Holidays come and go, and the New Year has now arrived. So what can we do to get back to work?
While most of us want to sit at our desks with the energy, creativity, and enthusiasm that will help us come up with the next great idea, what’s really happening is that we spend so much time trying to answer emails and phone calls to no avail. left behind on the tasks that had accumulated while we were away.
How can we get rid of the unhappiness of work and get that motivation and energy that we have during the vacations? Here are our best tips.
1). You most likely stayed up late and slept through the vacations, so to get back on course, set an alarm. Try not to take naps so that you’re tired at night and can go to bed at a normal time.
2). Set up a mini schedule so you can get back to your normal schedule.
2). Transition back to work. If possible, try to schedule the meeting on Tuesday rather than Monday. But if you must schedule it on the day you return, try it for the afternoon so you have a little space and time to readjust.
3). Look after yourself. Return to the same exercise and diet routine as before the vacations. Get a good night’s sleep.
4). Follow up with your co-workers/employees to find out how their holidays/holidays are going and to get updates on incredible projects.
5). Give yourself a break. Try meeting friends for lunch or coffee the week you get back to work.
6). Looking for fresh air. Go for a walk during your lunch break. Instead of emailing your coworkers, walk over to their desk.
7). Get a new hobby. If there’s something you want to try like cruising or running a 5k, be prepared.
8). Make a list of goals you want to accomplish this year. Goals can motivate us to do more and reach higher. If you are not happy at work, then 2016 should be a year of change.
Written by: Kristin Marquet
Kristin Marquet is the Creative Director of Creative Development Agency, fashion and lifestyle PR in New York City. She is also the founder and editor-in-chief of the upcoming women’s lifestyle newsletterTheLABDaily.com.
With a master’s degree in marketing from New York University, she has written for several fashion and business magazines, and has appeared in several media including Businessman, Business Insider, American Express Small BusinessAnd Entrepreneurial Woman magazine. He currently writes for Entrepreneur.comand will launch an indie fashion magazine, Lifestyle and Business Magazine of 2016. For more information, please visit CreativeDevelopmentAgency.com.