With Wimbledon and the World Cup behind us, you'll probably be thinking about the long summer ahead and how to fill all those weeks until school starts again. You're unlikely to be thinking much about how you can get yourself back to work, at least until the summer is over. However, the summer can provide you with time to step away from your usual routine, to think and reflect and to implement some changes at home, all of which will lay strong foundations for your return to work. At the same time do take time to relax and recharge so that you are refreshed and full of energy when autumn comes around.
Here are some ideas of helpful and simple activities you can do during the summer:
- Create a network chart
- Get clearer about what will fulfill you and what you might do next
- Practise your story
- Prepare your family
The summer is a great time to make changes to the family routines and responsibilities away from the hectic schedule of the school year. If you're hoping to go back to work, you'll need to prepare your family for the changes that will be required of them. For younger children, this might be a new kind of after school care or route to school. For older children, you might want them to start taking responsibility for organising their sports kit, making their own packed lunches or doing laundry. You'll know best what adjustments you will need your family to make, to support your return to work, and the more preparation they have the easier it will be. Read our posts on combating guilt feelings if these get in the way of making the changes that will help you.
Have a good summer, rest and recharge. We'll also be taking time to relax and recharge and will be back in a month's time.
Posted by Katerina