• Melanie Koerperich

Getting out of the holiday slump

It’s the second full week after the holidays. Am I the only one struggling to get back into a grove? While I would love to say that the transition has been easy, I’d be lying. So here’s the truth, the sick bug has hit my house, I have had a childcare hiatus, and to be honest, felt less than motivated in general. Getting out of the holiday slump has been a real struggle!

Hmmmm, what to do, what to do… Let’s see if we can’t break this down into bite size pieces so we can both be back to taking on the new year by storm (and not the dreaded snow and ice kind either).

Set new goals

You have heard of the phrase “New Year, New Me” right? Well as cliche as it sounds, now is the time to set up your year for success. Set new goals for yourself in all aspects of life. A recent friend of mine tasked us to set goals in six aspects of life: relationship, career, money, education, travel, self. I will talk more about this in a later post, but the idea is to set goals in all six categories for the short and long distant future.

So for this year, what are your goals going to be? I know that my main goal as a whole is to be a better person. Sounds generic right? Well stay tuned for a post on my goals in the six categories for more explanation!

Prioritize tasks

I feel like a broken record, but prioritizing tasks is one way to ensure you are getting everything done. Whether personal or work related, write it down, and make a list to prioritize your tasks. Then practice that handy pomodoro technique to manage your focus on each task.

I know that there isn’t always enough time in the day to get through your task list. If this is the case, no need to worry. Milrich can help mark off every item of your to do list with a virtual assistant.

Create a new routine

One of the most difficult aspects for me after the holidays is getting back into a routine. One thing that I do each year is rework my routine. I typically do this in the last week or two of the year, and beginning on the first. This year I picked up a few new items in my morning routine, specifically for self care. By having a fresh new routine under your belt, it makes getting back into a groove much easier. Maybe it is just me, but there is something about a new routine that gets me excited to start the day!

Self care

I know that self care is usually easier said than done. And let me tell you, I am usually the last person to put myself first in any given situation. But for now, let’s just practice what I say, not what I do.

According to Very Well Mind, there are five areas that should be included in our self care plan: mental, emotional, social, spiritual, and physical. Self care isn’t a one size fits all strategy. Your self care plan will need to be customized to your needs. So, being that we are focusing on getting out of the holiday slump, your self care plan could include more physical focus if you are like me and had way too many sweets. Whatever the case may be, it is important to take time to better yourself in order to get into the groove after the holidays.

Hopefully these few tips help you as much as they have me. Getting out of the holiday slump can be a daunting task, but we can get through this together!

#selfcare #Holidays #productivity #goalsetting #holidaystress #stressmanagement

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