Christmas is over, 2016 is done and dusted and silly season is officially over. This means most of us are heading back to work.

Let’s be honest; anyone in their right mind would rather be hitting the beach or lounging in a hammock reading a good book than heading back to work.

If you’re still in holiday mode and struggling to get into the groove of #worklife, we have your back!

According to The Telegraph, these five crafty steps will help you keep it together…

Decide the date of your next holiday.

That way, instead of seeing work stretching ahead interminably, you will know that you’re back for a specific period – say, three months.

Start by allowing two hours – no more – to sort emails.

That first day, use the first two hours to get rid of all unnecessary emails. Sort the rest by importance, rather than by date received. Then put them in a separate folder, so your inbox is clear.

Take a lunch break – on your first day back, and every day from then on.

Turn off all screens, and go outside into the fresh air, if possible for a brisk walk. Then enjoy the healthy lunch you took with you.

Arrange a treat for the weekend ahead.

Knowing that you have something definite to look forward to will keep your spirits up during the transition back to a work‑based routine.

Take a healthy lunch in with you, plus a large bottle of water.

If you don’t plan ahead, it’s all too easy to succumb to sugary, high-calorie snacks that will leave you feeling lethargic and unhappy. Sipping water will prevent you becoming dehydrated, so you will continue to think clearly.

Good luck out there troopers! The weekend isn’t all that far away…

Source: The Telegraph