Back to work after the summer holiday

by Darren Peck

Back to work after the summer holiday

It’s said that all good things must come to an end – and this includes your summer holiday. While it might only seem like yesterday that you were setting up your email’s ‘out of office’ and waving goodbye to your colleagues, it’s time to face the fact that work is once again just round the corner. But how do you re-adjust to your 9-5 job after spending several carefree weeks relaxing in the sun? We skim through what you’ve got to look forward to.

Sleeping routine

Gone are those glorious days when it’s not considered inappropriate to just doze off right in the middle of the day. Instead, it’s back to setting your alarm and hopping out of bed bright and early in the morning. It’s also no longer the time for a siesta – even if you’re pretty sure that your boss won’t catch you!

Professional footwear

There’s nothing quite like slipping on a pair of flip-flops for the day, is there? Unfortunately, the footwear might look a little out of place if you try it in the office. It’s time to pick up where you left off with a trusted old pair of shoes and socks. The sensation might feel strange at first, but you’ll get used to it.

Business attire

Don’t be concerned if your old work clothes don’t feel like they once did. For starters, you will probably be carrying a few extra pounds after your well-deserved summer break. Secondly, those professional suits aren’t particularly forgiving for people suffering from a spot of sunburn. Opt for a looser fitting, cool cotton shirt next to your skin if you’re suffering!

Healthy diet

‘Go on, I’m on a holiday!’ is more than likely the mantra that you’ve lived by during your summer holiday. In particular, you’ll have no doubt dropped this line when it comes to any plate of food. Sadly, it’s back to just three meals a day when you’re back in the office, so why not research some delicious salad ingredients or new lunch options to make it more palatable?

Welcome back!

Hopefully, it won’t take you too long to get right back into the swing of things at work. Just remember, it’s perfectly natural to be contemplating different careers after a few weeks away and there’s no harm in exploring the options that are available to you.

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