Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to get back on your work grind. Hopefully the few days off gave you time to reset, set your goals for the new year, and now you’re ready to clock in. However, jumping right back into where you left off can be overwhelming. It’s best to ease into your workflow to optimize your work life. Try these few tips for getting yourself back into your groove.
Schedule Your Week
Create a schedule for your week, so you’re sure to get everything done. Perhaps your New Year’s Resolution was to go to the gym more, so you schedule time for the gym. Likewise, make a meal plan at the beginning of the week so you can spend less time deciding what’s for dinner and more time focusing on what matters. By scheduling out everything you need to do each day, you wake up determined to get things done.
Clean Your Workspace
After coming back from a few days off, your area will probably need a little tidying up. Keeping your workspace clean will free your mind from distraction. Place the things you use daily in an easy to reach area, so you can grab them quickly. Not only will you feel less stress in a clean environment, but you’ll also have a better chance of staying healthy. Declutter your workspace to clear your mind and focus on the task at hand.
Leave Work at Work
Coming back after the holidays is stressful enough. Don’t make it harder by bringing your work home. Try to avoid emails and phone calls from work when you’re having you time. Separating your daily life and work-life can be difficult, but doing so allows you to be present in the moment. Leave work behind when you exit through the doors at the end of the day, and you’re sure to have a great year.
Not rushing back into your workflow will leave you feeling happier, relaxed, and confident to do your best this year. By incorporating these three changes into your life, you’re set to have a perfect start to the new year.