New Year In The Office

Happy New Year

2016 is almost over and soon 2017 will begin, a whole year of potential business opportunities for both employers and employees. But after some time off to enjoy yourself for both Christmas and New Year, how do you get back into the swing of things?

No one really wants to come into work after enjoying time off, particularly over such a joyful period but it is a fact of working life that it has to happen. But it doesn’t have to be as painful as you might anticipate.

Avoid Drinking

Now, we know that some people might instantly recoil from this. But in 2017, the 1st of January is on a Sunday. This means that Monday is a bank holiday, giving you plenty of time to recover from any alcohol related festivities you may have engaged in on New Year’s Eve.

Try to avoid drinking on the Monday and you will be able to come into work on Tuesday feeling fresh and ready to go. This is much better than coming in hung-over; as not only will you be less productive. Your boss probably won’t look too kindly on it either.

Try A Resolution

For many people, New Year’s resolutions include going to the gym, trying to lose weight, stopping smoking and so forth. But a resolution doesn’t have to be a time consuming commitment. Instead it can be as simply as deciding to eat fruit and nuts at work instead of chocolate and biscuits.

This small change can lead to a healthier lifestyle and it may encourage healthier eating in the rest of your life. If you don’t want to change your food habits, try drinking more water and reduce the amount of coffee or unhealthy drinks you have.

Create A Schedule

If you’re one of those people who works by simply trying to cram in everything wherever it will it, try creating a schedule for the New Year. It doesn’t have to be anything time consuming but simply something that will streamline your working experience.

Try to put aside 15 minutes every morning to answer and read through all your emails. This will ensure that any emails that desperately need replies will be answered in an efficient time frame. Schedule in some time to take a quick walk around your building or local area, it will not only give you exercise but allow you to come back refreshed and ready for more work.

Have A Happy New Year!

No matter what you decide to do for the New Year in the workplace, we wish you a very Happy New Year from here at the OPInfo Blog!

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