Be it Christmas holidays or summer vacation it might be challenging to get back to your routine workflows at once. You’re enjoying your rest and then you have to return to work.
How to go back to productivity after a good rest? Here are 5 tips to smooth your daily workflows:
Plan your first week back including all necessary breaks.
Even if you are back to work, it doesn’t mean you don’t need any breaks. Include in your plan lunch with friends or family, for instance, to make your coming back more interesting. Don’t miss out those things. This will smooth your first working week.
Have your first working day free of any meetings.
Don’t arrange all the meetings in the world on your first day. Just reconnect with the team, remind what you have missed and coordinate your plans. Focus on planning, not on nonstop meetings, that could make you distracted on the first day.
Clean your workplace and put in order your working files.
Give yourself more space for the productive start. Tidy your workplace and sort out envelops, emails and old notes. Do not ignore this: the longer you wait, the more probably these junk items will be bothering you later. Also, such activity helps to clear up your thoughts and free your mind from unnecessary stuff.
Revise your workflows for maximum effectiveness.
The perfect time to re-arrange your workflows is right after vacation. You’ve got a clear mind, there are no distractions and you may view all your working activities from the different angle. Were you organized enough to meet deadlines? Did you always get what you expected from your day? Most probably you’ll find a bunch of things to optimize for maximum productivity.
Do one task at a time.
Of course, this golden rule is supposed to be kept not only after vacation. Multitasking hurts your productivity every day. But when you’re still relaxed after holidays it can literally kill all your initiatives. So keep clear and do not multitask.
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