In a previous article we discussed the benefits of taking some time off to increase creativity. But after beautiful sunsets and landscapes are replaced by the routine in the office, how to convert a great idea into an actual project? In this article we list four must-do attitudes to get back to work with increased productivity.

Take Notes

Take noteThe first step to put an idea into practice is to give it a tangible form. Either it’s a written note, a voice record or even a scribble drawing, the idea is engraved and reviewed by your brain during the process.

Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, once wrote “I can’t tell you where I’d be if I hadn’t had a pen on hand to write down my ideas (or more importantly, other people’s) as soon as they came to me”.

Try to keep the habit of recording whatever comes to your mind, even during vacations. It’s fun and helps your brain to open space for new ideas!


Keep Up With Industry News

Young lady reading a bookA major problem of holidays is the disruption of your information feed. It’s a waste of time to spend days or even weeks after vacations reviewing news!

However, since you’re on vacations, give yourself a break by reading relevant blogs and/or listening to business podcasts, instead of brain-wrecking industry analysis.

Take a look at our Useful Reads for when Summer turns to Storm, featuring blogs and books essential to any digital entrepreneur broaden his critical thinking.

Keep in Touch with your Team


A quick phone call or a message to your partners can help you sleep better at night. By this, we don’t mean hours of conference call, but an update of how the team is doing while you are absent. It’s a good way to secure your team that you’re on board for any possible problems as well as to prepare them for the development of your next great idea.

Plan in advance

it-s-okay_1020-673Don’t expect to get off the plane at 7 am and work at 9 am at full productivity. Come home earlier to prepare your first day at work. Take advantage of this period to cool down, review your notes, rearrange ideas and think about a way to organize your team around new projects.