Pre-baby, I worked full time, took 7 months off and have now been back at work for 4 weeks, 3 days per week. However I'm struggling a bit to get used to working part time. My manager is very conscious of not overloading me with work, however there are only 2 of us in our team so if there is anything that I can't do, it falls on her and she already has a massive workload. I have also agreed to review my working arrangements in Feb to consider going up to working 4 days (my request, not theirs), so I'm concerned that if too much work is being shifted to my manager, she might say no to 4 days and say I have to come back 5 days.
I think I manage my time really well, I have a short term and long term to do list and give each item a due date, even if it doesn't have a set deadline, and I review and re-prioritise each morning to make sure everything urgent is done that day. I set aside half an hour when I first arrive and 15 minutes after lunch to read and file emails and then add the tasks to my to do list so I don't feel overwhelmed by a full inbox.
So how did you deal with transitioning from full time to part time, do you have any tips for me? :-)