31 Jan POST-VACATION BLUES: HOW TO BEST COPE WITH THE END OF CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS
It seemed like only yesterday that we couldn’t wait for Christmas holidays to come and without even noticing, the time has come to go back to work. The lucky ones spent two entire weeks having fun and chilling out and no wonder if coming back to work seems extremely tiring. Not to mention the possible symptoms this could trigger such as tiredness, anxiety, headaches, energy drops and mood swings – something like the experts refer to as post-vacation blues.
For tips on how to get into gear and to return to the daily grind both at work and at home, keep reading.
- MOVE FORWARD ONE STEP AT A TIME
the best thing to do at work is taking your time without having an agenda brimming with appointments and meeting right from the first day. Having spent some days out of office it’ll surely result in a backlog to be cleaned. That’s why it’s important to make a list of priorities without insisting on going through it all at once.
- TIDY UP YOUR WORKSTATION
a clean and tidy workstation is exactly what you need to stay tuned. Throw all the stockpile away, such as Post-it, unnecessary docs, glasses or small cups full of coffee dregs. Working on a tidy desk is the best way to start the new year and feeling more productive.
- E-MAILS… EN GARDE!
there’s nothing worse than opening your e-mails and finding tons of mails to read. Never fear!
Step one: start from the old ones, the first to be answered;
Step two: delete all the spam and answer to those which seem to be immediate;
Step three: focus on prickly problems that require more time to think about.
Easy steps to help you clearing up all the backlog in half the time.
- SET YOUR GOALS
the new year’s just begun and be prepared to face new challenges and aims. Making a list of reachable goals will be useful to psych you up and the right dose of motivation is the first step to succeed.
- THINK POSITIVE!
spending time with colleagues you usually get on well and facing exciting challenges may help you fight against the boredom typical of comebacks to work. Joining all the activities you like the most, will give you the peace of mind you need to better start your working day.
- TRAIN YOURSELF
why don’t you go for a jog, a swim, or even go to the gym or simply take a long walk in the open air? Not only it’ll help you having a healthy mind and charge up your body, but it also help you shedding off those extra pounds gained during Christmas holidays
- STICK TO A HEALTHY DIET
to get to a good start your brain needs a proper amount of sugar. Light meals containing carbohydrates (bread, pasta, rice or cereals) fruits & vegetables – all help you cope with seasonal sickness.
As the years go by, good intentions after holidays die hard. When you come back to work you generally feel exhausted and nostalgic, you try to do your best as soon as possible, looking forward to the next and long-awaited holidays …