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How to get back into routine

July and August are the most anticipated months of the year for working people. The most obvious reason is because these are the summer holiday months. However, the trouble comes when summer is over and the idea of returning to work becomes an uphill battle. After all, you'd have to wait for another year before you can enjoy going on vacation. For this reason, we want to give you a few tips to help you cope better with your daily routines.

Avoiding post holiday depression

You may have already heard of post holiday depression. In fact, it is likely that you have experienced it yourself. Post holiday depression is a state of melancholy that lasts a few days and is characterised by the difficulty of leaving behind that period of relaxation, fun and no sense of responsibilities that come with a vacation.

It is essential to face routine gradually, ie, no need to resume your normal daily activities right away. In fact, a lot of effort is involved in preparing yourself to go back to work. Therefore, leave this thought for later and plan on giving yourself some time off by going to the gym instead. Although these activities involve, in many cases, a break away from home to release the stress of everyday life, on the first day back from your holiday, it is better to stay with your family or friends and escape from responsibilities.

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Take care of your eating habits

You will be surprised to know the importance of food on your mood. Considering the fact that you have probably over-indulged during the holidays, you should try to regain a healthy and balanced diet by consuming foods that are rich in carbohydrates. This is because you can get that extra dose of energy you need to cope with the stress of going back to your daily routine. You should also eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and nuts. Drinking coffee to stay alert and full of vitality is recommended as long as you don't overdo it.

Keep doing fun activities

During the first week back to work, Start taking part in an activity that will motivate you to get the day going. For example, if you live in a coastal town, you can have a great time in the evenings by going to the beach with your family. This way, you won't miss your holiday too much. There are also DIY tasks and part-time courses that you can participate in.... In fact, anything that can help you eliminate stress, depression, or anxiety is welcome.

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