We all look forward to a holiday, but how often do we really, truly get away from it all? Are we sneakily checking in to ensure we keep on top of things? Are we just slow burning rather than switching off? The key to success is self-discipline
Most of us experience the 'returner' syndrome at some point, whether after a career break to go travelling, a gap between roles or maternity leave. Should you walk back in as if you've never been away or act like the new recruit? Every situation is different, but there are some things you should take account of to ensure a smoother ride.
Don't just accept any invitation or create any old event. Be really clear why you're doing the socialising and who you want or need to do it with. Is there a purpose, like the forming of a new team, or is it purely for you and your networking? It may simply be that you want to reconnect with a few colleagues? Be selective and prioritise.