Work-Life 7/10/2015

Malakye Picks: Beat the Vacation Blues

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When the Cat's Away: What Can Be Learned About Team Dynamic Upon Returning From Vacation by Leslie Juvin-Acker (read it on
Why Read It? Because we all need to get away, but that means we may have missed out on the latest happenings at the office.

  • Take the morning of your return to get back up to speed about what is going on in the office
  • Be an active listener and talk to many people around the office to get the scoop in order to decode what really went on
  • Capitalize on the fresh perspective and clear mind from vacation in order to take stock of the team dynamics

"Returning from vacation is an excellent opportunity to benchmark the overall health and well being of the team so that we don't have to anxiously dread coming back from vacation or dream about early retirement in the first place."


Everyone Should Know These 10 Tips Before Returning to Work After Vacation(read it on
Why Read It? Because returning to work after vacation can be stressful, but it shouldn't be!

  • Clean up and organize your work space and turn off your out of office messages
  • Take a look at your calendar as a reminder of what needs to get done in the future, then make a list of tasks in order of importance or what needs to get done first
  • Tackle your list one task at a time and eliminate distractions

"Returning back to work after a vacation is a transition period. Don't beat yourself up over how long it's taking you to catch up on things!"

How to Come Back to Work After a Vacation Without Feeling Miserable
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6 Ways to Beat the Back-to-Work Blues After Vacation
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