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.