Design Job Tips: 5 Pro Tips for Going Back to Work After the Holidays
Going back to work after long holidays can be very overwhelming and diffucult. Hopefully, there are some simple tips to help you adjust to the daily work regime.
Holidays are the best time of the year for most people. If you are one of these who love sitting in their PJs till noon during the holidays, watching movies, eating and drinking a lot, you are definitely a holiday lover.
Well, I’ve got some bad news. You will be the worse to adapt to the working environment after the whole festive vacation. Why is that? Getting up early? Commuting to the office? Working for at least 8 hours? Do you still remember what is like?
I hate to be the one to tell you that you have to get back to this world as the holidays are over. It is always difficult to adjust back. But I have a few tips to help you with the transition.
Tip#1 – Worrying solves nothing
After the holidays, it is normal to be a bit slow in doing things. It will take a while to adjust to the usual pace at work. Do not worry as you are not the only one to adapt. If you worry, you are not doing yourself a favour. The anxiety will grow even more. Take your time and do the things in the pace you are comfortable doing them. People will understand as they are probably having the same difficulties as you.
Tip#2 – Everything is not important
That pile of projects makes you feel like it is the end of world. Have a look at all of the projects that needs to be done and figure out the complexity and importance of each. Try to think how much time you need and make a simple schedule by arranging all in the most comfortable way of doing them. You will save yourself time and dreadful moments.
Tip#3 – Turn off distractions (which means Facebook, Twitter etc…)
You had the time to see all the Christmas and New Year’s photos. To tweet or like them. It is over. If you want to get the job done, you need to forget about these. It will help you stay focused and be efficient. Spending few minutes in social networks may seem harmless but these few minutes will affect your concentration and make you slow and distracted. You may have a look at the lunch break.
Tip#4 – Nobody will die if do not do the task right away
Remember that when something needs to be done immediately. As a designer, faster does not always mean better. Take your time. If you need some more time, that’s OK. People still be alive if you slow down a little bit and think about the task.
Tip#5 – Stop working at 5 PM is totally OK
Long hours are usual for designers and developers. But it is very tiring to sit in front of the computer for 14 – 16 hours a day. Maybe you should try stop working at 5 o’clock and go to the gym. Or just go for a walk.
Changing a few things after the holidays or permanently will help you feel more relaxed and productive. Great ideas and great projects are a result of a creative and fresh mind. Resting and spending time away from working is important and essential for every great designer. Think about how your working schedule will be beneficial for you and your work. Just remember that things, people and tasks can wait. The most important thing is to be happy with yourself.