How to Get Back Into Work or Study Mode After a Long Break
By: Meryem Aksahan
Starting school or work after a break can always be hard to get back into the stressful cycle all over again. Here are four tips that will help you ease the pain and let your productive days begin once again!
1. Begin Your Day The Right Way: Well-Rested and a Good Breakfast
Your morning habits during your vacation were most likely relaxing and serene. Which is one of the main reasons that causes difficulties in our school and work life. Your first day back can be a lot more bearable and a lot less stressful by getting a good night’s sleep and preparing for the next morning. Preparing for the next morning will give you time to eat a good and healthy breakfast. After that healthy breakfast, if you have more time on your hands you can even fit in some stretching or different exercises. Once you begin to set up your daily routine for persistent sleep, breakfast, and exercise your mindset will get back into its work and study cycle.
2. Start Promptly
Who likes having a set of tasks assigned to them the minute they get into work or school, especially after a lengthy break? To break down the pain, try to get to campus or work early enough to prepare yourself with the bombardment of work and classes.
3. Plan Ahead
Planning your day and week ahead in advance can get you to prioritize your tasks and organized. Arranging tasks according to their importance is the right way to go, scheduling the important tasks first and less urgent ones later on. For school, at the beginning of the semester, creating a study routine and plan is crucial for success. Using an agenda or online calendar like Google Calendar can help you not only program your classes but also plan out your study schedule and due dates.
4. Start with The Small and Simple Tasks
If you don’t feel ready for work or school psychologically, start with a small task that you can easily check off. The small task for students can be to get organized, attend your first class, read the syllabus, and get the supplies and books required (or at least make note of them).