Waking up and heading back to work after vacation; which in my case means at least ten days off from work and most responsibilities is feeling a bit brutal this morning. Getting back into routine is often tough for many of us. Vacations are necessary and I advise to take them as often as you can which I try to do numerous times throughout the year but coming back to reality is rough and I might already be tired at 8am!
So in trying to prepare for getting back to work and into the swing of things, I was thinking about how I can help myself transition from sleeping in, no tasks required, lounging when I want, reading when I wish, eating and drinking too much to an on task, lots to do, more responsibility than I often want at a place where they pay me mode.
This got me thinking; are we ready to get started each day? Are we ready to hit the ground running when we hear our alarms? Are we ready to be on for our families and employers? Or if you run your own company, are you ready for the long to do list you may have?
I am not all that ready to head back to work, but I am looking forward to a routine. I like to plan and work towards goals so I thought that would be the best way to get myself ready for this morning. I made a list of goals I want to achieve here in the near future. These were simple and probably too easy to accomplish but is a start when what I am really wanting to do is to sleep in and still be lounging in the water up at the lake house.
Here are some of the things I have been doing to “get ready”:
I mapped out on Sunday what I may need to do when I get to work this morning.
I recommitted to my morning tasks (think I have mentioned SAVERS before (thank you Hal Elrod)). This by far has been the best method I have ever followed; check out his book: The Miracle Morning
I started a new workout program.
I prepared what I need for the first day back to work and made a plan for dinner with the kids ahead of time.
By doing these things I am feeling a bit more prepared for a new work week and tackling getting back into work mode.
What do you to do get ready for things you may have to do? Do you have tips and tricks to help you when you are tired or not really excited for whatever you may be facing? How do to get back into the groove of work and routine; especially after a long vacation? Do you fight to find motivation to keep at it? Or are you recharged and ready to go already? If so, how do you keep that motivation? I would love to hear your ideas too. Emails are always welcome.
I hope you have a great Monday! If you are on vacation; enjoy every moment!