Recovery tip #67 – Don’t rush back to work. If you can afford it, return to work with the same enthusiasm of a dog going to vet or a cat taking a bath. If I had to do over, I would have stiff-armed my return by a couple of months. I wasn’t ready. Even though my job has been very supportive and I felt a moral obligation to get back as fast as possible as symbol of returning to normal – I did it too soon.