11 Tips for Rejoining the Workforce After a Career Break

How to Transition Back Into the Workforce After an Absence

8. Take Care of Unrelated Chores Ahead of Time

In another week or two you'll be fully focused on excelling in your new position, with less time than you're used to for errands and everyday tasks like car maintenance, bill paying, gift shopping and home repairs.

Are there any upcoming tasks you can do ahead of time? Your happily employed self will disdain the laziness of unemployed You if unnecessarily loaded with time consuming household duties the first week back on the job. She'll wish she could relax a little after such a long day at work and may be annoyed by the dirty windows she no longer has time to clean.