8. Be Ready For Questions
Once the big day arrives, it's helpful to know what you're going to say when well-meaning coworkers ask you how you're doing, (after all, if you're like me, the wrong question at the wrong moment can push you to the verge of sobbing).

Kimber Kirshner Azevedo shared, “If you are feeling especially tearful and don’t want to burst out crying when people ask you 'How is your first day back?' (When you really want to say 'IT'S TERRIBLE, THANKS FOR ASKING!') have a response ready to go-- try 'It’s a change but we are managing.'"