Tips for returning to work after a break


With September on the horizon many of us are contemplating the return to work after a break, or the restoration of calm when the kids go back to school. And perhaps you're wondering how to make that a smooth transition?

On the first day back to work after a holiday I usually spend a couple of hours trying to remember what it is I actually do and how I do it. The body is present but the brain is still sitting on a beach somewhere.

Over the years I’ve tried to pre-empt this by putting some things in place before I go away. These are a few things I do to help get me back up and running after a break are:

  • don’t schedule any meetings for the first day at least

  • keep my out of office on for the first couple of days

  • write my first day’s to do list before I leave

  • warm up with an easy task

What have you tried?

If you’re looking for ideas, here are some recommendations to help you get back into the swing of things:

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