Summer vacations have passed us by. It is time to brace yourself as ‘winter is coming’. Keeping aside the Game of Thrones references, winter is not actually upon us but the metaphor is true. You’re not able to gather the motivation to work after a long and fulfilling break. Thankfully, you’re not the only one! We, at Careermarshal – one of the top job sites in the country have put together a list through which you can search for motivation after a long hiatus from work.
Plan your routine:
Let us say you have to get up at 7 in the morning to be able to get to work on time. Why not start practising for it in a few days in advance. This way your body gets the time to get used to your new routine. Examples for other changes in routine are similar and follow from here.
Keep acquiring new skills :
When you are not mentally (or physically, if your profession is physical activity-oriented) stimulated at work, stuff becomes monotonic and quite boring. This hampers your productivity at work. It really helps if you have a to-do list of skills you want to dabble in after the summer vacations. It could be anything you feel you might be lacking in or a new skill that is related to your work profile. This will give you the motivation you so crave at work. If you’re finding it hard to balance between learning and working you can always opt for learning after work hours through various MOOCS (Coursera, Udemy, edX)
Resist the temptation :
To find it in yourself to not elongate that lunch break on your first day back is a matter of superhuman will. What you really need to do is just power through it. We know that Monday blues after a long vacation are simply amplified, says the expert at Careermarshal, but you need to soldier on. If you manage to resist watching memes on Facebook or gossiping with your colleagues, you will have done a lot of work and got your momentum back. Also, time flies if you’re busy.
Dress it up :
If you think that wearing a particular outfit makes you feel confident and in control then do it. It might seem childish but it actually works. Your productivity spikes up and you are able to do a lot of impressive work in crunch situations.
Ask your colleagues:
Talking to others about their experiences to deal with a problem at hand is a really good idea. And it doesn’t cost a single rupee. It is a two-way street and you need to help them with their problems too. Discuss work and share your trials and tribulations with a trusted colleague. Bitching about work together takes a load off of your shoulders and gives you hope for the next time.