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How to Avoid the Back-to-Work Drag After a Long Weekend

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By: J. Mason
Online Career Tips Staff

Leave it to one of my favorite blogs, Lifehacker, to have an inspiring post the week after a long weekend.

You know the feeling, you’ve had a few days off to let loose and forget about work, but now you’re back and wishing you had just one more day. Don’t worry, you’re not alone and the feeling happens to most of us, it’s finding ways around it that make the first day back productive and bearable.

[related post: Focus on Yourself]

Lifehacker suggests:

  • Starting the first day back with a good breakfast
  • Get started early
  • Plan out your week
  • Start out with small things
  • Tackle email in terms of priority level
While I do appreciate the idea of a well-rounded meal getting you into the spirit of another workday, I believe it’s after the big breakfast where you can start to drag. I suggest your normal routine, like you hadn’t taken any time off, and adding in a few things to keep it interesting. Instead of the same old thing, shake up your work day so you don’t miss the days you just had off.
Try instead:
  • Get a double – For this I mean double shot in your morning drink. Splurge an extra dollar to make the morning a bit more special.
  • Eat healthy, and snack often – Don’t eat when you get bored, eat something healthy and give yourself a break! Some of us barely make time to use the restroom or get up from our desks. Make sure you get up, get a snack and take a real break.
  • Set goals for the day – Setting up for the whole week can be a bit daunting. Start out by planning your day, and work in a few personal work projects you’ve been craving to finish.
  • Take a lunch break – Get out of the office for an hour. Call up a friend or chat over Facebook about your weekend. Get it out of your system! It’s great to relive things but don’t dwell.
  • Let out the creative side – Depending on your job you may already do this on a daily basis. Letting the creative brain work on tasks can also help in freeing up some tension and apprehension about the work week.

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