolic holiday. You might have a physical presence at the office but your mind is still enjoying the beach breeze or a delicacy that you tried.
You’re probably going to agree if you had just returned from a vacation or had been in a similar situation.
Making this tricky shift from leave to labor can be a total drag if you don’t make this transition smooth. Here’s how you can make it smoother:
Pre-plan To Make Your Return Smooth
Most people plan their return on a Sunday evening to maximize the vacation. This can sometimes be hazardous as you don’t get enough time even to unpack and get back on track. Thus, planning an early return, say on a Saturday or two days before the joining will help lessen the impact on the first day after your return at work.
Realize That Both Your Physical & Mental Presence Is Required
A holiday mindset can cause serious problems at work resulting in lack of concentration, forgetting the client names and missing important appointments. You might get some breathing space for some time, if your boss has been in a similar situation, but not for too long! Remember that your vacation is over; now it’s time to get back to work with full dedication.
Try To Combat The Worst Task First
Finishing a big and awful assignment nice and early might help you shed some load for the rest of the day or probably the entire week. This is another way of reducing the blues that you experience after coming back.
Don’t Just End Your Vacation! Plan For A Next One!
Knowing that you have another vacation in the pipeline is the best way to overcome post-vacation blues. Put aside some money every week and start saving for the get-away. This will help you concentrate on the work and forget the last holiday way more easily. After all, it’s the work that is going to pay for those plane tickets! Right!!
Put Your Experiences To Test At Work
Sharing experiences with colleagues can help in developing enthusiasm towards work after coming back. Along with that, those from the creative field can actually experiment with their work taking inspiration from experiences during the vacation, like meeting an interesting person or visiting a scenic place. This will motivate them and their surrounding people too, to work on something new, fresh and rejuvenating.
Holidays are refreshing and give you some peace time away from the hectic daily routine. But proper care must be taken so that it does not affect your work in any sense. The above tips will help you overcome the Vacation Blues to some extent. So, plan early and be realistic for an equally refreshing return to work.