Going into a vacation can be a wonderful thing. You can forget all the stress at work and instead you can focus on your free time and hobbies. However, no vacation lasts forever and soon you need to come back to work. After vacation we feel way too lazy and are hard to motivate to go back to work. I know this feeling too so I made a list with a few points that will allow you to motivate yourself into working even when you come back from a long vacation.
Whenever you get back from your vacation, you need to focus on the positive things in life. Also, try to figure out some shortcuts that will help you with your task, as you might consider outsourcing as being a viable and easy to use method that will provide you with lots of interesting opportunities!
A good motivator is to look forward to the end of the project rather than the end of the week. Many of us are waiting for Friday to arrive just after they come back to work, but the main idea here is that when you get back to work, or a little beforehand, you need to think about the upcoming major project, as this will provide you with the attention and power that you need.
In addition, you need to remember that work is important for you, as this is your source your income and it needs to be taken seriously. This will give you the morale boost and it will also keep you from procrastinating, something that tends to happen quite a lot nowadays.
Another good idea is to get out of the house and socialize with friends, maybe with some colleagues, right after you come back from your vacation. This will help you a lot since it allows you to reconnect with others as you try to prepare for work tomorrow.
Organize your life
When you come back from work you will find many things that need to be done in your normal workday. Instead of trying to do everything and stay overtime, try to remember yourself that the normal workday has only 8 hours, so as soon as the normal schedule is finished, head home and come back tomorrow, as those tasks aren’t going anywhere.
Sleeping better before you get back to work is also important. Listen to music, sit in your bed, read a book or just to something that relaxes you completely before going to work, and you will definitely relieve a lot of that pressure that accumulates from the idea of going to work the next day.
Make a ToDo-List and mix fun tasks and bad tasks so that you won’t get bored and frustrated.
These are only a few of those things that you can do in order to prepare yourself for work after a vacation. Remember that only with enough professionalism and commitment you will be able to get the most out of your job, so relax and try to ease yourself into the idea that you need to work the next day.