HOW TO COMBAT POST-HOLIDAY BLUES

29 August 2017

With the end of the Summer Holiday season slowly but surely approaching and the last Bank Holiday of the year over, take a look at our top tips for getting back into the swing of things at work when you’d rather be lounging by a pool somewhere sunny.

Create a to-do list

Organisation is key! Write a to-do list so you can prioritise what needs to be done immediately and what can wait until later on in the week. It’s been suggested that you should have no more than 3 things on your to-do list if you really want to be productive, so be realistic and don’t overwhelm yourself.
Top tip: Writing your list the night before means you can clear you head and be super productive the next day; knowing exactly what needs to be done and when.

Deal with your inbox

Coming back to an over-flowing inbox on your return from holiday is enough to make anybody want to immediately jump back onto a plane to somewhere sunny. Make sure to flag the most important messages, delete the spam and leave the rest for when you have more time.

Plan something exciting

Combat post-holiday blues by planning something exciting for the near future. Whether it be a holiday for next year, a team social or dinner with a friend, having something to look forward to is a great motivator. D&D London and The Evening Standard have collaborated for their #60secondsofsummer menus, offering 2 course meals in some of London’s top restaurants for as little as £15! 

Bring your holiday home

Was there a particular activity you enjoyed whilst you were away? Swimming, reading, cycling, baking, cocktail making? Why not start an office club involving one of these activities in order to incorporate your favourite holiday activities into your everyday life? It'll also be a great way to bring everyone in the team together!

Me time

Part of the reason we value holidays so dearly is because we focus more time on ourselves. Make sure to put some time aside to relax. Why don’t you try a face mask, running a bath, exercising or watching your favourite film?

Don’t push yourself

Don’t try and push yourself too much during your first week back. You’re sure to get back into the swing of things sooner that you realise!

 

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