Beat the Blues: How to go back to work after a holiday

The sun is shining; the pollen count high and with the arrival of summer so too begins the time for holidays. Holidays are a fantastic opportunity to rest, recuperate and restore both the body and mind whether you are going abroad, or lounging at home. Hand in hand with holidays comes the daunting, stomach twisting post-holiday blues that often makes us feel like chucking it all in and opening up a small café on some Mediterranean island.
 
However, it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom. I’ve been asking the staff here at Harmless for their best tips to prepare you for heading back to work.
 
Enjoy the time you have left; Katie suggests planning in lots of self-care activities in the lead up to returning to work
New adventures; Chloe likes to makes sure that she has future events to look forward to.
 
Be kind to yourself; Val recommends, when you return to work, make sure you eat your lunch away from your desk and remember to take breaks
 
Spend time with your loved ones; Colin enjoys spending time with his children being silly and having lots of fun.
 
Reminisce the good times; Claire advocates reflecting on how nice your time off has been, and what you’ve gained from spending some time away.
 
Win the fight against emails; I (Sarah) find it really helpful, when I return to work, to read through my emails in chunks deleting those I don’t need and ‘flagging’ those I need to action.
We hope you find these tips helpful! If you have any good tips on how to beat the back to work blues please feel free to share them with us in the comments…

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