Holding down a job while raising a young baby is never easy, especially when you’ve just returned from four months of maternity leave.
You have a little one to care for when you get home, and disrupted sleep has left you feeling like a zombie.
It’s affecting your work performance, and your boss has noticed.
He keeps telling you that you’re not doing as well or aren’t as fast as you used to be before the break. He wants you to improve quickly, and warns you to be prepared for a bad appraisal if you don’t.
But don’t despair or feel overwhelmed. There’s a lot you can do to improve the situation.