Going back to work after a holiday vacation is typically something that you dread. After all, you were just getting used to going to the gym at your leisure, staying up really late reading or spending your days watching lots of tv.
While it naturally may be a jolt to your system when you first get back to work, there are a few things you can do to make the transition back to work a bit smoother.
* Try to get back on your regular sleep routine.
If possible, try to get back into your sleeping routine a couple of nights prior to your first day back at work. While it may be hard to do, try to go to bed when you normally would and set your alarm, too. Sometimes, when you have been off of your sleep pattern, you feel a bit of jet lag that first day back. If you take this step, you can deal with that feeling while still at home versus on the day you return to work.
* Check work e-mails before you return.
One great way to get a jump start on your first day back is to check your e-mails prior to returning. Spending an hour or two going through your Inbox the night before you return can save you headaches the next day.
* Get organized.
Similar to checking your work emails before you return, getting organized for the work week you return is a preventative measure for additional stress. Go ahead and get your gym bag packed the night before. Also, have your coffee pot ready to go and your outfit planned. That way, if you are a bit sluggish that first morning, you will be ready to handle it.
* Prepare yourself mentally
Athletes often use mental exercises to prepare for big events. They visualize their success. As hokey as it may sound, do the same for your return to work. Picture yourself being well rested, happy to see your colleagues and ready to take on the rest of the year with focus and energy. Then, make it happen.
* Realize you are not alone.
July is a tough month. You are going back to your job. You may be experiencing post-holiday blues. The weather is often warm and sunny. Recognize that you may be in for some rough waters and you are not alone. Try to exercise, eat well and get proper rest so you can best combat stresses during this time.
* Take it one day at a time.
While your first day back may be a jolt to your system, just try to get through it. Remember that each day will get easier, as you adjust to your routine again. Before you know it, you will forget what it was like to be on vacation.
In conclusion, these are a few things you can do to prepare for returning to the office after a long break. And, once you get back in the swing of things, you will probably be happy to be in a routine again. Also, given the current economy, most people are thankful to have a job to go back to after the holiday.
Hope everyone had a SAFE and HAPPY 4th of July Weekend! AL Grant Realty Group
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