How to Refocus Post Vacation

It’s that time of year again where we’re coming to the end of summer and many people are returning from their yearly breaks. This often leads to a feeling of post-holiday blues, particularly when thinking about returning to work. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. Although the relaxing break you were fortunate enough to have has ended, this gave you the opportunity to refuel and reenergize, meaning refocusing shouldn’t be a problem.

Be Positive

Having a break from work means that you will go back feeling refreshed and ready. If you have a positive mindset like this, it will be great for your motivation and productivity. People want to work in a positive and stimulating environment, so this positive attitude will also benefit your colleagues.


After time off work, it is inevitable that your inbox will be full. Instead of trying to tackle everything at once, organising yourself is key. This can be achieved by looking through emails and prioritising tasks, creating to-do lists and asking colleagues if they can update you on any work they have helped you with whilst you’ve been away.

Don’t Delay

One mistake many people make when returning to work is that they procrastinate. However, the best way to get back into your routine is to jump back into the work. This will help you gain momentum and be more productive, rather than dwelling on the tasks which need to be completed.

Anne Taylor at DIRECTions coaching is a UK based coach specialising in executive, leadership, and life coaching, and has done so with many successful individuals and employees of multinational companies with demanding objectives. If you believe you could succeed with Anne’s help, then do not hesitate to give her a call on 020 3151 6830.