After taking a much-deserved holiday break, here’s how you can jumpstart your work routine with ease.
No one can deny how 2020 was a difficult year, and so the holiday season created a comforting blanket for us. Although it wasn’t as merry as the previous years, having feasts, giving presents, and celebrating with our closest loved ones filled our hearts with much-needed warmth. Now we are days into 2021, it is now time to face another year. We may remain uncertain of what the future holds, but we can always prepare for anything that may come. How do we do it, especially how some of us may still be stuck in a break mode? How do we jumpstart this workweek?
Set specific goals
Although 2020 canceled most of our plans and disrupted our routines, this year may be different. While it looks like it won’t be any different from what was, there is no harm in creating plans for yourself. Come up with specific goals, taking time to think about what you want to change. It could be as simple as establishing a simple workout and sleeping earlier than usual or a little more challenging as taking out unhealthy snacks from your diet and trying a difficult exercise. However, as long as you are intent on achieving such changes, then developing the necessary habits will be a breeze for you.
Get into a healthy diet
Last holiday season, you may have indulged in your guilty pleasures a little more than you should have. It is tough to suddenly maintain a healthy diet when there is still a mountain of chocolates and desserts in your fridge and sets of untouched sparkling wine and spirits on your shelves. But keeping healthy and boosting the immune system is highly essential these days, so keep this in mind again. Start drinking herbal teas, loading up on Vitamin C-rich food, including leafy vegetables to increase fiber, and taking probiotics.
Plan your day
Uncertainty of the future may remain, but we can never go wrong with setting up schedules for our daily routines. Plan your to-do list every day, stick to it, and by the end of the day, you will feel more accomplished than doing tasks without direction. You can schedule short breaks as well and little rewards like watching a movie at bedtime so you have something to look forward to.
Rest your mind and body
Your body clock may have adjusted during the holidays as you didn’t have work to worry about or Zoom meetings to attend. However, now that work has resumed, you may want to restart your sleep schedule. Get at least seven or more hours of sleep every night to make sure both your mind and body are well-rested. Sleep is crucial after all so you will feel refreshed and ready to face the day tomorrow.