Beating those Holiday Blues


Have you just come back from one of the most fantastic holidays you’ve been on? Been dreading the commute back into the City? Thinking of all the work you will have to tackle head on? Well stop your worrying, because we’ve all been there, and you’re not alone!

We all know that feeling of waking up on the first day back to work. That feeling of dread, being fed up, knowing that you will be logging into your emails and not knowing where to start. Having to jump on that train or bus, grabbing your survival coffee, when not even a day ago, you were laying on a beach, soaking up the sun, sipping a fruity cocktail with not a care in the world! Closing your eyes and daydreaming of the past week(s), and then being woken up by the person next to you on the train telling you it’s the last stop.

However, even though we still have a few weeks left to enjoy the rest of the summer season, here at Strictly Recruitment, we thought it would be a good idea to cheer you up and give you a few tips on how to confront those holiday blues going back into the office. Yes, you’ve had an amazing time off, but why can’t you bring that positive energy back with you, and implement this into your daily work life?! That’s right, you can! Here are our top 10 tips for

Beating those Holiday Blues…

  1. Unpack straight away– you don’t want to be dragging out the necessary tasks and tripping over suitcases for days once you’ve come back from holiday. Unpacking and organising your things will help bring you back to reality, and starting off with this task will create a positive snowball effect that will lead into other aspects of your life.
  2. Eat healthy and get to the gym– how many of you have promised yourself that you will continue to eat healthy and exercise regularly when you’re on holiday? But as soon as the heat hits your face getting off of that plane, all you can think of is all the amazing food you’re going to eat, and gym…what gym?? Let’s not panic, that’s what a holiday is for! However, coming back home, you shouldn’t waste any time. Get yourself back on that treadmill, and start your healthy diet again. A healthy body means a healthy mind!
  3. Meet up with all your friends– Because they have definitely missed you! And believe it or not, they are all dying to hear about everything you did on your holiday.
  4. Prepare your wardrobe for the new season– retail therapy, one of the best ways to cheer yourself up. After all, there’s more than one season in the year, so treat yourself, go shopping!
  5. Introduce elements of your trip into your daily life– safe to say, the majority of us are unable to jet off around the globe every week, so try and incorporate some of the things you enjoyed on holiday into your daily life. Did you love that one meal you had at the restaurant on top of the cliffs with a sea view? Then why not learn how to cook this special dish, and bring it into work for your lunch.
  6. Start planning fun things to do– plan something fun, whether it’s the movies with a friend, a concert, or planning your next trip. Give yourself something to look forward to!
  7. Keep yourself busy by taking up a new course– throw yourself into work, be proactive and motivated. Maybe even take up a new course (e.g. learn a new language, dance etc.)
  8. Minimise your social media time– constantly scrolling through your Facebook and Instagram feed is one of the worst things you can do! Reminding yourself that you’re not on holiday and others are, will just make you feel worse. Focus on what is going on around you, and don’t compare.
  9. Take advantage of all the bank holidays and long weekends to take short getaways.
  10. Contact us– So, we’ve given you plenty of tips to help deal with post-holiday blues. Feeling any better? Good, we’re glad! However, if you still hate your job, then it’s safe to say, it’s probably more than just missing a piña colada in your hand. Looks like it’s time for a change, but don’t despair, Strictly are here to help. As London’s leading Business Support agency, we’re confident your dream role could be right around the corner. Just give us a call to find out!

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