We know sometimes its not easy getting back into the swing of things after a relaxing break. That’s why we’ve decided to put together some handy tips to help you beat the ‘back-to-work blues’. We hope they help!
- Ease into the workload – Get into a working mindset by starting on a small and manageable task. As you make progress you should start to realise that it’s not as tough as you first thought.
- Prioritise your work – Don’t get overwhelmed by the 300 emails sitting in your inbox, but rather spend 25 minutes separating your inbox into 2 files ‘Urgent and Later’. This way you can prioritise your work by importance and won’t have 300 sitting in your inbox, but rather 20 or so that need to be actioned right away.
- Communicate – It’s easy to forget after a 2 or 3 week break. Speak with your manager and colleagues to make sure you’re still on the same page.
- Set goals – Goals are an essential part of getting motivated. Have a think about what you want to achieve throughout the year and then plan how you can achieve it. Forecasting is a great way to set goals, this involves writing your goals in your diary on the dates you hope to achieve them by, this makes sure you always have something to work towards.
- Stay social – Arrange after-work activities on evenings or weekends, so you can escape the daily grind and have something to look forward to throughout the working week.
- Clean up – Pack away your Christmas decorations or any clutter from last year, it will help you get out of holiday mode. A clean environment is also easier to work in.
- Stay healthy – Regular exercise, eating healthy and a healthy sleeping pattern will give you the energy you need to conquer the New Year.
- Stay positive – Be thankful for the refreshing break and think of going back to work as a fresh start. After a rejuvenating holiday, you’ll be full of great ideas and with the right attitude, you’ll be very productive as well.
- Plan a holiday – Having something exciting to plan and look forward to can make the hard work seem worth while.