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Tips to beat post-Eid blues at work!

Friday, 23 June 2017
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Had a grand celebration this extended Eid weekend?

Invigorated from Ramadan fasting, followed by a celebratory Eid feasting, partying and merriment, it’s certainly a real challenge to return to routine work. Mentally and physically overwhelmed, you may be tempted to stay back home for an extra day or so. Are you still feeling pessimistic about the return to a regular nine hour job schedule?

Then, how do you ease the process of settling into the daily grind? Here are some tips.

Reset your clock

The Ramadan work schedules were shorter and different. Now you need to remember that you will be going back to your nine hour schedule. So reset the alarm clocks at home to a reasonable wake up time. Don’t wake up early as you would for your Suhoor or mid night snacks. Sleep peacefully through the night and get up refreshed, ready to take on the day.

Start off small

Begin your day with small assignments, on which you can add value quickly. This will lift your spirits up and help you recognise and appreciate your role and the work you perform.  

back to work after eid

Eat right

Gone are the days where you either went without any food or drink the whole day (during Ramadan) or when you were a non-stop glutton (during Eid holidays).  Now it’s time to eat right, and healthy in moderate quantities. If required go light on your food, so as to ease your tummy and digestive system on the first day at work. Then gradually pick it up, as you get used to your work environment.

Share goodies and stories

The actual fun begins only when you begin sharing your Eid goodies and stories at work. However ensure you don’t start off with them first thing in the morning.  Reserve them for coffee and lunch breaks, and after office hangouts. This will keep you fuelled through the first day of your return.

Tell yourself that there are just two options available. You can either motivate yourself and feel great about getting back to work or you can just be complacent with feeling miserable. But remember that to be productive and successful, you must be happy.  So, give yourself a pep talk on the possibilities you can achieve at work and stay driven. 

Remember not to slog it out on the very first day after Eid. Take it slow and steady to sit back and enjoy work!

 

Had a grand celebration this extended Eid weekend?

Invigorated from Ramadan fasting, followed by a celebratory Eid feasting, partying and merriment, it’s certainly a real challenge to return to routine work. Mentally and physically overwhelmed, you may be tempted to stay back home for an extra day or so. Are you still feeling pessimistic about the return to a regular nine hour job schedule?

Then, how do you ease the process of settling into the daily grind? Here are some tips.

Reset your clock

The Ramadan work schedules were shorter and different. Now you need to remember that you will be going back to your nine hour schedule. So reset the alarm clocks at home to a reasonable wake up time. Don’t wake up early as you would for your Suhoor or mid night snacks. Sleep peacefully through the night and get up refreshed, ready to take on the day.

Start off small

Begin your day with small assignments, on which you can add value quickly. This will lift your spirits up and help you recognise and appreciate your role and the work you perform.  

Eat right

Gone are the days where you either went without any food or drink the whole day (during Ramadan) or when you were a non-stop glutton (during Eid holidays).  Now it’s time to eat right, and healthy in moderate quantities. If required go light on your food, so as to ease your tummy and digestive system on the first day at work. Then gradually pick it up, as you get used to your work environment.

Share goodies and stories

The actual fun begins only when you begin sharing your Eid goodies and stories at work. However ensure you don’t start off with them first thing in the morning.  Reserve them for coffee and lunch breaks, and after office hangouts. This will keep you fuelled through the first day of your return.

Tell yourself that there are just two options available. You can either motivate yourself and feel great about getting back to work or you can just be complacent with feeling miserable. But remember that to be productive and successful, you must be happy.  So, give yourself a pep talk on the possibilities you can achieve at work and stay driven.

Remember not to slog it out on the very first day after Eid. Take it slow and steady to sit back and enjoy work!

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