How to return with energy and motivation to the office?

31/08/21 

Whatever it is, everything has an end. And the holidays are over for most of us.

We have to deal now with the famous post-holiday syndrome and put the batteries, with the return to routine: back to work and recover the habits that you had managed to establish in your daily life.

The return to work should not be a break with what we value as positive and motivational.

Post-holiday syndrome is characterized by these symptoms:

  • Decay and Apathy
  • Anxiety
  • Lack of energy
  • Poor performance
  • Inability to adapt to routine

Below, we share some tips so that you can better take the return to the routine and avoid the symptoms of post-holiday syndrome. Happy return to routine!:

  1. Don't push yourself too hard the first few days. Resume the activity little by little, and take some breaks in the day to stretch your legs or talk with colleagues.
  2. Move and exercise. Do some physical or leisure activity. In the last year one of the most demanded has been meditation or mindfulness and relaxation techniques.
  3. Take care of your diet. Maintain a balanced diet. When we eat well, sleep better, have more energy and better concentration, and all this allows us to have a healthier and happier life!
  4. Be flexible with your schedule. Leave blank gaps for the unforeseen events that arise. This will allow you to be more productive.
  5. Recover sleep routines. Not having to get up early and not having a specific routine, may have changed the sleep cycles, so we advise you to adjust our schedules gradually.
  6. Avoid negative thinking and do activities that keep your mind occupied. Don't complain so much. On vacation you were doing great, but what about the rest of the year? Work so that good things also happen.
  7. Make leisure plans. Organize plans in your loved ones, it will improve your mood, while it will help you to return to the routine.
  8. Disconnect from technology and avoid digital over-information. This practice is called "Digital Detox" and is today an increasingly growing trend in the world. It is a detoxification process that helps people become aware of how to stay connected to real life. This distance we take from the virtual world gives us a perspective that is undoubtedly the best resource to appreciate what we are and value what we have without having to show it or compare ourselves.
  9. Be grateful. Pay attention to every little detail, and value and be aware of all the good things around you. Being grateful to others will help you improve your relationships and cope better.
  10. He remains responsible after the return of the holidays. Remember how important it is to wash your hands frequently, wear a mask, maintain a safe distance and disinfect surfaces at the workplace.

Don't let yourself be overcome by discouragement. It's worth it.

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