Back to work / school / normality?
So, after 7 months of pyjama days, home schooling days, long walk days, craft days, paddling pool days, Netflix days, DIY days… the time has come for back to work / school and dare I say it, a bit of normality?
These past 7 months have been great for our little family of 4. We’ve been lucky to not had work or health worries and we’ve been able to slow our busy lives down and just enjoy each other in our little bubble. Don’t get me wrong it’s been tough at times but I’ve quite enjoyed the simple life over these past 7 months. Now it’s back to business. If you are heading back to work here are a few tips for those of you who are feeling a little anxious:
Keep yourself safe
Carry a face mask, gloves and hand sanitiser in your bag so that you’re prepared for anything and make sure to pay attention to any rules or guidance that have been put in place for your commute to work.
Use your commute for some ‘you’ time
Even though you might be surrounded by people on the tube, train, bus etc, plug into a podcast or mindfulness app and create a sense of calm in your mind.
Ease yourself back in
It’s been awhile since you were in a work environment so take your time and get used to being somewhere other than your front room or homemade office.
Get used to your workspace again
If you haven’t been able to work at a desk for a few months, take time to arrange your desk, give it a clean, grab your favourite mug and catch up with colleagues, at a safe distance.
Take regular breaks
This might be something that you’ve been doing at home so why change your routine? Make sure you take a break to make a cuppa and have a lunch break to get some fresh air.
Don’t be the last to leave
Get into good habits and try to leave the office on time so you can maintain a good work/life balance. Many of us will have perfected the art of this thanks to being at home so keep it going if you can.
Relax when you get home
You’re going to be pretty tired going back to the daily work routine so treat yourself; have a bath, read a book, do some yoga/exercise or anything that makes you take some time for you.
For anyone heading back, I wish you the best of luck and remember to look after yourselves ❤