How to SURVIVE a #VacationHangover at work

It’s a real thing. Whether you’re relaxed after your vacation or not, coming back to work is tough. All is not lost, however. There are ways for you to recover from your back-to-work blues.

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1. DO THE EASY THINGS FIRST.
It’s always harder to start when you’re still in the holiday mood. So, do the easier tasks first.
These are normally the ones you can accomplish in a shorter amount of time and will make you feel like you’re doing something.

2. FOCUS ON ONE OR TWO KEY AREAS.
A nice way to get rid of the back-to-work blues is to give yourself a reason to be encouraged. Make sure you identify one or two key areas that are more crucial & attack the tasks in those areas. This should build some confidence and bring back some motivation at the workplace.

3. SPEND TIME WITH THE POSITIVE COLLEAGUES.
If you can’t get your positive attitude and mood back quickly, try surrounding yourself with the positive energy from the more lively colleagues.
Try to be around these productive or happier colleagues. Their enthusiasm and friendly interaction can prove to be a redeeming point of coming back to work.

4. WORK OUT.
I know what you’re thinking…..

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It’s probably the last thing you wanna do, but a jog, a swim or some sports with friends can help you to drive off the back-to-work blues. Working out also lets you sweat and shift your mental focus.

5. PLAN A LITTLE TREAT TO REWARD YOURSELF.
Plan something to brighten up your evening after your first day back at work! It can be a good dinner at your favorite restaurant or a ticket to watch a performance. That way, you have something to look forward to after your first day returning back to the office.

6. SHARE YOUR FEELINGS AND THOUGHTS.
Chatting with your friends or family may help to ease those pent-up emotions and stresses from work.
Like they say, “Sadness shared is sadness halved.” It helps to know you aren’t alone, and talking it out gives you some encouragement to keep moving forward.

7. HAVE AN END OF THE WEEK HANGOUT.
Cap off your first week back at work with some fun with friends. Doing what you like with whom you like is a simple but effective way to ward off the post-vacation blues. Great times with your friends also reminds you life isn’t just work, and things aren’t as tough as they seem.

You got this.

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