The summer holidays have come to an end. While the sunny and carefree days have made you feel relaxed and refreshed, it has been hard to go back to your usual routine and pick up the pace. If you struggle to stay motivated and productive, you are not alone. Many professionals experience the post-vacation blues after enjoying time off from work. So what can you do to regain motivation and get back into the workflow? We are giving you a few tips to help you ease back into work and get ready to tackle your to-do list.
In case you don’t have your to-do list prepared, it is time to start making one. By writing down and prioritizing all the tasks that you need to complete, it will become easier to tackle your work. You can break down large projects into actionable tasks to make it more manageable. Ticking off tasks after completing them, whether they are big or small, will give you a sense of accomplishment and boost productivity. Nevertheless, this organization does not have to limit itself to your to-do list. Another way to get organized is by simply cleaning your desk. Remove all the unnecessary clutter. After all, a tidy desk equals a tidy mind.
September marks a new start. The best way to get motivated and excited about work is by setting new goals. These don’t have to be long-term or overly ambitious. Small and manageable goals are enough to get started. Take time on your first day back to reflect, get inspired, and plan out new intentions.
Focus on the Positive
It is completely normal to not be excited about work from time to time. Especially after enjoying a vacation where you could let go of all your professional responsibilities. Even though it is easy to focus on the negative aspects of your job rather than the positive aspects, it will not do you any favors. By adopting a positive mentality towards your profession, you will find more enjoyment in completing your daily work activities.
Don’t be too hard on yourself. It usually takes a little while to transition back into your regular workflow. To ease the process, you could treat yourself to a nice lunch, listen to music, or buy yourself a little present. Don’t forget to take a small break every once in a while to get some fresh air. It will keep you energized, and the exposure to sunlight will give you a serotonin boost. This happiness hormone will surely improve your mood.