Going Back to the Routine
Going back to your routine might sound awful after all the holiday cheer, but hey - new year, new YOU! So, after writing our New Year’s resolutions list – which obviously includes having an enjoyable routine - it’s time to kick off the year.
The first thing to do that we personally found very useful is to plan your week in advance. Of course, you can always arrange it if something unexpected comes up. But having your week planned is good for your mental health. You can see how your time will be managed, what tasks are pending and see the progress you’ve done in the next few days. But take some tips into account when doing the plan.
Take It Slowly
Don’t try to crunch everything you postponed or wish to do/change in the first weeks of the year. Remember you took a well-deserved break, and now your body and mind need to adjust again to the routine. Take it slowly we work to-do lists, workout routines, healthy diets, etc. Going back to the routine should be a enjoyable moment.
One Task at a Time
Moreover, don’t try to juggle many things just to feel productive. It’s better to focus on one thing at a time and do it right. Finish one task and move on to the next. This way it’s easier for you to get things done. Our mind might still be on vacation mode so let’s take it easy, and don’t stretch yourself in a ton of directions.
Be Realistic with Your Expectations
This is the main reason why most new year’s resolutions don’t come to fruition. We know you want to become the best version of yourself as quickly as possible, but let’s be real… we have to start with small goals. By setting small attainable goals, we avoid demotivating and disappointing ourselves. Always start with baby steps! And you’ll see the feeling of accomplishment you’ll get once you see your progress towards your big life changes.
Fix Your Sleep Schedule
To accomplish all the goals you set for yourself daily, you need to feel well-rested. After some sleepless nights out celebrating, your body needs to return to a healthy sleeping schedule. Try to get at least 6-7 hours of good quality sleep every day. Go to bed at 10-11 pm and wake up early in the morning so you have enough time to have a good filling breakfast, make yourself some lunch, meditate or read a book. Don’t rush your morning ritual, instead, make it an enjoyable time with yourself or your family. Having a great night sleep will only boost your energy for going back to the routine.
Going back to our routines shouldn’t be a punishment. You gotta fall in love with your daily life! It's the only way to be happy. Upgrade your routine and start making small changes until you feel excited to go back to your routine after a holiday.
Written by VIBLOK® Creative Team