May 22nd, 2012 • Posted by Ramona Rice • Permalink
How to Survive Coming Home from Vacation
As many of you know I the official DeStresser was out last week because I was graduating from the University of Virginia (okay had to throw that out one last time). I decided to take the week before the big day off because I was a nervous wreck, that walk on the Lawn was long. Plus it gave me the opportunity to spend time with my father and tiny humans something as a mom getting a degree the past four years was not always an option.
What I never expected was that getting back into the swing of things at work would be so well difficult. My morning started like this: car would not start (let lights on); dropped kids off at school late; tried to go to the gym only to find my normal way blocked, and then my workout was interrupted by the fire alarm. Then of course coming back to work and catching up on the day-to-day grind.
I need a vacation already!
Many of you will be heading out, chasing those first glorious days of summer vacation this weekend and at some point next week you'll come back to your regular life wishing vacation never ended.
Here are some friendly words of advice: when coming back from vacation don't take on the world at once. I mean it, don't tell everyone you're back or if you do limit access.
For example, rather than making myself open to the entire DeStress team I only met with key personnel this morning to go over what happened and to see if there were any serious issues I needed to deal with. It is not as overwhelming to meet with one or two people. Only after that was done did I poke my head out to the rest of the world. Limiting access is sometimes hard, especially after coming back from an event where everyone wants to celebrate you. Yet, I find it a necessary practice in the life of a DeStresser.
So DeStressers out there what do you do to make sure vacation bliss doesn't leave you the second you come home? I would love to hear your suggestions.