Getting back to work after a summer holiday is never easy. You’re in the office while your mind is still on the beach, but the longer you put off the tasks the harder it will be to finally start working on them. In fact, the best thing you can do to minimize stress is to make a schedule and be productive from the very start. But that’s often easier said than done.
Whether you work in the office, remotely from home, or still study, returning to your desk after a break can be daunting. Here are our best productivity tips to help you get back on track.
Clean Your Desk
Don’t even think about starting until you’ve cleaned your desk and threw out all trash and clutter. Just get it over with.
If you’re not sure where to start and everything seems urgent, list the tasks that are waiting for you and prioritize them, then start working on the first one.
Start With Manageable Tasks
Pick three things that you can do to get your mind moving in the right direction. It’s okay if that’s all you manage to do the first day.