You just got back from vacation and *SMACK* – you’re hit in the face with reality! Sound familiar? Yea, I thought so. We don’t want to dread going home + facing our reality. We want to ease back into our routine + our work smoothly and avoid all the hassle. To do so, I compiled five different things to do to transition back to work after vacation below:
1. Set your Out Of The Office responder for one extra day
Yes! Give yourself some grace and some time. This one might seem surface level + a little obvious but many of us when we set our ‘out of the office’ responder, we’ve got our itinerary dates in our mind and just put the dates we’re going to be gone. Instead, I recommend giving yourself a day to get back into the groove without your inbox jumping down your throat!
2. Don’t schedule anything major for the day after you return
How many times have we made the mistake of ‘Oh sure, I can take that call on Monday!‘ . . . Only to return home on Sunday night, exhausted, dreading that phone call the next morning and chugging coffee beforehand? Yea, I know I have! I believe we should bring our best selves into our work and especially to our clients. To do so, don’t schedule anything (especially anything major) for the day(s) following your vacation! Instead, transition back into work slowly. Start with your inbox, small tasks, setting up calls you need to have later in the week, etc. [Read more…]