How To Bid Farewell To Holiday Season And Get Back To Work.

Posted by Nirmala Subramanian on Mon, Jan 4, 2010  
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Holiday season is fun for every member of the family and we eagerly look forward to it. However it is all over even before we realize it and it is time to get back to work. The way we face up to the stress of getting back to work after festive and holiday season lies purely in the way we tackle it. Being realistic, focusing on the positive and taking good care of the body will help manage post-Christmas and winter holiday blues.


Everything seems to be in a complete mess after children or family visited you. Besides, one would be stressed by the number of bills to be paid, in addition to the stress of going back to work and sending kids to school. However we could find various ways to fight this stress of getting back to work.


It is first important that a family who have gone on a long vacation to come back at least 2 to 3 days before one has to go to work or send children to school. This would sure give your family time to wind up after the vacation, have some time to ourselves and prepare well for the start of school or work. This time could be used to clean up the house, restock the fridge and organize oneself. 


Holiday season could have meant making up on sleep and rest. So it is now time to change our body clock to face the situation of getting back to work. This preparation first starts with setting the alarm clock to the time one has to get up to work a few days before going to work and aiming to get up at that time. Going for a walk or doing some physical activity can help to rejuvenate you and make you mentally alert. 


One may have met relatives and friends during vacations and bidding farewell to them must have been tough. However you can resolve to keep in touch with them throughout the year by e-mails and phone calls. In addition, you may have missed meeting or contacting some of your friends or relatives. However it is time to make up by calling such friends and probably sharing some moments by having lunch or dinner with them. 



The next step is to think of your daily work schedule and prepare you mentally to get back to them. Try remembering unfinished tasks and how you are going to go about it. Making a note of these things on paper could really help. However it is best to give time to yourself and treat yourself before you get back to work. This should be just time to yourself to relax and revive yourself.


The next step should be some preliminary tasks done to just make your start of work after a holiday less stressful. These could include preparing of 3-4 meals ahead and putting them in the freezer to be taken out in the morning before you leave for work. This would also be of great help in the process of setting up a work routine after a holiday, because you are sure to be more exhausted during the first few days.


It is best to check on ones e-mail at work, on the day before one goes to work,  Taking some time to review all the items that are sitting in your email box will help you prepare yourself mentally for the day ahead;


Yes, dear friends a little bit of planning in advance with a bit of pampering of yourself would be great to prepare yourself to get back to work and relieve the stress of returning to work, thereby making the transition easier.  


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