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How to snap out of Easter holiday mode

With the blink of an eye this year's Easter holiday is over and if you are left feeling a little dusty here are five super simple tips to snap you out of holiday mode, into the right mindset and on top of your work load.

With the blink of an eye this year’s Easter holiday is over and if you are left feeling a little dusty here are five super simple tips to snap you out of holiday mode, into the right mindset and on top of your work load.

Let’s face it, no matter the length of holiday we take – it’s never long enough.

We get back to work still day dreaming about the amazing times we’ve had and sigh as we wish to be back there. Reality is though, we’ve probably accumulated a huge pile of work that needs to be done ASAP.

Here are five tips to get you back in the game.

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1. Divide and conquer

The dreaded overflowing email inbox is usually the first task we’ve got to tackle when we get back. It pays to have a strategy. What you should do is to set up 3 separate folders in your inbox:

  • Urgent
  • Tomorrow
  • Later

Move your emails accordingly and suddenly, getting on top of those emails doesn’t seem like such a mammoth task.

 

2. Set deadlines

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One of the hardest things about going back to work is trying to get yourself back into gear from not having to do anything at a certain time.

You need to get back to a time sensitive mindset.

Set yourself one goal and set a time for you to finish it, make sure you stick to your deadline.

You’ll be surprised what concentrating on one thing could do to get you back into the swing of things.

 

3. Avoid social media

Avoid social media like the plague today – there’s still some lucky individuals that are living it up in some remote corner of the world and they’re uploading pictures today for optimal jealousy.

Don’t torture yourself. Unless of course you’re doing it for work – let’s say you wanted to check out the KarryOn Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We’ll allow it.

 

4. Touch Base

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If you’re in the business of selling travel, then now is the perfect time to touch base with customers.

Having extra days off can really affect your cash flow so it’s time to really crank up those sales activities. Call everyone you know and ask them about their holidays.

For more tips, check out these easy tips to increase your travel sales.

 

5. Stock up on chocolate (or healthier options)

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Bring those chocolate Easter eggs that you didn’t manage to eat over the holiday into the office (your colleagues will love you, remember you don’t make friends with salad). Work through your inbox and reward yourself with a cup of coffee and a little treat in the afternoon.

Alternatively if you feel like Easter brought out an overindulging streak in you pushing you to the brink of gluttony, a fruit salad is a great option. Chop up some of your favourite fruits and have a fruit feast with your colleagues.

What’s your top tip to snap out of that holiday mood?