Beat the winter blues

Winter can be a tricky time of year. For some it’s about looking forward to the New Year, catching up with family and friends and a time of celebration. For others the short days and constant Christmas songs can all be a bit much. So what can you do to beat the winter blues? Here are a few tips to help over the coming months…

  • Work getting a bit much? Use any time off you may have over Christmas to reset and either help remind yourself of what you love about your job – or do something positive to change your situation, write your CV and start a new job search ready for the year ahead.
  • Get out in the fresh air – if you’re prone to winter blues getting out in the fresh air whilst we have daylight really does help. Wrap up warm, soak up all the vitamin D you can and get a bit of exercise to help you feel energised.
  • Reach out to friends and family – if you’re feeling a little lonely, chances are, they are too – even a simple text to let someone know you’re thinking of them can lift your spirits.
  • Keep yourself free of unnecessary financial strain. It’s easy to get out of hand with spending on gifts and cards this time of year, but why not try Secret Santa with your family and friends to ease the pressure – or agree to doing something together instead.
  • Take some time to do something for yourself. Have a hobby that you never get time to enjoy? Then play a round of golf, read a book, go down to the gym, go to the cinema – whatever it is that allows your brain to switch off and relax, take the time to do it.
  • And finally stay healthy, it’s obvious but good advice this time of year, wash your hands and follow guidelines on staying Flu / Covid free this Christmas and key at keeping the germs at bay! Nothing can bring your mood down faster than feeling unwell.

At Henley Executive we are feeling positive about 2022. This has been a year of restoring normality for most businesses, and we are looking forward to helping more businesses and candidates reach their career and recruitment goals for the coming year. Get in touch today via to see if we can help, and Merry Christmas everyone!