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It’s the last day of the long Eid break and everyone is trying to get their mind around the fact that tomorrow we are back in the office. Not to deny, it is tough that a change of scenery would suddenly happen, shifting from a beautiful beach landscape to a workstation landscape. Even for those who didn’t travel and chose to stay in Cairo, the laidback mood they got into is kind of hard to let go of and get back to the hustle and bustle of work. To embrace this shift, here are tips to prepare yourself for work tomorrow.
1. Make a list of all the things you need to check first thing tomorrow.
Let’s be honest, chances are you might have a lot to deal with tomorrow. So, not to overwhelm yourself first thing in the morning and carry stress around all day, make a list of the urgent things you need to handle first thing and give them a priority. In finishing the big part first, you will feel less stressed and will have better energy to go through the rest.
2. Grab yourself a nice cup of coffee on the way to work.
Play your favorite music Pass by your favorite coffee shop, buy your favorite coffee, and maybe a donut or fresh bakery. Starting the day on good notes, even with the simplest kinds of pleasure, can play a great role in your overall mood.
3. Bring a nice decorative piece into your workstation.
First, keep your desk or workstation nice and neat, and avoid any clutter. Bring some nice decorative items to your desk might help. This can be as simple as a colorful new mug, or a framed photo from any happy moment in your break. This will add some happy vibes to your surroundings.
4. Check your calendar for the rest of the week.
Go through all the slots you’ve booked on your calendar before you go on vacation to refresh your memory on things you need to do, meetings you have to attend, etc. When you have a broader vision of the week – especially since the holiday gap was long enough for you to forget important things – you will be able to plan the week better and get on top of the game again.
5. Take breaks in between.
The shift from a chilled and relaxed mood to full-on hustle is hard, mentally and physically. This is why you need to take very short breaks in between your working day. After every 90 minutes of work, get up and move away from your desk for 5 or 10 minutes. This will make things easier for you and will ease any work pressure if any.