Top 5 Things to Do While on Work Leave

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Still have plenty of time before you go back to your regular work grind while on official leave? It rarely happens but it does. You may have accomplished the reason for your leave earlier than you expected. You may have been certified physically able to move around with ample time left with your medical leave. So what constructive things can you do to use the precious time left in your hands wisely?


Here are the top 5 things to do while on work leave: 

Sort Out Those Files

This is probably one of the most unwanted tasks for anyone especially if you have a big pile of files to go through. But guess what? The pile will just continue growing bigger unless you do something about it. Sort them out and put the important documents in labeled envelopes or folders and throw those that are no longer needed. You will end up knowing exactly where to find the documents when you need them and having more space for documents and papers that are yet to come.


Create Your Personal Space

Create your personal space at home if you still don't have one. If you already do, liven it up to provide a fresh feel. Whether it is to relax or do your work, find a room or any space where you can retreat in peace. Normally, I would prefer a general cleaning of the home but if that proves impossible, putting order in your own space can create wonders in your perspective and productivity.


Meet Up With Seldom-Seen Friends and Relatives

So you have been missing all those reunions and events all these years because of work and family responsibilities. This is the right time to set aside a day or two to meet up with friends and relatives you haven't seen for a long time. You cannot imagine just how rejuvenating the experience can be for tired minds and bodies.


Bond with Your Family

It is highly possible that you have not really bonded lately with your family even if you see them every day. That is a common dilemma faced by many modern families today where everyone is in a rush. Now that you have some time in your hands, initiate simple family activities that will remind all members just how important family is. This is something that you will never regret doing.


Reconnect to Yourself

It may be hard to believe but you can actually lose connection to yourself amidst all the hustle and bustle going on in your life. Use this time to reconnect to your spiritual, emotional, and physical self. Take better care of yourself so you will be able to take care of your loved ones, your work, and your community. 


My Say

Most of are so used to being busy that we actually feel lost when we find ourselves having some time to spare. Time is precious and time-off from work is not usually available.

That said, we should welcome this time to do things that we often neglect but are actually very important for our well-being. 

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