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Returning To The Office
[John’s Story]

John had been working from home for two years now. He had gotten used to the comfort of his home office and its flexibility. But he missed the social interaction with his colleagues and the sense of belonging that came with working in an office. So when his company announced they would return to the office, John was excited. On his first day back, John was greeted by his colleagues with warm smiles and friendly banter. He felt a sense of relief wash over him as he realized how much he had missed being around people. The office was buzzing with activity, and John felt energized by the positive energy around him.

As he settled into his desk, John realized that he had forgotten how much he enjoyed the routine of going to work every day. He felt more productive and focused than he had in months. And when it was time to go home, John left the office feeling satisfied and fulfilled. Returning to the office had been an excellent decision for John. While working from home had its perks, he realized there was nothing quite like being part of a team and working together towards a common goal.

Here are some 
tips that might 
help you adjust 
to returning 
to the office 
after working 
from home.

1. Be compassionate with yourself and others. The shift to working from home was sudden, and that kind of change was psychologically jarring and, therefore, harmful for most people. So it’s essential to be kind to yourself and others as you adjust back to the office.

2. Be intentional with your time and energy, and set realistic expectations. You may have gotten used to a certain level of flexibility while working from home, but it’s crucial to establish a new routine that works for you in the office.

3. Establish a new routine (and wake up early enough to do it!). You may have gotten used to sleeping in or working in your pajamas while at home, but it’s important to establish a new routine that works for you in the office.

4. Set your boundaries. You may have gotten used to being able to work whenever you want while at home, but it’s essential to set boundaries for yourself when you’re back in the office.

5. When you reconnect with people, remember they’ve also been through a lot. Being empathetic and understanding is vital as you reconnect with colleagues who may have had different experiences while working from home.

6. Prepare to take care of your mental health. Returning to the office can be stressful, so taking care of your mental health is important as you make the transition.

Final Thoughts

Returning to the office can be a big adjustment after working from home for an extended period of time. But it can also be an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and rediscover the benefits of working in an office environment. By being compassionate with yourself and others, setting realistic expectations, and taking care of your mental health; you can make the transition back to the office as smooth as possible.

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