The Summer is here, and everyone is set to jet off somewhere hot for a few weeks of sun, sea and sand! However, one of the biggest things is the dreaded holiday blues when you get back to work.

To help you throughout this, read below our list of tips so you are able to tackle work positively and productively.

1. Make a plan before you go

If you are coming back to work with a massive pile of paperwork on your desk, the best advice is to make a plan for your time off. This is so you can tackle everything and make sure you are back on track when your holiday is over and done with. Coming back after having a few weeks off can be stressful, but everyone is in the same boat! Write down everything you want to achieve before you go, complete tasks that you have been putting off and make sure you are prepared to take some time to relax. Book that meeting with your Manager to find out what you can do to get everything done! This will increase your motivation and make sure you can go on holiday with no worries about work.

2. Eat Healthy

Working in an office, it is so easy to eat a lot of bad foods at your desk all day. Whether you have been slacking when on holiday and eating bad foods, its important to go back to eating healthy. This is proven to keep your energy and motivation up. Get yourself some healthy snacks at your desk at work, and make sure you are eating through out the day. Keeping your diet positive is a great way to make yourself feel better!

3. Get Away from your Desk

Whether its the gym, or simply going outside for some fresh air, getting away from your desk gives your brain time to process everything that has happened through out the day. Taking a breather and a regular break will be great for you to manage your emotions and keep motivated during the working day.

4. Watch your sleep routine

All those late nights over your holiday may have been fun but it does not do you any favours when you get back into your work routine! You could even be dealing with jet lag, which makes it even more important to get a good amount of sleep. Get your sleeping pattern back on track early, and make sure you are getting a good nights sleep everynight. This is a great way to start your day if you are feeling refreshed and active.

5. Keep Positive

Once you are back into the swing of things at work, going back to “reality” does not seem all that bad. Keep a positive mind frame and try and intergrate this through your work or book another holiday! (This will give you something to work towards.)

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