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Navigating Your Return to Work After the Christmas Break

The festive period is a wonderful time for joy, relaxation and indulgence. However, transitioning back into the work routine after the Christmas break can often bring a sense of dread. But, this process can be much less daunting with a bit of preparation and positivity.

Navigating Your Return to Work After the Christmas Break, The Mindset Consultancy

Planning Ahead

Before diving back into work, take some time to plan out your first week. Check your calendar for any upcoming meetings and tasks. Having a clear schedule will relieve the stress of the unknown and help you manage your time effectively.

Prioritising Your Tasks

When faced with a pile of tasks, it can be overwhelming to decide where to start. Begin by prioritising your tasks, starting with the most urgent and important. A helpful tool for this is the Eisenhower Box, a simple decision-making tool that can help you focus on what’s really important.

Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle

Returning to work shouldn’t mean abandoning a healthy lifestyle. Make sure to continue eating balanced meals, exercising regularly, and getting enough sleep. Maintaining these healthy habits will significantly increase your energy levels and productivity at work.

Embracing a Positive Mindset

Returning to work after the holiday season can be a major shift. Embrace this change with a positive attitude. Remind yourself of your personal and professional goals for the new year and the steps you need to take to achieve them.

Staying connected with your colleagues

After a long festive break, reconnecting with your co-workers can be a great way to ease back into the work routine. Whether it’s a quick catch-up over a cup of tea or a scheduled team meeting, sharing holiday stories and experiences can foster a positive work environment. Collaborating on tasks and projects can also help you regain focus and quickly get up to speed.

Setting Realistic Expectations

One common mistake people make when returning to work after a holiday is trying to tackle everything at once. Instead, set realistic expectations for your first few days back. Understand that it might take some time to read through all your emails and get completely caught up.

Utilising Breaks Effectively

Remember, it’s important to give yourself breaks throughout the day. These short pauses can actually boost productivity and creativity. Take a quick walk, meditate, or simply step away from your workstation for a few minutes to clear your mind.

Be Patient with Yourself

Finally, be patient with yourself. It’s completely normal to feel a bit sluggish and unmotivated after a holiday break. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you find it difficult to immediately switch back into work mode.

Returning to work after the Christmas break can seem daunting, but with these tips, you can make the transition smoother and less stressful. Remember, it’s about balance. Use this time to refresh your mindset, realign your goals, and approach your work with renewed energy and purpose.

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Jessica Kelly


Jessica, Founder and CEO of The Mindset Consultancy, boasts a decade of rich experience in IT, Brand Development, and Corporate Wellbeing. Recognising the convergence of these sectors, Jessica leveraged her versatile expertise to establish The Mindset Consultancy (formerly known as Meet Your Mind) in 2019. As a qualified practitioner in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindset Coaching, and Corporate Wellness Consultancy, her holistic approach to wellbeing is incorporated seamlessly into her leadership strategies. Jessica also engages audiences as a podcast host, author, and keynote speaker at various events. Jessica’s international living experience across the UK, Australia, and Thailand has honed her unique insight into harmonising professional and personal life. With a steadfast commitment to fostering a wellbeing-centric culture within corporate landscapes, Jessica advocates for both employers and employees, ensuring mental health is prioritised and businesses continue to thrive and grow.
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