We are going to get back to our discussion on how to get back into work after taking a vacation.
- Actually we are going to start with something you should do before your vacation. Put an auto responder on your e-mail before you go on vacation. That will help the people you do business with to know when you will return and when they can expect to hear back from you. If you are in a company with other people, let the people contacting you know other people that might be able to help them.
- Trying to do everything on your first day back is probably not going to happen. People are likely to interrupt you to ask about your trip. Decide on your priorities and work through those first.
- Sometimes it is hard to get back into your work. You may be tired or just not feel working. And you may have other things, like errands, to do. You will get your routine back. Just give yourself some time.
- You’ve just come back from a wonderful vacation. You are going to wish you were still on your vacation instead of at work. That is completely normal. Do a little self care. Get that massage. Go to the yoga class. Enjoy a nice dinner. Get some extra rest.