Be strategic in how you allocate your time and put yourself first. Make a list of everything that you think you have to do, and rank into a priority list. Think about what you want your CV to look like.
Be kind to yourself – it is not easy returning to work after an absence. Colleagues and fields move on and advance in your absence. It is important to not compare yourself to others - even those who have taken career breaks such as maternity leave, as every career break is very different