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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Quashing bad lockdown habits before returning to work – Wales Online

Boris Johnson recently announced that firms can start calling employees back to the office from August 1.

Although the decision is entirely at the discretion of each company, it has made some people begin to wonder what office life will be like when the return.

If you have developed some unhealthy eating and sleeping habits during lockdown, now’s the time to quash them.

Menswear retailer CT Shirts, has created a list of useful tips and guidance you can follow before heading back to the office.

Exercise

Whenever you return to work, your hours in the day will seem even more limited, thanks to outbound and inbound travel, making it even harder to find time to train.

Take that hour back now and devote time each day to meditating, running, or throwing weights about. Trust us, it will be easier to do it now than try and go full tilt when you’re back in the office.

No more sweats

We could all get used to hoodies and sweatpants, but it isn’t going to cut it.

To be clear, we aren’t proposing suits for men or evening dresses for women from the get go, but smart casual at least should be implemented into your work attire at least two weeks before you return to the office.

Doing this will ensure that your first day back will not consist of major discomfort.

Catch the early worm

A recent report produced by UK-based app Sleep Cycle has found that Brits are getting approximately 42 minutes more sleep a night than they were doing pre-lockdown.

Try and stop tapping the snooze button on the alarm now. When the inevitable return comes, you’ll have so many other things to think about in your day and getting to work on time and in a safe manner is certainly one of the most important.

Switching off your electronics long before you go to sleep, altering your evening activities, and of course, going to bed earlier will all make that transition to an early start so much easier.

It’s your time to go and catch the worm!

What have I already done and what do I need to do?

When you’re back into the swing of things your mind can easily go into overdrive forcing you to lose track of where you’re at. If this happens, you’ll start struggling to distinguish the wood from the trees.

Attempt to document your goals at the beginning of everyday and reflect on them at the end of the week.

This is not only good as a tracker, it will also allow you to reward yourself appropriately with self-appreciation.

Perhaps over the course of lockdown you’ve embarked on a number of ‘outside the box’ activities. Whether it’s online courses, new hobbies, or simply the beginning of a new project — detail your developments.

Finally, returning to work is never going to be easy, despite the fact that many of us are patiently waiting for it.

However, implement these simple daily habits before lockdown lifts fully and the transition will certainly be a lot smoother.



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