I was able to jump right back into my work schedule without missing a beat. That's because I did not have to establish the parameters. My clients were scheduled and I showed up. The routines that I have at home have taken much longer to reestablish.
So what can be done to help ourselves? Most important is ACCEPTANCE. Know that transitions are a challenge. Don't be yourself up or tell yourself all is lost and you'll never get back. Treat yourself with COMPASSION. Understand that it will happen it will just take a bit longer. Use POSITIVE SELF TALK to give yourself pep talks and keep awareness. Tell yourself that you will get back in the swing and remind yourself how good it will feel to be in your routine again.