Enjoyed a week-long vacation in a foreign country? Had a tropical adventure in Southeast Asia? It’s always hard to go back to work after a long break. But hey, you need to face reality again. This means reading piles of emails and attending to a long to-do list.
Getting back to your “zone” does not sound easy at all, especially if you had an awesome time during your break. You might find yourself distracted and itching to plan your next getaway, and we totally understand the feeling.
If you still have a vacation hangover and you are looking for ways to get your groove back, here are some tips and tricks that can make it easier for you to focus on meeting your work goals once again.
Let’s get started.
A good vacation from work starts with this. Before you leave, delegate your responsibilities well. This will make it easier for you to ask for updates when you return. Make a list of pending items that need to be updated once your vacation is over. Keep in mind the key people whom you need to talk to when you return. If you delegate your tasks well, some of your staff and coworkers should be able to take care of your responsibilities while you are away.
Most of us tend to put too much focus on planning the vacation itself that very little attention is given to the return. Try to make sure that your return to work is as strategic as possible. Get the timing right. Here’s a trick: Instead of returning to work on a Monday, try to return on a Thursday or a Friday instead. This gives you enough time to see what you need to do when you get back, but it’s also close to the weekend, so it won’t be too long until you get a short break again.
The first thing you can do is to get an overview of everything that needs your attention and organize them in a calendar. You don’t have to go through the details of everything; a quick overview of what you need to do can help you be more productive. This will help you identify priorities and create actionable steps that will help you accomplish your goals.
Yes, we know that there are important matters in your email. But if you read every single item in there, you will probably end up losing a day or two just going through everything. Don’t be afraid to go ahead and delete some items that you think are unimportant. If you are feeling a bit bold, maybe you can delete everything except for urgent or flagged items. Here’s another tip: Before you start the tedious task of checking your emails, talk to some of your coworkers or employees first. This will let you figure out if you need to watch out for anything.
If your first day back at work was a bit tough, give yourself a break and make sure that you get to relax in the evening. After your first day, go ahead and soak away the stress in a nice and warm Epsom salt bath.
Epsom salt is made from magnesium and sulfate. It can help soothe muscles and detoxify the body.
All of our Epsom salt blends are enhanced with 100% pure essential oils, so you get to enjoy aromatherapy as well. To help you get pumped up for work, you might want to try our Rejuvenate Bath Soak with orange essential oil, grapefruit essential oil, frankincense essential oil, and lavender essential oil.
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