I spent the holidays alternating between managing my own fever and nursing my family through theirs. It felt awful but at least we were together! In a few weeks, I’m going to take a sunny south vacation so this advice by Toronto-based business and life coach Joshua Zuchter about easing my way back really resounded. Here are his tips:
• Take two-minute mini-vacations. Taking short breaks throughout the day to clear your head or go for a short walk can make the transition to your work routine less aggressive.
• Get a handle on e-mail backlog. Scan for emails that can easily be deleted and tackle the rest one at a time, either responding or filing them in relevant folders.
• Assign catch up time into your schedule. Schedule your away notice to indicate your return date as one day later than it actually is.
• Stay hydrated. Drinking optimal amounts of water makes a huge difference in people’s mental health and attitude.
• Spruce up your office. Bring vacation memories into the workplace to remind you of the calm you felt while away.
- Take a Guilt-Free Holiday Break (inc.com)
- Being An Entrepreneur is More About Sacrifice Than Freedom or Riches (thinktraffic.net)
- How to Make Sure You Take a Vacation From Your Small Business in 2013 (succeedasyourownboss.com)