Long holiday weekends are always a great time to travel, relax, hang out with friends and family, and celebrate. And if you suffer from a “case of the Mondays” on a regular basis, long weekends give you a chance to avoid this “virus” for a week. But if you find it difficult to get back in the swing after an extra long weekend, here are a few things to keep in mind…
Go hard out of the gate: Not only does a holiday weekend extend your weekend by a day, but it also shortens the following week. If you’ve got a week’s worth of tasks to do, and only four days to do them, you can feel swamped. The best thing to do to return to normalcy is to go hard as you can on Tuesday. If you can work extra hard and be almost caught up by Wednesday morning, the rest of your week will seem normal, maybe even easy.
Dedicate some time to your email: I once left the country for week and got so far behind on my gmail account that it took me six months to sort through it all. If you’re used to receiving a lot of email every day, you may get stressed just looking at the sheer volume of your inbox. If you find yourself in this situation, take some time early to look through your inbox and at least delete the junk mail before you try tackling anything of value.
Give it away, give it away, give it away now: Even if you’re not a fan of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, you can appreciate these lyrics if you’ve got a lot of tasks to catch up on. If you’ve got employees, interns, or virtual assistants you can delegate tasks to, take advantage. If you have the ability to delegate, this is a great time to take advantage.