That is why it is best if you plan ahead, instead of cramming a day before going back to work. Preparing yourself and your baby a week or two before going back to work will not just help you enjoy the last bits of your downtime, but it can also ease your stress and worries.
What to Do
Here are some tips on how to prepare for the end of maternity leave and be ready to get back to work.
Don’t be too Hard on Yourself
There are a lot of new challenges you need to face once you get back to work. That is why it is best if you don’t stress yourself too much as it can negatively affect your productivity and motivation once you return to duty.
Take things little by little, don’t overthink, and don’t overwhelm yourself with all the tasks you need to accomplish. It can be tough to leave your little one at home, but just remember that you’re doing what’s best for their future.
Be in Touch with Your Boss and Officemates
Since you’ve been away for quite some time, it is best if you catch up on new updates about the workforce from your office buddies or boss. This will help you adjust, if ever there are changes, to prevent you from experiencing culture shock.
Another tip is to ask your employer for a quick rundown of tasks you need to do on your first workday, so you won’t be astounded by the workload.
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