Many of our offices are starting to get
back to the normal routine, as vacation time is up for most of us. And most of
us know that coming back to the work routine after a relaxing and enjoyable
time off can seem quite overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some
to help you start the new year off right after changing your pace:
Make and follow a to-do list
One of the main difficulties we can all relate to
after coming back from a break, is remembering all your passwords to your
computer and what we last worked on or what needs to be done. Instead of just
getting started on the first thing that presents itself, sit down for a few
minutes and make
a list of what needs to be done. Having a list will help you prioritize so
that you don’t end up trying to stuff too much into your first day back at your
Having a plan is an essential part that
will allow you to start off with success. Think about your objectives for
the new year. Do not just focus on high-level aspirations, “the what”,
but consider what steps you need to take in your day-to-day life to get, “the
Also, a to-do list is also a good way to
battle the overwhelming feeling we often get at the beginning of the year.
Touch base on communications
Time to open up your emails that has accumulated
while you’ve been gone? In many cases, this has to be one of the biggest tasks
one has to go through. There is however, a way you can approach this in the
right way which can save you time and hassle. Try to pin down what the most
important emails are.
Reviewing your inbox from most to least
recent will help you as some issues may have already resolved themselves.
Just remember, other people are often struggling through their inboxes
too! You can extend each other some mutual understanding of this
Get involved in new projects
It is quite difficult for some workers to get their
motivation going once they’ve gotten back to the office. It’s natural to feel
a little blue after your time off has come to an end. Tackling new
projects right out of the door is sometimes a good way to get quickly engaged
in the workplace. However, a break from work can help us come back to the
office with a fresh perspective and can benefit us when we tackle those
Is there anything you want to change? How
do you get back into your usual routine or even a better routine after taking a
break? What tips would you add to this list? Add your comments below.
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