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So school holidays are over and you’re struggling to get back into the swing of things?

Here’s some tips to get you back on the bandwagon and back into routine!

If you’ve not been run ragged by the little ones, then you’re probably feeling quite relaxed after a great time away with your loved ones.  We all know that going back to work and getting back to reality is not the best feeling in the world, but we can make it a little easier.

Getting up in the morning is the worst struggle of all after two weeks of sleep ins right?

Reposition your bed to face the window, or keep your curtain slightly open.  Absorbing sunlight as soon as you wake up will help you feel less sluggish and you are less likely to stay in bed after your alarm goes off.  This will help reset your body clock to recover from the holidays!

Still feeling sluggish after managing to drag yourself out of bed?

Reschedule your afternoon workout for a morning session! Working out in the mornings has many benefits, it kickstarts your metabolism and leaves you feeling great and energised for the day. Those sluggish mornings won’t be so sluggish anymore!

And to get your mind back in gear?

Work towards something! Plan your next holiday! Or even just work towards doing something rewarding on the weekends.  This will keep your mind in check and help get you through the working week.

Clear your mind of work on the weekends and do something active during your few days off! Whether it’s a bush walk through the local rainforest, a trip to the beach, or something a little more extravagant like kayaking or even jet-skiing! Giving yourself something like this to look forward to will motivate you throughout the week and give your mind something to work towards!

And the little ones?

After a few days back with their friends at school, they’ll be back in the zone! Give them a few fun healthy snacks in their lunch boxes to lift their spirits and give them the energy they need to get through a day in class. Cut their sandwiches into fun shapes or freeze some grapes for a crunchy, healthy snack!

Last but not least, make sure you still schedule some time in for yourself. Put your feet up after the kiddies are in bed and enjoy a cup of tea with a book. It may not be holidays all the time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t reward yourself!

 

By Zoe Kirby

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