The Monday after a long holiday weekend is the worst Monday of all, here's some tips to get back in the swing of things:
- Wake up early
Getting up early and coming in before your regular time is a good idea. The office will be quiet and you can get started on what you might have missed.
"That will mitigate the workload avalanche and give you a head start, sans distraction," Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job," told Business Insider.
- Scrutinize your to do list
Being away from work for a few days often gives us a fresh perspective on the tasks that are actually fulfilling and necessary, and those that are totally boring. Eliminate the ones that don't serve you or your colleagues any purpose.
- Double check your schedule
You'll likely be dealing with a shortened work week. Don't try to cram too many items into your weekly schedule, or you might wind up burning yourself out.
- Incorporate what you learned over your long weekend
"Hopefully, you spent your long weekend engaging in healthy practices like meditation, exercise, and exploring hobbies.You'll have less time as the work week ramps up to, say, spend 30 minutes a day meditating. But you can devote a smaller amount of time — for instance, five or 10 minutes of meditation — to ensure you still reap the benefits from these healthy activities."
From Business Insider