You’re a few days back from vacation, sitting at your cubicle halfway through the morning and you just can’t remember your job being quite this much of a slog. Sure, the office may not be your favorite place in the world, but your vacation was just so much fun that it’s difficult to get back to meetings and spreadsheets. Hey, who can blame you? You know it’s a scientifically proven fact that the first week back from a vacation is scientifically longer by about 16 hours. And that time is only counted while you’re sitting in a desk chair. Okay, that might be a stretch, but if you’re having trouble getting back to the grind, you’re not alone. Here are a few tips to help you rev up your engines and get back into the work routine.
1. It’s All About Perspective
Think of your vacation as energy rejuvenation. That might sound a little hippie dippy, but it’s true. You’ve had a few days (hopefully more) to enjoy spending time with your family, pursuing your own hobbies or exploring on a journey. It was a reward for all the hard work you’d done to date. Well, now it’s time to get back to business so you can earn another great trip or some cherished days off in the coming months. You’re not back from vacation, you’re taking the first steps towards your next one.