Many of us make New Year's resolutions and whether we keep them or not are sometimes neither here nor there. Every year I half heartedly commit to losing weight, exercising more and ensuring a better work life balance. Day 5 into work and already I have eaten my lunch at my desk every day. It was when I came across an article by Robyn Pearce (a Time Management consultant based in Auckland) who provided some realistic and easy to implement strategies to simply take some time for you that I became inspired to think I could actually do this!

Whether it be changing your mindset or actually planning some unselfish “me” time into your working week, it all helps to relieve stress and possibly better manage your workload and relationships.

Check out the article and when you’re done, tell us about the ways you manage to keep that holiday feeling alive once you get back to work.

PS For those still on holiday – well done to you for taking the extra break. I hope you manage to stay relaxed for a long time yet.