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How to Regain Focus in the New Year

Eastridge Blog posted by Molly Delattre on

Returning to work after a fruitful vacation can be stressful.

Vacation time is a treasured commodity. It’s an opportunity to slow down, practice self-care, and spend time with those you love. Taking a break from work is absolutely crucial in avoiding long-term burnout, as it allows you to refresh and prepare for new challenges ahead.

It’s no surprise, however, that returning to work after a fruitful vacation is stressful. Emails pile up, projects slow down, and team members drift away from what were just recently clear priorities. This is when getting back into the swing of things at work can be especially overwhelming.

If you find yourself struggling to get back into work mode, you’re not alone. Try incorporating some of the following tactics into your workday to get yourself refocused for the new year:

Budget time for self-care

Lists are helpful in keeping your projects on track, but it’s easy to bite off more than you can chew. When mapping your tasks and goals for the week, commit to budgeting time for things like meditation, going on a walk, or reading. If you can’t dedicate large chunks of time, don’t sweat it. Try blocking off a handful of 20-minute sessions throughout the week to promote stress-relief and boost creativity.

Define your drive

When rushing to catch up on work, it’s easy to lose sight of your ‘why.’ Ask yourself, “Why am I here? What am I trying to accomplish?” While simple, it’s a direct question that will allow you to regain control of your narrative. Refocus your energy on where it matters most so can have the most impact.

Regain your morning routine

Whether you prefer to wake up with a hearty breakfast, intense workout, or meditation, your morning routine will set the tone for the rest of your day. Abiding by your morning routine is an opportunity to reenergize and regain confidence in your ability to get things done.

Are you ready for the opportunities that await you in 2019? Eastridge Workforce Solutions is ready to help. Contact us today to learn about our career opportunities across every industry nationwide.

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