Getting back to work after a long summer vacation isn’t always easy. Back to early mornings, routines, and hard work can become quite exhausting in the start. Here are five tips that can help you get back to business after vacation.
1. First things first
It's easy to get overwhelmed with work after the holidays but try to take a step back and check what has happened during the time you have been away from work. Don't be too hard on yourself if you don't manage to do everything you have planned. Set aside time for preparations and reflection.
2. Get back into routines
An important part of getting into the work rhythm is to adapt to the working hours. Getting enough sleep and eating healthy food are basic regimes for getting into work routines in a good way. Also, don’t forget to take breaks and get some fresh air every day!
3. Allocate time for planning
It’s easy to get thrown in quickly in meetings and projects right after vacation. To avoid it becoming chaotic and stressful, it can be valuable to set aside time to plan the week. Make a list prioritizing what is most important to tackle first and so on.
4. Set new goals
When you're back from vacation, it's perfect to get off to a good and motivating start by setting goals. Think about how you can develop in the best way and create the goals accordingly. Start with long-term goals and then break these down into milestones. In this way, you will be inspired to get started with autumn's challenges.
5. Keep the vacation spirit alive
Although the holiday season is over, the summer weather may still be here. Take a break from work with a nice walk, buy an ice cream with your colleagues, or why not take out a blanket and have a cozy picnic lunch in the grass?