Beware: the Post-Vacation Slam - Breathing Space Blog
The Remedy? Plan your trips so that you return before you announced you would. Include a "decompression" phase in your plans; your trip is not complete until you comfortably reintegrate yourself. Also:
* Take one less vacation day and build in a day for transition and decompression rather than coming back too abruptly.
* Avoid returning to work on a Monday; it's already a high-pressure day.
* Instruct others to handle or reroute as many phone calls as possible; and to segment your mail and other papers that come in. Return to a clean office and a clean desk.
* Unpack all your bags quickly. You may be tired, but the task will only be more burdensome later. Put all notes and papers in their place as soon as possible if you ever intend to act on them.