Didn’t summer go by quickly? It’s now the beginning of September and most of us are now back from holidays and into the reality of the usual work mode. If you have been away or busy socialising in the summer, it can be a struggle to get back into your normal rhythm. I am trying to combat this as well. Instead of sitting in front of a screen and staring at it, I am sharing my top 3 tips with you to try and help ease you back into your routine:
1. Schedule those meetings and tasks & complete them as soon as possible
One of the things I tend to do before taking time off is to schedule meetings into my diary and tasks in for early mornings. If you haven’t done that before going on vacation, it is not too late to start now. Try not to overload yourself though. Think of a realistic number of things you can complete and schedule them in. It can help you get back into the work mode quickly and stop any procrastination on the tasks at hand. By the end of this week, you might feel a lot better and happier that you have accomplished that tricky tasks in hand.
2. Schedule exercise in
Whether you are a regular gym person, yogi or you enjoy outdoor sports, try and get back to that schedule. You will feel better after some physical activity and it helps us accomplish more at work. Exercise has been proven to help our bodies release endorphins which can trigger positive feelings in our bodies. The better we feel, the more we can achieve at work. Happiness is contagious too so the happier you are, the happier your surroundings are too.
3. Go easy on caffeine
Whenever I come back to work from vacation, I tend to feel tired in the mornings so I drink more caffeinated drinks. I would then have more carbs than I normally do for lunch, which then made me even more tired and therefore I would drink more caffeinated drinks in the afternoon. That would result in not being able to sleep at night, which would then make me tired the next day.
If you really need the caffeine to keep you going, try and have it no later than straight after your lunch. Keep your lunch a bit more protein packed with less carbs. If you are worried about being hungry in the afternoon, keep some nuts and fruit with you to keep you going. Keeping yourself hydrated with water will help keep your mind clear too.
I hope these 3 tips are helpful to you in easing you back at work. Do you have any tips you would like to share? Please feel free to comment below: