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Back to life, back to reality: beating the January blues

As the holiday decorations are packed away, and Michael Bublé fades into memory, it’s time for us to head back to reality. However, January doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom – with the right approach, we can see it through and still be smiling by the end! 

Continue reading for our key strategies to beat the January blues.

Work-life balance

Interim executives often face intense workloads, but prioritising a healthy work-life balance is essential for sustained success. Take breaks, set boundaries, and make time for activities that bring you joy and relaxation. This balance not only enhances your well-being but also improves your overall performance.

Reconnect with your network

The start of the year is an excellent time to reconnect with colleagues, clients, and industry contacts. Reach out to key stakeholders, schedule catch-up meetings, and explore new opportunities for collaboration. Rebuilding and strengthening your professional network can provide valuable support and open doors to exciting projects.

Invest in professional development

Continuous learning is a hallmark of successful interim executives. Use the beginning of the year to identify areas for professional development. Attend relevant workshops, webinars, and conferences to stay ahead of industry trends and enhance your skills. This commitment to growth not only benefits you but also adds value to the organisations you serve.

Quality time with colleagues and friends

Following the social whirlwind of December, feelings of isolation may creep in come January. If the January blues have settled in, consider reconnecting with family, friends, or even colleagues to combat loneliness. Take a brief hiatus from social media/doom scrolling if possible and focus on what makes YOU happy! Plus, you’ll be surprised how many of your friends feel the same and are keen to join in on plans. 

Is career growth one of your New Year’s resolutions? Consult with the Imperium Resourcing team, experts in the interim/executive recruitment market today on 0203 929 4000.

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