After a nice, well deserved break, it can sometimes seem hard to get back into the swing of things. Regardless of how you work from your home office or work in a traditional office setting. There are however, things you can do to better prepare yourself for getting back into it, and to help you do so, here are some top tips.
It is beneficial to take the time to plan and prepare for the first few weeks back. Planning a to do list for each week, and then going on to delegate each task or set of tasks to a particular day, helps you manage your time and tasks better.
Even over the holiday break, it is important that you keep up with industry news and events, as it could directly affect you or your company. A great tool to keep all of your online news feeds in one place is Feedly, where you can subscribe to a website’s RSS feed and automatically pull in their most recent posts.
One of the most difficult things to do is to actually get yourself back into a sensible routine, so you are ready to start working. Start off by adjusting your body clock with earlier mornings a few days or even a week ahead, as you won’t struggle on the inevitable first day of work.
Make sure you’re getting back into any fitness routines and eating habits that you may have neglected over the holidays. By committing to an exercise routine you are helping your body naturally recover from any lost sleep and lack of energy.
Tackle the first day head on
During your holiday break, you will have most likely put your ‘out of office’ on to inform people of what dates you won’t be available.
This can be a blessing in disguise, as you can keep it turned on for the first portion of your morning to give you a chance to get up to date with things such as emails etc. It also allows for a delayed response for any incoming emails you are receiving but can’t quite get around to them just yet.
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