Family has come to town, meals have been cooked, and the house has been repeatedly cleaned. The 2015 holiday season has left many of us exhausted. The overwhelming fatigue can leave us with a major hangover that will no doubt transfer into our work lives if we're not careful. Luckily, we've got 6 surefire cures to help you transition into the new year. Enjoy!
1.) Get Good Rest
Hangovers of any kind are cured with good rest. Your body is no doubt tired from all the holiday festivities. Over the next couple of weeks, commit to going to bed early. Don't stay up late watching TV and movies that can be seen on the weekend. Tuck yourself in around 9:00 and allow your body and mind to recharge effectively.
2.) Eat Healthy
The words holiday and healthy don't often get mentioned in the same sentence! As we've all been pounding pie and gorging on baked delicacies, it's time to get back to eating healthy. We typically expect to gain a few pounds in November and December, but January is a time for getting our lives back on track. Don't start off your mornings with a donut this month. Instead, consider healthy alternatives like fruit and yogurt. Skip the burger and fries at lunch and go with a tasty salad. Provide your body with the nutrition it needs to fight the holiday hangover and shed those unwanted pounds. Instead of eating lunch at your office desk alone, take your lunch outside and get some fresh air. It will do you good!
It's hard to get back into exercise mode after the holiday season. That being said, exercise is a great way to fight back against the holiday hangover that's no doubt got you down. Did you know you can exercise right at your desk? It's true! This popular activity is better known as deskercise! There's lot's of simple stretches and workplace activities you can do to get the blood flowing. Doing a little stretching once a day at the office will help you fight fatigue and combat workplace discomfort. Use your office chair or desk as a stretching station for about 15 minutes in the morning and again after lunch. You'll no doubt find yourself all the better for it!
4.) Make A Work Plan
Don't rush through your day without a plan. This is bound to leave you flustered and equally frustrated. When you arrive at work, sip your cup of coffee while creating a plan of attack for the day. Write down a list of daily goals and estimated competition times. Mark your tasks off one by one and enjoy a sense of renewed vigor and accomplishment. An effectively plan will keep you on track and ahead of the curve. Leave the holiday hangover in December by being well organized and efficient.
5.) Commit To Ergonomics
Leave no doubt, workplace ergonomics will be bigger than ever in 2016. A solid commitment to good posture and ergonomic practices will help you tackle your work day in comfort. Take the time to master your ergonomic chair and it's features. Doing so will have you ready, willing, and able to adjust at a moments notice. Don't take a "set it and forget it" approach to your workstation. Integrate popular ergonomic office tools like a monitor arm, sit to stand keyboard tray, and CPU holder. You'll see an increase in productivity and a decrease in fatigue. For those looking to fight back against a holiday hangover, what could be better?
6.) Get Organized
Start the new year off right by organizing your personal workstation. Rid your file cabinet of old and outdated materials. Organize your desk top and remove the clutter. Take the time to vacuum under your desk. There's no doubt some leftover holiday crumbs that have no business under your feet in 2016. In the long run, a well organized workspace will have you more effective and productive in the new year.
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