If you missed your office during the lockdown, workplace reopening news will surely be music to your ears. But for some, the notion of going back to the routines of old may not be a very welcoming scenario. Having to leave the comfort of your bed earlier to account for the morning commute is no easy feat. Oh, and you can no longer get away with wearing sweatpants during your Zoom meetings. That’s right, you must go back to dressing like an ‘adult’.

We feel you but worry not! We’ve got 6 must do's to help you get back to routine this fall. Let's get straight into it!


1. Get up early

You might have heard the saying, “Wake up early and tackle the day before it tackles you”.

The feel of soft and warm comforters in the morning hits different and leaving them for office is hard. But keep in mind that getting up early instils better planning, productivity, and proactivity in you.

All the CEOs wake up around 4:45 am to jump-start their day. Not only does it give you ample time to relax and pray/meditate, but you can also style your outfit for the day.

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2. Eat a good breakfast

Food is fuel!

Adding a shot of expresso, with a toasted avocado sandwich will surely excite your cranial nerves for the routine work.

According to researchers, more fruits, vegetables, and whole grain stuff add a natural glow to your face and a spark to your performance. A lousy breakfast filled with high processed sugars will only leave you feeling hungry shortly after which will affect your concentration and decrease your productivity. Incorporate complex carbohydrates and proteins such as granola, oatmeal and eggs or for increased satiety. 

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 3. Optimize your alarm

Those who hit the snooze button over and over again in a futile attempt to add five more minutes to their blissful sleep may never get out of bed, no matter how much they want to. Others open their eyes as soon as their alarm sounds, get up, and start their day.

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If you fall in the former case, you need to set a realistic goal the night before your workday. Make your mind to start your workday better this fall, set up the alarm, and ensure that you get at least 6 - 8 hours of good sleep.

If nothing works, add some jazz or pop chords to your morning alarm. It can enhance your mood by causing your brain to release dopamine.


4. Work out

No one can deny that exercising is beneficial for your overall health, but rolling out of bed and commuting to the gym needs some extra efforts.

Worry not, and just remind yourself of the potential health benefits of exercise. Regular physical exercise increased self-control and willpower.

Prepaper your gym wear the night before to take the guess work out of you morning. It's a great way to boost your mood naturally, and to increase your energy.

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5. Start with “why”

Getting up in the morning and not feeling totally excited about what's ahead is pretty normal in this period. Even if you love your job, it's hard to remain focused all the time when caught up in the daily grind.

Start your day with purpose. Tape notes with affirmations and goals that serve as reminders to keep you motivated.


6.    Do something that makes you happy

It's true, we work best when we are happy at home. Happiness is closely tied to our job performance, and of course, our personal health.Therefore, plan to spend some time doing what makes you happy every morning.

You can read your favourite book, go to swim, or just eat a nice breakfast sandwich. Taking out time for yourself will pay off in unexpected ways.

 Girl eating sandwich

Going back to routine may seem overwhelming but with some good foresight and preparations, you will be more than ready to welcome life again!

سبتمبر 13, 2021 — Azka Manzoor

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