When it comes to the holiday season, the back to work blues is something that everyone feels. This feeling however is real as well as actually treatable. According to a recent study by Dr. Randy Hillard, this is because people set so high of hopes for themselves coming into the Christmas time. Something known as seasonal defective order can also have a part to play. One tip is to take this time going back to work to start new routines.
- Winter adds to this perfect storm of gloom. It still gets dark early. Much of the world is cold. It’s wet.
- Seasonal Affective Disorder can be particularly acute if you enjoyed a sunny beach vacation.
- Treat all colleagues like they are insane for the next couple of weeks, it works with family members, too.
“It’s more than likely during the 10 to 14 days of the holiday season with Christmas and New Year’s we tend to go overboard even in the best sense — overeating, overdrinking and not sleeping enough — that all sets the stage for the post-holiday crash.”