5 ways to tackle Holi hangover
Are you still singing Holi songs to yourself and thinking of all that fun you had during this long weekend? This must be only adding on to the Monday blues and making things worse at work. You might be unwilling to resume work after an enjoyable long weekend, but let's face the truth--you have to! Here's how you can beat Holi hangover.
Whether it is literally a hangover, or just sitting wide-eyed in front of the computer screen after three whole days of leave, headaches are common. Try giving yourself a head massage. Move your fingers in small concentric circles over your temples and the starting point of your eyebrows. Hydration helps immensely with a headache. Also, smell on some lavender or peppermint essential oil.
Festivals leave you with several experiences--a funny incident, a nice party, new people you might have met, etc. After returning to the office, instead of diving straight into your work, talk to your colleagues and share your holiday experience with them. Also, ask them about theirs. This helps you ease into the work zone more comfortably and you feel happy to be back.
Coming back to work can be a little overwhelming when Holi's hangover is still hovering over you. Step outside in the sun for a few minutes in the morning. Take a few deep breaths to clear your mind. Close your eyes, slowly inhale for seven seconds, hold your breath for five seconds, and then exhale for seven seconds. Do it five times.
Jumping into work right after a long weekend might cause burnout. You were away on a legit time off which means there's no reason for you to force yourself into working extra hard to make up for one holiday. Your foreign colleagues may have worked that day, but you did too, on their holidays. Take ten-minute breaks every three hours to unwind and relax.
Restrict yourself from using the phone too much. It will only create a distraction for you, and we all know how picking up the phone thinking--I'll just check a couple of photos--can become an hour-long ordeal of nothingness and wastage of time. Keep your phone in a different room if you have to, this way you can concentrate on your work better.