Enjoy the present
When you have trouble staying focused…
You can’t help but worry about post-holiday work while spending time with your family, but being present and truly enjoying those special moments can make you happier. This takes practice, though! So, if you’re taking our advice to schedule me-time into your day, take the opportunity to also try a mindfulness exercise
to de-stress and train your focus “muscle”. For a quick fix to steer your distracted mind back to the present moment, do something physical – stretch, get up from your chair, go get a glass of water – to interrupt your internal dialogue. Or, if you’re talking to someone, practise active listening by paraphrasing what they’re saying, which helps you focus on the conversation.