How to Get Your “Mojo” at Work After a Long Holiday

The festivities are as good as done. By Monday next week, we will be all required to be fully involved in activities at our work stations and life has to go on.

It may be hard to get back your magic at work after a period of relaxation and we are here to take you through possible ways you can reclaim your magical touch after the holidays.


Return to Work Early

The goal here is to blend in earlier and not be disorganised as works pile. When you return to work earlier, you get to organise yourself prior and by the time you start work you’re always good to go. I’d recommend leaving the comfort of your upcountry homes latest a day earlier.


Take Your Time, Have a Schedule (Don’t Try to Do All Your Work at Once)

By the essence of the festive holidays, and the excitement that comes with them, it is common to find a huge pile-up of work from either before or ahead.
Unless you have deadlines to meet, don’t try to finish all your assignments from before and after the holidays at once. Get a schedule and time table yourself. In the middle of that timing, you’ll pick up your mojo.


Resume Your Routine

Holidays are special. Instead of the usual 5am that we wake up at, we tend to sleep through our days and get maximum and sometimes abnormal rest. Before you resume work, try to get used to your earlier schedule.
If you’ve been jogging every morning before work, initiate it again like two days before you start work officially.
It helps to get your body and mind used to your usual routine and easily gets you back on track.


Carry a Remembrance from the Festivities

This is not based on any professional guidance. It’s just my own advice.
I will assume the festive season was good for you and you had fun with family and friends. Memories of those good times, I believe, can help you regain your work magic. Carry to work, a picture or anything that will bring you memories from the festive season. Let it motivate you to be better at what you do. Your family and friends should be your motivation.

There is really so much you can do to get your mojo for work and this is just a tip of the iceberg. If you do just some of it, I guarantee you, within the first week of January you’ll be back on track.


Life After Campus: What To Expect

When you get admitted into the university of your dreams for your dream course and manage to graduate, everyone congratulates you upon the milestone. Very few, if not none, really elaborate to you that you have commenced a hard phase in your life, through which you are bound to make or break your life’s portfolio. Without over-thinking things, here are the main things you should expect after campus life:

Job hunting and rejection
Unless you were already groomed to take over your parents’ empire, and/or you are well ‘connected’, you have no guarantee that you will get a job at your first attempt. Getting your job application rejected should be a driving force for you to keep searching, not a reason for you to back down.

Your first salary might not be ideal
Don’t expect to get the same pay as people that have worked for the company for years. Plain and simple.

No more free pocket money
See, the beauty about school is, you will always get free money from parents and other relatives just by asking. If you finish campus, everyone will expect you to man up and make your own money.

You will have to leave home
This is the case mainly for boys. At some point, even before your parents mention it, you will feel uncomfortable staying home, eating your parents’ food and being governed by the same rules that your little siblings must abide to. Coming back late after a night out with the boys or the girls, won’t always be received well by the zeeyi’s, so you’ll eventually have to leave.


Shelving your degree for passion
This happens a lot, mostly after you’ve hunted for jobs to the point of no return. You will end up doing that job you never expected to do full time, just to make ends meet.

Marriage pressure
Typical Ugandan parents never want to discuss relationship issues with their children. But after you have completed uni – especially the girls – your old woman will begin dropping hints like, “Jackie, didn’t you have friends at campus? Bring them over and let me get to know them.” You will obviously notice exactly what she means.

Relatives will ask for help
After knowing that you’ve landed a big job, every relative will want you to be of help to them and their kids. You’ll have to make bold decisions though, since you definitely can’t be able to help everyone.

Further studies
You probably guessed this already. Your workplace will require further qualifications to promote you. And if you have searched for a job in vain, the parents will ask you to go back to school to increase your chances of employ-ability. Be ready!


Just a few of those from my fingertips, there could be more depending on your unique situation, but in all that, consider checking out MTN’s graduate program.