How Can You Cope With Holiday Hangover
January 2, 2009 8:20pm CST
Now that Holidays are over. IT is time once again to go back to our individual daily routine. No more shopping or that nice vacation trip. We will go back to what we call as our normal lives. Some of us might still be in Manic mode comes Monday. I think this Monday would be the most unproductive day of the year. But Tuesday is the warm up period. For this reason, employers must understand that most of their workers will only talk about their holiday experience comes this Monday. But I would like to ask all our mylotters how can they possibly cope with the Holiday Hangover? And the most important thing of all, how can you manage not to be broke or in debt after the seasons of joy? I do hope this will sound interesting to our mylotters and happy responding.
3 Jan 09
I understand what you mean by "holiday hangover". It's an almost universal experience that there is a deep longing we feel when the holidays are over and the mundane routine of "normal" life returns. Rather than sulk and wish for the next holiday to begin, I think our greatest defense against this kind of "after stress" is to use the positive emotions gained during the holiday season, and use this as our source of energy this coming work week. Especially since its the new year, we're expected to be make some new decisions about our life and quit old habits, and going to work in a low and reminiscing mood is not likely get us noticed by coworkers or bosses. This coming week actually gives us an edge over the competition. If everyone else is taking about their holidays and not in the working mood, doing the opposite of putting up a cheerful, looking-brightly-into-the-future disposition would definitely turn some heads. If we can keep this up for an entire week before anyone has a chance to return to their normal selves, a think a promotion would not be to far off. Even if it doesn't work, at least you'll be the only one smiling, and that's contagious:). As far as repaying debts go, posting discussions on mylot is a step in the right direction. Happy New Year to you all!:)
3 Jan 09
After brief but sincere happy new year greetings to your colleagues, I would suggest that before you get down to any concrete work, spend a few minutes sorting out the hangovers to pick out the easiest ones, the most urgent ones, and the tough ones. From my experience, I would handle the most urgent first, then the easiest ones, and lastly the tough ones. If the urgent issues are time and resource consuming, I have to put it off a bit until the easiest ones are gone, but it makes sense to send a message to your counterpart to explaining the case.
3 Jan 09
It's funny since i still feel that I am on holiday since I have not found a job yet. The days seem the same to me whether it is holiday or not I have been a freelancer for quite a while now but due to the recession, the projects are not as regular as before. I plan to go back to the work force but despite job hunting for 2 months now I have still not found anything! Hopefully 2009 will be a lucky year for all of us I really need to get back to work mode from this really long vacation that I am on!