Today is the day most people are back to work and/ or school after the holidays. It’s always a bit of a post-vacation downer to get back into the swing of daily routines and work, but here’s how to ease the transition.
First, you can either thank or curse your past self: if you tied up loose ends before leaving for the holidays, your transition back to work will be much easier. If you didn’t, that’s your starting point. Take a look at outstanding tasks.
Next, make a plan. Don’t spend ages on this or make it a method of procrastinating your “real” work, but taking some time now to map out your game plan will give you direction and help you feel in control.
When you’re ready for action, start small. Do a relatively easy task or project to get you warmed up and back into the work mindset. A small accomplishment will make you feel good and get you ready to move on to the bigger tasks.
Finally, a positive attitude always helps! Yes the holidays are over, but practice some gratitude over your daily situation. Instead of thinking of work/ school as a drag, be grateful you are gainfully employed or on your way to your new career. Specifically look for people in your environment who you like and have a positive attitude. Keep your chin up, a smile on your face, and move forward.
What are your favorite tips for getting back into the swing of your daily routine after vacation?