5 top tips to manage work stress over the holiday season

5 top tips to manage work stress over the holiday season

After a long year at work it can be hard to switch off! Try our top tips for the holiday season to help you relax, recover and recharge for the New Year.

5 tips to help you relax during the holiday period:

  1. Turn off your tech!
    Aim to have at least one tech-free day where you don’t look at your phone to give yourself a chance to fully switch off from work or job-searching.
  2. Write a work to-do list!
    Leave yourself a note or to-do list on your last day of work. This way you can easily pick things back up when you’re back, and you can put them out of your mind while you’re off!
  3. Don’t compare yourself to others!
    Try to not compare what you’ve achieved yourself this year to other people’s years. We’re all different, so we have different challenges and different successes to celebrate!
  4. Celebrate your successes!
    Take some time to reflect and be proud of how far you’ve come (even if you don’t feel like you have achieved anything, we bet there’s a lot to be proud about!)
  5. Reflect and recharge!
    Use the downtime to think carefully about what you want next year to look like. Don’t worry – we’re not talking resolutions! Write down anything you’d want to change, and you can make a plan to action when you’re back from the break.

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Here are some of our team’s favourite blogs: 

  • The Mighty Mental Health – Is a story-based mental health awareness community that focuses on providing support for people living with mental health disorders. This resource takes the form of a social media platform with over 6000 content pieces available, so users can like and share their favourite content.  
  • A Splintered Mind – This blog offers a humorous, yet insightful personal account of how award-winning author Douglas Cootey manages life with ADHD and depression. It also provides a supportive online community of like-minded people who are working towards overcoming the stigma associated with mental health.   
  •  Chipur Healing for Depression, Anxiety, Bipolarity, Stress – Focused on learning, sharing, and relief from mental health disorders of any nature this well-curated blog seeks to help people take steps towards managing their mental health.   
  • Love and Life Toolbox – This blog is loaded with resources for encouraging emotional wellbeing and healthy relationships. Besides its resource-rich library, the blog also provides Love and Life online courses and consultations. 

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