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New Year's syndrome: how to get back into operation after prolonged holidays

Ten days of endless feast, hedonism and gifts. To return to working mode, you will have to remember words such as "must", "must" and "must"

How wonderful the long holidays are! Especially after the busy end of the year and the pre-New Year's race with the completion of projects, preparation of reports, layout of the budget and # nbsp; buying gifts. How to prevent procrastination at the very beginning of the year? #Nbsp;

Recently, the expression has gained popularity: "Your" must "- # nbsp; this is someone's" want "". Representatives of generation Y, who have been pumped through trainings on awareness and goal-setting, are very fond of it. But it is not the ultimate truth. All people are different: for some, “I want” is not a strong motivator word. It can, on the contrary, discourage and unconsciously be perceived as a whim. For such a person, the "must" is more likely to work. It internally tunes, mobilizes and gathers a person: "We must, Vasya, we must!" And a lot depends on the mood.

When Hernán Cortez landed off the coast of the Yucatan in 1519, he burned his ships to avoid the temptation to return. Therefore, for people with motivation "must" work well deadlines, strict obligations, situations when there is responsibility to other people. Guided by "must" as an internal moral principle, such people quite easily go to work, say, on the second of January or on an off-duty shift at Christmas. To quickly return such people to the ranks (by the way, this “military” metaphor just characterizes a person of duty) can be an important meeting scheduled on the first day after the holidays, a promise made to clients or colleagues, the start of a new course, where a person is required to be fully involved. Remember the old "Yeralash", when the boy was taught to play football "according to the Brazilian system" by placing him at the gate, behind which there was a glass showcase? In general, there is nowhere to retreat - # nbsp; pull yourself together and take a hit.

People with “want” motivation have a completely different story. Their must verbs will only be demotivating and annoying. It is important for such people to find something so that they would want to go to work after the holidays. For example, buy new clothes during the holidays that can be demonstrated in the office. Agree with colleagues for a friendly lunch on the first working day to exchange impressions of the rest. And if we talk about the nature of the work itself, then for the post-New Year holidays it is best to plan something interesting and exciting, causing joyful anticipation and a surge of energy and enthusiasm. For example, my colleagues and I # nbsp; instead of the usual business programs, we planned to launch a course on the fulfillment of desires and the implementation of our plans in the first days after the holidays. This is incredibly inspiring and reconciles us with the fact that the holidays will fly by pretty quickly. Unfortunately, this is not possible in principle in all professions. But, at least, you can organize your work tasks in such a way so as not to face the most difficult and unpleasant ones in the first days after the holidays.

Give yourself the opportunity to smoothly enter the work rhythm. Although time management experts advise "eat a frog for breakfast" ("frog"   - # nbsp; this is the most unpleasant thing that people usually put off for later, regardless of the calendar). But, as it seems to me, at the beginning of the year this rule can be deviated from. It is important to understand what "frogs" are waiting for you, to look closely at them, but at the same time to allow yourself a more gentle and delicate "diet" in the very first days after the holidays.

Victoria Filippova, Partner PROTALENT LAB, PCC ICF coach
Source: https: //www.forbes.ru/karera-i-svoy-biznes/370731-novogodniy-sindrom-kak-vernutsya-v-stroy-posle-zatyanuvshihsya