Boxing Day: How To Return To Work With Renewed Zeal
The celebration that goes with Christmas is exceptional each year and for some, returning to work before the New Year is like forcing the donkey to work when it feels it needs rest.
Around the world, most workers spend at least a third of their adult life at work – nine to five life-style.
While most of them do these jobs, majority of that lot still engage in the litany of complaints about their jobs.
Some even say their job is killing or making them unhappy.
if you have ever said that, you are not alone.
There are many things that contribute to why you feel the way you feel, but on your own, you can do a few things that will help you return to work with strong emotional resilience after this Christmas and Boxing Day celebrations.
1. Find Time To Exercise
You have involved in too much eating and drinking of some items and you did not give concern about the amount of calorie or trans fat in what you ate.
Exercising will help burn this fat and keep your weight in check to enable you have the right mindset to face work.
2. Get Enough Sleep
We know it is Christmas and there is a lot of activities, but one thing you must guide against is losing sleep at this time.
Remember that the mind is able to deliver at its optimum when it has received enough rest.
A chronic sleep-restricted state can cause fatigue, daytime sleepiness, clumsiness and weight loss or weight gain.
3. Expose Yourself To Nature
Humans get the oxygen they breath through plants and exposing yourself to nature for few hours during this holiday will be a great idea.
You can go to where there is an expanse of green grass, trees or even water and chill for some time, to take in clean oxygen.
This will help stabilise the body system against stress that may have accumulated prior to the break.
4. Eat Fruits, Natural Herbs And Spices
You have taken enough food items and drinks that may alter the natural flow of metabolism in the system and would require to take fruits and natural spices that could detoxify the system.
This takes away toxins that may have been deposited in the body by what you have eaten and drank during the festive period.
A bottle of water should be your friend everywhere you go now to further help the body stay hydrate while also flushing out toxins.
5. Take Breaks Throughout The Workday
Your mind had adjusted to the holiday, with your body system still wishing it could be extended.
This is why it is difficult to give maximum output when the mind is still longing for holiday. it is a reason you need to take break at intervals when you get to your place of work after the holiday.
6. Engage In Mindfulness Exercise
There is the need for your mind to be at your place of work when you resume and not to reminisce on the food and drinks that are still available or the ones you have eaten or even the fun you had during the Christmas holiday.
Being present at work at this time is often a hard thing to do, with the distraction of the mind.
Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one's attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which one can develop through the practice of meditation.
You can sit in a quiet place shut your eyes and focus your attention on your work and remember the interesting things you did at work and how it made impact.
That will help you return to that great mood that led to you doing that interesting thing.
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