Getting back to work after a long break can be a bummer.

You really don’t miss the hustle and bustle of the city, especially when you get to experience fresh air, good food and a good night’s rest. But bills won’t pay themselves, and so, you get up, show up and get things done.

Get back to your daily grind

We know how you feel. So this week, we help you get back to your daily grind. In this edition of Five Tips Tuesday, we give you tips on how to motivate yourself and your team to overcome the week-after-vacation blues. Check out an app that will help you meet your goals, see how you can manage your workload that’s piled up. Discover five new books that you can add to your reading list to keep you motivated.

1. Management Tips – Most employees experience a sense of uncertainty after a long vacation. During the time of rest, employees get the chance to realign their priorities and decide whether to stay and push for their goals or leave in search of greener pastures. This infographic shows managers how they can motivate their teams and how they can avoid the latter.

2. Article – During the summer months and vacation periods, our social media feeds are bombarded with clips and images of our colleagues’ fabulous getaways. While some just want to document their trips and share their experiences, others excessively post theirs as if fishing for hearts and likes on their feed. Here’s an interesting take on this fad written by Henry Alford, discussing the details of how social media has changed how we spend our days of rest.

3. Self-Motivation – Fast Company shares some tips and tricks on how to make returning to work less traumatic. Check out how you can manage the after-vacation blues, manage the piled up tasks you need to get back to, and how you can ease your stress levels when you get back.

4. Apps – We are always told to strive for work-life balance, but the consistency of making it happen almost always is the problem. Crucendo is a web app that’s designed to help you be more introspective and only takes as little as five minutes a day. See what it can do for you.

5. Books – Here’s a quick list of straight-to-the-fact motivational books that you’d want to add to your reading list. From learning how to manage and grow your finances to hustling and working smarter, these books will definitely give you that extra push you need to be better at work and life.

Got more to add to our list? We’d love to hear from you!. Take a look at previous issues of Five Tips Tuesday by visiting our blog.

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