After the holidays which are full of fun and joy, returning back to regular routine can distress many of us. While almost everyone doesn’t like going back to work especially after the joy of holidays, you should face the reality and do your best to adjust and be productive again. In order to prevent the post-holiday blues, you have to do a little bit of planning and accept that it is over so that you can get back to the right mindset.
Below are some helpful tips which will help you to resume your regular routine.
- Return Home Early: Rather than using the holiday time until the last minute, return back home one day early and rest at home. This will give you time to adjust your normal daily life and help you recover from your journey. You can run regular errands such as unpacking your luggage, doing laundry and buying groceries. If you return on Sunday, you can also take Monday off so you only work for 4 days during your first week after the holidays.
- Take Care of Your Eating Habits: During holidays, you generally overeat so preparing a healthy meal for your lunch will help you feel that you actually returned back to your normal life. A healthy meal will also be good for your diet and prevent you from gaining weight. Some people gain weight during holidays due to the food they eat in parties so paying attention to what you eat in the office after the holidays will help you go back to your regular weight.
- Remember Your Experiences: Instead of wining that the holidays are over, choose some of your favorite holiday photos and print them out. Decorate your desk with them along with some of your favorite holiday decorations. Keeping them around will remind you good memories and be a positive trigger. You can also set your photos as background images of your desktop or phone.
- Plan Fun Activities for January: Instead of facing a blank January calendar, why not plan some fun activities like going to skiing for the weekend or going to a new movie. You can even go one step further and plan hosting a party on Valentine’s Day. Having new things to look forward to will keep you motivated and busy. The only thing you need to is to get out and enjoy the winter.