By Brenda Bethman
This week’s links do not really relate to technology per se, but as you know from my previous posts, I’ve been traveling a bit this summer and just returned from vacation. So reentry is on my mind:
- “How to Make Your Vacation Buzz Last”
- “Post-Vacation Blues? 11 Tips to Ease Back into Work”
- “How to Take a Vacation From Work” (this piece recommends totally disconnecting so that your reentry is hard. I did this for the most part during my recent vacation and indeed, Monday was rough. But that’s okay).
One thing I’ve started doing for the past couple of years is scheduling a “transition day” for my last day of vacation — we come home the day before that day so that I have a day off between getting home and going back to work. I use that day to unpack, do laundry, catch up on snail and e-mail (don’t answer much email that day, but I do go into my inbox and delete like crazy). I find it really helpful in terms of making that first day back in the office feel a bit less stressful. How do you deal with vacation reentry? Share your tips in the comments!