Get a Handle on Your Life
With so much to attend to and worry about, it’s important to be on top of things. Prep your weekly wardrobe: Every Sunday, plan your outfits, accessories and shoes for the week – it’s one less thing to worry about when you’re in a rush to leave the house. Have time to spare: The extra time you give yourself will help you deal with the peak-hour rush and any emergencies, such as seeing to a sick child before you leave. Find your work groove again: It’s natural to feel out of place and out of touch with work after a hiatus. Be confident and remember what you achieved in the past, but if you need extra guidance, talk to your boss about assigning you a mentor.
As for fitting in with your coworkers, keep being friendly and accept that it takes time to bond with them. And do be prepared that your colleagues (and even your bosses) may be younger than you.