This story was originally published on BenefitsPro earlier this year.

Have things been moving a bit slower at the office since the end of the holiday break? Is it a little harder to get employees motivated in the early days of the new year? Don't worry; you're not the only one tackling the post-holiday blues.

The letdown in energy following the holiday season has many names: post holiday blues, Boxing Day blues (in England), or post holiday tension — whatever the name, it's common for workers to feel a letdown after the energy and excitement that naturally come with the holidays. Getting back to the 8-5 grind with no big events on the near horizon can be daunting for anyone.

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