So I didn’t wind up taking a vacation away from home last week, though since it was a vacation from normal family responsibilities, there has been some transitioning involved. If you’ve gone away for a week (or two!) then you’re often coming home to a deluge of work.
How do you handle it?
I’m writing a short piece on handling that post-vacation plunge and I'm looking for tips. I know that some people come back at least a day before they officially start work in order to get some stuff processed (there's something to be said for returning on Saturday from week-long trips generally — you can get laundry done, unpack, cope with jet-lag, etc). Others keep the out-of-office email on for an additional day so no new expectations hit the pile. Some simply delete everything, wagering that hey, if it’s really important, it will come back up. Some make sure to schedule something really fun after work that first day — to keep the vacation vibe going.
What works for you? Or do you just plunge in, like into a cold pool?
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