How to Be Productive After a Long Weekend [Video Blog Summary]

How to Be Productive After a Long Weekend [Video Blog Summary]


What’s better than a three-day holiday weekend? No matter what you with your time, we love getting an extra day off. The trouble is in coming back. When you get back to the office to a mountain of email to answer and only four days left to do your job, it can be a real grind. So we’ve put together some tips for how to have the most productive four day work-week possible. First, set an out-of-office message and let people know why they won’t be hearing from you. You can save yourself a lot of headache by asking people to write “Urgent” in the subject line, letting them know who they can reach out to you in your absence, or simply telling them when you’ll be back to answer their email. That way, there won’t be any surprises waiting for you in your inbox when you get back. Then, block off some time on your calendar just to answer emails as soon as you get back. Set aside an hour or two to go through your inbox, reply to any urgent messages that came in, and to prioritize your week accordingly. Then, create a reasonable to-do list for your return. It’s easier than trying to remember what you were doing three days later, and your future self will definitely thank you. Then when you get back, have a quick stand-up meeting with your team. Whether it’s virtual or in person, check in to see what everybody’s working on, and make sure that nothing slipped through the cracks over the weekend. And then you can check in on what you do with a long weekend too. Thanks so much for watching this blog post summary. We’ve provided tools and resources to help below, so keep scrolling.

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