5 Tips to Ease Your Post-Vacation Return to Work

A Note from the CEO, Eduard Schaepman

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Picking up work after a holiday can indeed be difficult at times, especially if you have been able to enjoy some time off. Here are five tips to help you get to work quickly and positively, even if you don't feel like it at first.

Plan ahead before you leave

Before you go on vacation, it's helpful to make a plan for your first day back at work. This can help you maintain a sense of control and prepare yourself for what's to come. Make sure you know which tasks you need to take on, which projects have priority and what is expected of you.

Start calm and organized

On your first day back at work, it's tempting to jump right in and try to catch up on everything you missed. However, this can be overwhelming and negatively affect your mood. Start calm and organised: go through your emails, make a list of tasks and priorities, and take the time to get back into work.

Focus on small successes

Divide your work into manageable tasks and focus on completing smaller tasks. Achieving small successes can give you a sense of accomplishment and progress, which can increase your motivation and positivity.

Remind yourself of the positives

Think about the positives about your job, such as the challenges you face, the skills you can develop, and the satisfaction you get from achieving goals. Reminding yourself why you like your job can rekindle your enthusiasm.

Create a pleasant working environment

Make your workplace comfortable and pleasant. Add personal details, such as photos or plants, that can lift your mood. A pleasant environment can help you get to work with more enthusiasm.

Remember that it is completely normal to have a little trouble getting back into work after a vacation. Give yourself time and space to adjust, and be kind to yourself during this transition period.

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