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4 Ways to Get Back to Work After Thanksgiving

Last Thursday was Thanksgiving…a special time to come together with family and friends, eat tons of turkey, cheer on your favorite football team, brave the midnight crowds on Black Friday, hope the weather doesn’t impact your travel plans and give plenty of thanks.

Between the soporific effects of the tryptophan in turkey and the hectic running around, it’s not a mystery why we’re all feeling a little sluggish this week. It’s a lot!

However, we need to wake up from the turkey nap and get re-energized, re-engaged and get back to work.

4 Ways to Get Back to Work After Thanksgiving

Stay Grateful

Many share what they are grateful for while breaking bread and sitting around the Thanksgiving table. Continue that attitude of gratitude back at work. Let your boss, co-workers, clients and vendors know how much you appreciate them and how grateful you are for being able to work with them. Gratitude goes a long way.

Finish Strong

These last few weeks of 2019 are going to fly by, and it’s critical to finish strong. Put down the shopping list and turn off Amazon, time to revisit your list of goals, project deadlines, deliverables, and to-do lists and make sure you’re on track to complete everything on time.

Think Small

It’s an overwhelming time of year with millions of competing priorities, and it may be difficult to fully focus on one big thing. Therefore, think small. Go for the little wins, the tiny victories throughout the day. Build some positive work momentum with a returned email, an engaging meeting, or a completed task. It doesn’t need to be big for it to count.

Help Others

We are all super busy in December and it’s easy to hyper-focus on our own issues, but there are always others in greater need. Extending a helping hand, a kind word, or a boost of support to a colleague or co-worker is one of the most effective ways to re-engage.


The holidays are simultaneously wonderful and challenging. We look forward to these weeks all year long, and then try to “do it all” at the end of the year. Above all, this is the time of year to be good to yourself, to be kind to yourself, and to Woman UP!

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