A question most of us are asked when we’ve taken time off work.

Whether you have gone away, or are going away or are just taking time out, often going back to work on a Monday morning is something that we are quite often unprepared for.

The thought of going back to work can often be worse than actually getting stuck into your job again.

We all need time to re-energise but if the relaxation and enjoyment of your holiday is immediately forgotten as soon as you open your laptop again, then perhaps it’s time to re-think what it is that you do.

Returning to work after a holiday can be especially challenging when you’re stuck in a job that lacks fulfilment.

The prospect of diving back into tasks that don’t excite you can be demotivating, and the contrast between the relaxation of your time off and the routine of your job can feel disheartening.

A solution?

  • Re-evaluate your career
  • Consider exploring new opportunities or acquiring skills to pivot towards a more satisfying job
  • See what else is out there, register with reputable recruitment companies
  • Get active on LinkedIn and re-format your CV
  • Engaging in hobbies or activities you enjoy outside of work can infuse your routine with positivity – are there any night classes you can register for in September that will increase your skills and training?

Being proactive can help with the frustration of being back at work in a job you don’t enjoy

Additionally, fostering a supportive work environment through open communication with colleagues and Line Managers can help alleviate the sense of drudgery.

By addressing the root cause of your dissatisfaction and taking a positive approach you can make the return to work after a holiday less daunting and more fulfilling.

As ever, if you have the holiday blues or feel you’re stuck in a job that just isn’t doing it for you, then head over to our website. Register your CV or just give us a call to see what opportunities we have now, or in the pipeline.

(Or alternatively, you could decide against *ever* requesting any annual leave…..therefore effectively eliminating any basis for comparison!)


Published On: August 18th, 2023 / Categories: Blog /