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Fashion Jobs – 5 Fashion Rules you can Break this Year

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

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A new year brings new fashion trends and new rules that come along with them. However, 2019 seems to be the year of pushing boundaries and forgetting the rules altogether. Fashion is ever-changing, and so are the rules that come along with it. So why are we still following the same rules we have been for years? Let’s have some fun with fashion. Here are the top five rules you can break this year.

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Mixing Metals
Silver and gold jewelry look fantastic together – whoever said no to that? We’re now upgrading this statement and moving it away from jewelry and into our clothes. Metallic silver culottes with a sheer gold blouse? That is an outfit that will get people talking.

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Mixing Colours
We’ve all heard before ‘never pair black with navy’ but this year, forget that! Pairing black and navy together gives your outfit an edgy, cool feel. Think a navy blouse paired with black leather leggings – rocker chic.

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Mixing Prints
Animal print and floral? Stripes and polka dots (think any Kate Spade product). Forget sticking to one print per outfit. Have fun, mix prints an make a statement. Who said fashion had to be boring? If you stick to the same kind of tones in each print, there is no reason why you can’t mix and match them.

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White at Anytime
We say yes! It’s not just for after Labour Day (a ridiculous rule in our opinion). The best example is white booties that are being seen everywhere lately! We know you love your LBD but think of all the fun LWD you could be wearing. White is so crisp and clean. It will give you a well put together look for any occasion.

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Neutrals
We’ve heard it said before that neutrals are rather boring. We beg to differ. You don’t always need a pop of colour to make an outfit standout. Camel tones are huge this year and we’re loving it. Whether you have a camel coat, beige trousers, or want to rock neutrals head to toe, we’re all for it!

 

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By Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

Fashion Jobs – A Day in the Life of a Freelance Writer

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

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The first time that I watched Sex and the City and saw Carrie Bradshaw work as a writer in New York City, I knew that’s exactly what I wanted to do when I got older. Fast-forward many years, I’m thrilled to say, I am a writer and my younger self would be seriously impressed. The only thing I’m missing in my life is Carrie’s stunning NYC brownstone apartment, but I’ll get there one day.

 

What kind of a writer am I, you ask? Well, even if you’re not wondering I’m going to tell you anyways. For starters, I’ve been working as a freelance writer for about four years now and that’s in addition to working as a full-time writer for Daily Hive and as Style Nine to Five’s managing editor! Yes, it’s busy, but when you love what you do, it never really feels like work.

 

My schedule is never the same: Each week and day varies depending on whether I have events to attend for work, which freelance stories I’m working on, and what additional projects I’m taking on. And while my full-time job is always consistent, my freelance work is what is constantly changing, which is why I do try to maintain a fairly consistent schedule so I can always stay on track of things. All that said, here’s a general idea of what my average day looks like for me as a freelance writer.

 

6:30 AM: Wake Up

Let’s get one thing clear, I’m not a morning person. But since my days are always jam-packed, I have to maximize my time. I make breakfast, coffee, and get ready for the day. This always includes taking a look at my calendar to see what deadlines are coming up, and what needs to be done for the day outside of my regular work routine.

 

7:30 AM: Office

My workday begins at 8:30, but I like to try to get into the office before that so I can get organized. Not only do I use this time to go through work for the day, but I’ll also use my free time to email with freelance clients regarding pitches, plan out upcoming story ideas, and source images for stories. But once the newsroom is ready to begin for the day, all my focus is on that, so freelance work is put on hold.

 

1:00 PM: Lunch Break

When it comes time to take a break, I like to fully take a break from work. My favourite thing to do, if the weather is nice, is taking a walk to a local coffee shop, and taking a stab at my personal projects. I won’t have my laptop with me, so I won’t be getting any actual writing done, but I do like to use this time to check in on my freelance projects, which I can do with my phone. This might be sending a revision to an editor, taking notes on feedback I was given, doing some research for future stories, or even surfing the web for inspiration for future stories.

 

What’s great about writing is story inspiration is all around you, for example, earlier this week I was in Shoppers Drugmart and saw a beauty brand had launched its own line of sweat-proof makeup. Seeing this led me to pitch a freelance story on sweat-proof beauty products, which the editor loved. So if you’re thinking about writing, always keep your eyes open for story inspo, it’s seriously everywhere.

 

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM: Back to Work

After my break, it’s back to work for the day. I’m typically in the office until around 6 pm and then once I’m done I’m off to media events for the night. Often it’s events for work, but through freelancing, I also get to attend fun events more tailored towards beauty and fashion which are really fun. During this time, I often get to check out new collections, product launches, networking events, cocktail hours or dinners. During an average week I attend 3 to 4 events, sometimes there are multiple in one night.

 

At media events, I have the opportunity to chat with publicists and brands. I truly love this aspect of the job because it’s a great way to network and meet people in the industry.

 

9:00 PM: Work Part 2, AKA Freelance Time

Once I get home, I make dinner, if I didn’t eat at an event, and then dive back into work. I’ll use this time to work on any freelance articles I have and work on content for Style Nine to Five. I’m definitely a night owl and I find this time my most productive, so I really utilize this time to get as much stuff done on my seemingly never-ending to-do list. I typically like to try to be finished work by 11, so I can use the rest of my night to unwind and focus on self-care. This typically includes a face mask and unwinding with Netflix.

 

Even though my days are packed, I love every second of it. Each day is always different, and some days even though I’m up until 2 am finishing freelance work, I still manage to go to bed with a smile on my face. Being able to work as a full-time writer, and also as a freelancer on the side allows me to take on multiple projects, and write about topics that I’m truly passionate about.  It’s a lot of work, but I wouldn’t change it for the world.

 

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By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

Fashion Jobs – How to Create the Perfect Vision Board

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

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With the beginning of the new year, you set new goals and resolutions. If you’re like us, you send new intentions out into the universe and envision these intentions coming true. A great way to do that is with a vision board. Vision boards take time, thought and a bit of perfection. To help you create the perfect vision board, we have made a list of all the top must do’s.

 

Start with inspiration
We recommend making a new Pinterest board and pinning everything that inspires, motivates or speaks to you. What are your goals for the year? Are you wanting to travel more? Change careers? Work on a healthier lifestyle? Find images and quotes that will fit your board. Once it’s full of images, you can consolidate and start to think about what you want on your tangible vision board.

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Choose a colour theme that speaks to you
What is your colour for the year? It could be the colour that takes over your Instagram feed, your favourite colour, or something that inspires you. If it’s a common colour, you’ll be able to find a poster board in that shade at a dollar store or craft store. If it’s not, buy a white poster board along with some paint. You can mix a few shades and paint the board so it works for you.

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Scour through magazines
I love flipping through magazines and finding photos that are aligned with my intentions for the year. Go through and cut out quotes or photos to paste on to your board. If you don’t fully love it, put it aside.  Only choose photos or quotes that will still spark inspiration for your year ahead. 

 

Lay it out
Before you go glue happy and paste everything down, lay everything out. This will allow you to have a flow of the board that works cohesively. It means that you can play with angles and placement before it’s glued down for good. It also means that if you notice an image or quote doesn’t quite go at the last minute, it’s not too late to change it.

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Keep it somewhere you’ll see it
The whole point of a vision board is so that you’ll see it and be inspired. That means don’t keep it in the back of your closet! Keep it somewhere where you will see it daily. Maybe for you, that’s above your desk, in your bedroom or even living room. By seeing your vision board regularly, you’ll be constantly inspired to work towards your goals.

 

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By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

Fashion Jobs – How to Style Your Outerwear Pieces this Winter

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019

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When you picture winter outerwear, chances are you think of bulky and heavy pieces. But the truth is, with a little tweaking, you can really turn your winter essentials into ‘it girl’ approved looks — all you really need is a few style pointers to streamline and balance the look. Read on to learn how you can create a no-fail outfit that will make you actually want to be out in the cold.

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The Puffer
If you have yet to rock a puffer coat, let this be your inspiration to embrace this trend. Style a puffer jacket over your go-to basics and drape it over your shoulders to create an ‘it’ girl look. It’s a simple styling hack that all the fashion bloggers use that truly makes a difference.

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Textured Coat
If you’ve scrolled through Instagram at least once this year, you know that textured coats, like teddy bear, shearling and faux fur, are having a major moment. Style a textured coat over a statement dress and a pair of sock booties for major 70s vibes.

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Menswear  Inspired
A menswear-inspired jacket will instantly make an outfit look structured. For an overall flattering look, style a long grey blazer-style jacket with a fitted turtleneck, jeans and a pair of dark ankle boots.

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Off White
Whoever said white after Labour Day was a fashion faux paux seriously never saw white outerwear. Turn some heads this season with a white blazer by pairing the statement coat with sleek trousers and a pair of sneakers. The unexpected hit of white will brighten your mood even on the gloomiest of days.

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By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – 5 Tips to Help You Excel at Goal Setting

Monday, January 14th, 2019

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We’re starting to hit that point in January where you’re either succeeding with your new year’s resolutions, or they have started to slip.  Don’t stress, it happens. Two to three weeks into anything you set your mind to is either in the works or slipping to the wayside.  Whether you’ve set intentions for this year, you have goals you’ve set for yourself at work, or you want to change your lifestyle, whatever your goal may be, we have created a list of the top five things you need to do to succeed.

 

Aim high but start low
Life is not a race. When you’re setting goals, make sure to look at the big picture, but work towards stepping stones. If you fail at one, know that you can start again. Say your goal is to get a promotion by the end of the year. There are always going to be things that you can work on to make this happen. Continue learning all you can know about the position, buckle down and improve your performance, take initiative with projects. The list is endless. Each one of these tasks is a stepping stone to reach before achieving your goal.

 

Track your performance
Hold yourself accountable for the goal you are trying to set. Maybe it’s buying lunch less, or going to the gym more. If you track your actions, you are more likely to reach your goal. If you don’t, you can let minor things slip and go back to old habits. Another way to track your performance is to have an accountability buddy. This way you have someone to help and vice versa. 

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Commit to your goals
For example, if there is a job across the country that you really want, you need to commit to making the move. Are you looking for housing? Are you trying to network? Are you making yourself known to that employer? It is one thing to set a goal, it is another to really work for it and make it happen.  

 

Anticipate roadblocks
Just like everything in life, sometimes unforeseeable roadblocks can happen and steer you away from your final destination. Things come up and there isn’t a lot you can do about it. Be prepared that things might not always go your way. This makes it easier to pick yourself back up and continue on to achieve your goal.

 

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Celebrate your successes
Celebrate all the small and big victories. No small feat should go unnoticed. Did you make it out of bed in the morning for that work out class? Good for you! Did you take initiative in the company to help implicate a new standard procedure? Awesome job. Celebrate all the hard work you’re putting in, it will make accomplishing your goal so much more satisfying. 

 

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By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette

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Fashion Jobs – The Boot Trend we Can’t Get Enough of

Thursday, January 10th, 2019

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Recently, if you’ve seen some of your favourite ‘It girls’ rocking footwear that makes them look like they belong on Little House on the Prairie, don’t be alarmed – it’s all intentional. Designers have taken a turn due West and one of the season’s hottest trends is western-approved boots. In a shift away from classic black ankle boots, fashion-forward cowboy boots are an instant way to vamp up your look and one of the trends we currently can’t get enough of. Check out some of our favourite styles below.

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Ankle Cut
This is the perfect style if you don’t want a pair of boots that go too far up your leg, meaning they sit perfectly with jeans. The hardest decision with these is whether to go for them in black or white.

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Buckled
Style a silky slip dress with a pair of knee-high buckled Western boots, and you’ll feel like the fiercest woman in the world as you strut down the street, trust us.

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 Evening Wear
It’s not surprising that cowboy boots don’t feel like the most glamorous shoes. But you might feel differently with a pair made with luxe satin, super high heels and an embellished bow, making these boots the perfect addition to your next night on the town.

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Printed
If you’ve scrolled through social media at all this season, you know that animal print is quite literally everywhere. And there’s no better way to rock this trend than with a pair of cowboy boots in a subtle snake print.

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Black Out
While this particular pair is a bit out of our price range, a girl can dream (and save up and eventually purchase). A pair of all black boots can go with just about everything from floral dresses to jeans, proving the utter versatility of one great boot.

 

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Product Info
Leather pointed ankle boots, $50.75, available at Mango
Miu Miu glitter leather cowboy boots, $650, available at Saks Fifth Avenue
Alessandra Richbow-embellished satin ankle boots, $325.50, available at Net-a-Porter
Leather heeled ankle boots, $99.99, available at Zara
Isabel Marant Loffen Boots, $1,350, available at Shopbop

 

By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – The 4 Bag Trends You Need to Try This Year

Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

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While most people start the new year planning out their resolutions, Style Nine to Five likes to start the year off by planning out what hot ticket items we want to add to our wardrobes. And what better place to start than with our handbag collection. Rather than letting the dreary winter weather get the best of your wardrobe, let 2019’s hottest trends distract you and inspire your next purchase.  And trust us, you’re going to want to pick up every single one of these styles.

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Looped Handle
As seen on the runways of Marc Jacobs, Adeam and Giorgia Armani, the looped handle bag comes in a variety of styles like structured shapes to refined bucket bags. The put-together accessory makes for an effortless way to instantly elevate any look you put together this year.

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Neon
While neon might scream summer vibes, a statement neon bag is exactly what you need to stand out of the crowd this year. Add a splash of colour to your look with a playful neon number ASAP.

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Silver
Tinfoil-style fabrics were all over the runways, both in accessories, footwear, and apparel. If you’re not feeling brave enough to rock a pair of silver boots or a metallic silver dress, a sleek silver purse is the perfect alternative, especially if you’d like to embrace a look that’s a mix of both glamorous and retro.

 

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Transparent
Transparent bags were all the rage in 2018, popping up in a multitude of styles (we’re obsessed with the Staud style), proving that what’s on the inside is just as important as the outside.

 

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Product Info
1. Studio 33 Wristlet Pouch, $126.41, available at Shopbop
2. Anna two-tone neon leather belt bag, $595, available at Net-a-Porter
3. Loeffler Randall Mina Beaded Satin Tote, $295, available at Net-a-Porter
4. Staud Mini Shirley Transparent Handbag, $271.45, available at Nordstrom

 

By Ainsley Smith, Toronto, @ainsleysmithy

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Fashion Jobs – How to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions for your Career

Tuesday, January 8th, 2019

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Let’s face it: as years go by, it seems that our ability to live up to our new year’s resolutions gradually diminish, particularly the career-related ones. According to a 2015 survey by Accountems, 68% of professionals report they have created resolutions related to career advancement, such as getting a new job, attaining a better pay, or developing critical skills. However, because of work commitments, personal matters, and other tiny choices that we have to make in between, there is always the greatest tendency to lure away from our goal trajectory and lose track of these resolutions. Here are five sure-fire tips on how to become more career-driven this year and maintain your 2019 resolutions.

 

1. Distinguish your real goals
Sometimes, we get so hungry for success that we get too excited to accomplish many things in our career path, which can get very overwhelming. For example, do you get major experience via going back to school or taking an internship? Take time to filter these goals in the beginning and prioritize. Be specific and know which goals can act as stepping-stones to reach your ultimate objective.

 

2. Create a proper foundation
Make sure to set yourself up for success. Build and organize your resume or even create a LinkedIn account. Spend significant time on these documents as they generate a good impression of you in the real world. Express your interest and passion as best as you can. This is how you sell yourself regardless of how insufficient you may think your experiences are.

 

3. Fortify relations and network
Networking is a key element in career advancement. Internships and attending seminars are highly beneficial when it comes to building a solid web of relationships. Ensure that you are constantly touching base with key individuals around you. At this point, don’t fret on how much you’ll be earning when applying or inquiring for a position, but concentrate on the ultimate advantages of forming these connections.

 

4. Enhance time management skills
Managing your time is crucial in your effort to sustain your New Year’s resolutions. With many events and situations arising in your everyday schedule, you should be capable to segregate portions of time for things pertaining to career advancement. Utilize a calendar to set up key dates or a personal journal to plan ahead or remind you of what needs to be done.

 

5. Take a break when you can
Work, school, or personal issues can get overwhelming from time to time. Therefore, it is important that you take a breather whenever you get the opportunity. With all the goals you’re trying to accomplish, your mind can get entangled in various decision paths, which is not healthy both mentally and physically. Take a break, compose yourself, and clear your mind pool before initiating the next move.

 

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By: Franz Tabora, Mississauga, @phranzzzz

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7 Fashion Jobs Currently Available in Vancouver

Friday, January 4th, 2019

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Calling all Vancouver fashionistas! If you’re looking for a career in fashion, we’ve made it easy for you by narrowing down some of the most fashionable jobs in Vancouver. All you have to do now is polish up your resume and cover letter, and apply!

 

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Role: Fashion and Career Writers
Job Type: Part-time/internship
Job Description: You read our blog, why not write for it? Style Nine to Five is looking for fashion and career writers to contribute its blog. Some of Style Nine to Five’s writers have gone on to work for major fashion magazines. This is a great experience for aspiring writers. Topics go beyond our trend posts – they include industry expert Q&A’s and career-related topics.

 

Little White House

Role: Manager & Event Planner

Job Type: Full-time

Job Description: Little White House is a historic house located in Fort Langley that’s been turned into a beautiful lifestyle boutique stocked with house decor, fashionable clothing and accessories. It’s also salon cafe offering brunch, lunch and afternoon tea. They’re looking for a Manager and Event Planner who’s a creative thinker with excellent communication skills to lead the team, do day-to-day store operations and be creative with social media and visual merchandising.

 

Fine Finds Boutique
Role: Sales Associate
Job Type: Part-time
Job Description: Fine Finds Boutique is a luxury boutique in the heart of Yaletown. It offers trendy apparel and amazing gifts in addition to accessories, artwork and designer jewelry. Fine Finds Boutique offers a high level of customer service that clients have come to know and trust. The boutique is looking for a positive and fun-loving associate to join its team. This person should embrace selling and enjoy being part of a winning team.

 

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Role: 
Director, Selfcare
Job Type: 
Full-time
Job Description: 
As an integral part of the Selfcare leadership team, you’ll be responsible for developing and living into the brand’s vision and goals. You’ll also collaborate with cross-functional leadership to identify whitespace opportunities and set product and merchandising strategies for the Selfcare business and much more.

 

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Role: Product Development Manager, Selfcare
Job Type: Full-time
Job Description: 
In this position, you’ll collaborate with the lululemon Venture team to define product opportunities and develop product briefs, develop and build relationships with vendors and contract manufacturers, develop product insights and innovative ideas through learning from our guests, educators, suppliers and lulu’s overall collective and more.

 

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Role: Designer
Job Type: Full-time
Job Description: 
As a designer for lulu, you’ll be changing the way people dress. You must have completed a college degree or art school program in design or related field, 3+ years of industry experience in technical garment design in global retail apparel brand strong knowledge of garment construction, patterns and textiles required and more.

 

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Role: 
Product Developer
Job Type: Full-time
Job Description: As a product developer, you’ll assist with the creation and commercialization of premium performance product ensuring it is performing for the intended end use through garment fit and construction and is meeting the required quality standards through lab and wear-testing in accordance  in accordance with lululemon business goals and more.

 

 

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Fashion Jobs – How to Get Back to Your Work Routine After the Holidays

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019

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The time between Christmas and New Year’s, when you don’t really know what day it really affects your motivation and willingness to go back to work in January, no matter how much you love your job. In that short amount of time, you get used to having no set structure and lounging around, it makes it hard to get back to the grind. With that being said, here are a few sure-fire ways to ensure you can get back into your routine after the holidays.

 

Prep the Night Before
Waking up to an alarm for the first time in who knows how many days is exhausting. If you prep the night before, you can hit snooze a few extra times. Pick your outfit the night before, prep your lunch and even your breakfast, and then try and get to bed a bit earlier than normal. Having as much sleep as you can will help you feel ready to face the workday.

 

Don’t Try to Tackle Everything at Once
Let’s face it, we all know that even though your out of office email was set, your inbox is going to be overflowing. You’re going to have some tasks that you left pre-holidays because you were settling into vacation mode a bit early. Don’t fret, everything will eventually get done. It can be overwhelming but complete each thing one by one.

 

Create a to-do List
Look at everything you have in front of you, and make a concise list. What do you need to do and for when? This way with the holiday pile up, nothing will be missed and all your tasks will be completed. The overwhelming chaos of ‘to-do’s’ will be nicely listed in front of you.

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Prioritize
After looking at your to-do list, what are the most important things that need to be completed? Number them in a way that works for you. It could be a 1 to 10 situation, or by importance. For example, these tasks can be labelled as a ‘1’, meaning most important, drop everything and complete this now. Another batch can be labelled as a ‘2’, meaning this is important, but the world is not going to end if I don’t get to it right away. Lastly, you can label the remainders as a ‘3’ meaning, this needs to get done, but get to it when you get to it.

 

Take a Few Extra Breaks
For the first few days back, you’re going to be tired. It’s okay to take a few mental breaks. Step away from your screen or your task, grab a coffee, or just take a little walk around to get a bit of momentum back. We’re not saying slack off right after holidays, but listen to your body and your mind.

 

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By: Megan Renaud, Vancouver, @meganbrigette