You aren’t alone if you have ever felt like you have needed a vacation right after your vacation, especially when you have just had the most relaxing, magical, and well-deserved vacation. It can be hard to motivate yourself to throw yourself back into work and think about deadlines, emails, and clients. Unfortunately, all good times must come to an end, and your job can’t be avoided forever.
In fact, that inevitable buildup of work can be so overwhelming that some people might avoid going on vacation. In 2018, 52% of Americans didn’t use all of their vacation days, and just a little over half of Americans surveyed plan on taking at least half of their vacation days. This is partially due to the fact that people are afraid that no one else can do their job, and that they will have to return to a mountain of work.
However, the advantages of taking a vacation are undeniable. In fact, they can even help make you more productive when you get back. When you do return, here are a few tips to help your transition from holiday to work go a little bit smoother.