How to make your Post-Vacation Return to Work Less Painful?
Vacations are awesome. We all need vacations. They reduce your stress and give you new vitality to face the problems at work.
Thanks to overflowing inboxes, backed-up calendars, and inevitable but highly unflattering comparisons between your cubicle and your recently occupied beach chair, you may feel like you need another vacation just to recover from the stress of getting back into a work groove.
But according to experts, it doesn’t have to so. They claim that there are some ways that ease your return into work in such a way that you can keep that post-vacation glow going. But how is this possible?
Here are some tips:
1.Bring to mind cool things.
Maybe you can not be completely physically back at the beach, but you can be there mentally. Psychologists say that reminiscing about a trip, even long after it’s over, can bring deep pleasure in the present. But don’t be obsessed with your travel thought; work can bring pleasure too.
2.Schedule your return with care.
Schedule a couple of lunch or coffee dates with people you’ll actually enjoy seeing, so that you have something to look forward to. If you give yourself a few days to get your personal life in order, then whatever awaits you at the office might not seem so overwhelming
3.Make you work “funny”.
At your first week back to work begin by doing neglected tasks you actually enjoy. There are some ideas of fun in work like listening to the music ,working in team and allow yourself the luxury of intermittently peeking at Twitter, Facebook, or whatever else will keep you from standing up and doing a Don Draper-style walkout.
4.Stay in stealth mode
One of the worst things when returning to work is the number up of emails ,calls and commitments you’re likely to face, so take proactive measures and make as manageable as possible your first days back.
Try to be “offline” limiting your meetings, lunches and dinners on your first week back and don’t work extra time–this will help you hang on to the vacation feeling longer.
5.Plan your next vacation
If everything else dosen’t work to make you feel better than start to plan your next vacation.I know it sound strange but according to experts this may motivate you to work harder . A photo of a nice vacation place in your desktop wall or desk can do the job.