Are you just coming back to work from vacation? It can be difficult to focus your mind on the tasks you have in front of you when your thoughts are drifting to the ocean air and warm weather. You may not even want to be in the office right now, but as the business owner, it is your job to get everyone on track. So what can you do to not get distracted after a nice, relaxing vacation?
You can boost your productivity after a break by altering your mindset. This can be done by switching around your typical schedule in order to motivate yourself to get the ball rolling at work. Also, it doesn’t help anyone to be stressed and overwhelmed by all the work you have missed. To ease your worries, the following are some things you can try on your first day back:
• Arrive to the Office an Hour Early
Getting to work before the rest of your team arrives allows you to readjust without feeling rushed. This gives you an opportunity to draft a schedule and a to-do list for the rest of the day.
• Get in Contact with Clients and Co-Workers
With an extra hour to spare, you can begin by cleaning up your in-box. After, check in with key members of your team to see if there is anything urgent you should deal with.
• Begin with the Smaller Tasks
Within the first few hours back, you should select a few of the less overwhelming tasks to do. This will help you keep control of your work load and see accomplishments along the way. If you can, leave the larger tasks for your second day back.
Everything may seem urgent to your team upon your return. But learning to prioritize what needs to be handled immediately and what can wait will help you feel less stressed and allow the team to believe in your abilities to lead.
Owning a business can come with many unpredictable events, especially when you are away on vacation. At Anchor Insurance Agencies, we hope these tips will help to remove some of the stress upon your return. Trusting that your team can handle issues that may arise will allow everyone to feel more confident about where the business is heading. Maintaining your focus even after a break can boost success and productivity overall.