Going Back to Work in a Post-Holiday World
We hate to break it to you, but the holidays are officially over. We know, it sucks. The holidays are a great time to catch up with friends, family, and enjoy the collective cheer we all feel with gift giving and shopping. But, now that the new year has begun and the final weekend of your holiday break is here, it’s safe to say that the fun is over and it’s time to grind through another year. While that might sound like a bad thing, there are so many positive things to a new year beginning. More opportunity, new beginnings, and plenty of resolutions to strive toward accomplishing. One resolution you can make for yourself is to make the best of going back to work and we at Toyota of Clermont have some helpful tips to make it happen!
Making the Best of the End of Holiday Break
It’s always sad to say goodbye to a good holiday break, but it’s something we can’t avoid. Luckily, there are a number of ways to make going back to work more enjoyable and easier on yourself.
Get in the Right Mindset
Mind over matter, right? It’s true that coming to the end of holiday break can feel disheartening, but it doesn’t have to. Before going back to work on Monday, get yourself in the right mindset. Take some time to relax and appreciate the break you’ve been able to enjoy. Dig deep and drum up some enthusiasm for your work before your alarm clock rings on Monday morning.
Think of Ways to Add Some Spice to Your Work Day
While you might have a lackluster outlook on your job, that can be fixed with a little variety and spontaneity. Before you head back into the office, think of ways that you can add some variety to your work day. Try going through your daily tasks a different way, bring healthier options for your lunch or even take a walk during your break, make friends with those in your workplace that you hadn’t before, ask to sit in a different area of the office or a different room entirely. The possibilities are endless!
Give Yourself Some Buffer Time
The worst way to get back into the office is to come back from break and jump right into work the next day. This can leave you feeling wiped and unprepared for the sudden change from relaxing to working. Our advice? Give yourself a little bit of buffer time. Luckily, with one last weekend before Monday, you have a significant amount of time to spare. Take this time to decompress and get things in order before heading back to work.
Get Ready for a Bulging Inbox
If you’ve been out of the office for a while, it’s likely that your email inbox will be bursting when you make it into the office on Monday. Do your best to not get overwhelmed by the chaotic digital space and take your time working your way through each important message. To make it easier, start by parsing out any spam or promotional mail before getting into the serious stuff.
We know it’s sad that the holidays are over, but a new year has begun and it’s the perfect time to reinvigorate your work life. Follow these tips and good luck on Monday!