6 Ways to Be Ready to Come Back From Your Vacation

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6 Ways to Be Ready to Come Back From Your Vacation by Mind Map: 6 Ways to Be Ready to Come Back From Your Vacation

1. Disconnect From Work And Technology

1.1. If you can pull it off, it will help you want to get back to work.

1.2. Truly disconnecting means not doing anything work-related during your vacation.

1.3. No email checking, no calls, no social media. Nothing.

1.4. Shut the phone off.

1.4.1. Use it for the essentials only, like Google Maps and Translate.

1.5. Relax, get back to your hobbies. It’s your time, do things you want to do that don’t work towards your productive activities.

2. Plan Your Return On Your Last Day Off

2.1. Don’t go back to work not knowing what to expect.

2.2. You’ll have clarity on what you need to do and you’ll be pumped to clear off that checklist

2.3. Be precise in your planning and break your tasks into the smallest possible chunks.

2.4. Don't schedule your hardest tasks on the day of your return. Or maybe not even in the first week.

2.4.1. Give yourself a chance to be back.

2.5. Ask your superior what tasks they’re thinking of assigning you and try to negotiate with them.

3. Be Positive About It

3.1. Do not tell yourself that coming back will suck. Even if you know it might.

3.2. Think about the positive aspects of your work. Think about the things you like about your work.

3.3. Whatever it is, capitalize on it.

3.4. If you struggle to find anything positive, well, maybe it’s worth considering other options?

4. Be Grateful

4.1. Some people don’t have the luxury of taking a vacation.

4.2. Be thankful for being granted vacation. Be thankful that your work made your vacation possible.

4.3. Work gives you purpose. Be thankful for the opportunity to do something productive.

5. Exhaust Yourself, Just Enough

5.1. When you take a vacation that’s too relaxing, you become too comfortable.

5.1.1. It’s hard to break out of it and want to go back to doing productive things.

5.2. You definitely should relax on vacation, but make sure to spend some energy too.

5.3. Spend energy on things you like to do.

5.3.1. On things out of your comfort zone. Learn new things. Meet new people. Eat new foods. Let your imagination run wild.

5.3.2. But don’t overdo it! Don't get back from vacation more exhausted than you were before

5.4. Plan your most relaxing activities for the end of your vacation.

6. Change Your Mindset About Work

6.1. Work and life go together. There’s no balance. Work is life.

6.2. Start seeing work as a way to get things done and not about a paycheque

6.3. Work gives meaning to life.

6.4. Believe that you’re doing things that work towards your goals

6.5. Stop thinking of work as a chore, but as a way to achieve your greatest ambitions in life.

6.5.1. Coming back to “work” then becomes coming back to achieving your goals. And that is enticing and will get you pumped.