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30Jan

Getting Back into Routine

Sommer is a young Methven local who recently returned home after studying, working and traveling for the past 7 years. Over Sommer’s 10 years in the industry she has extended and grown her knowledge, including spending time running a specialist Cancer Exercise Rehabilitation. Sommer loves getting into the outdoors having competed in adventure races including the Coast to Coast.

Getting Back into Routine

The holiday period often throws routine out the window. Alongside the post-holiday blues, getting the balance back between work, farm, life and family be hard. Here are some tips to get you back on track:

  1. Put yourself to bed early – after late nights, broken sleep in holiday houses, camper vans or a tent, prioritising sleep is an important to step to get you back to your normal. A good night’s sleep can calm the internal chaos and make the days much more manageable.

 

  1. Make lists and prioritise jobs – everyone has an endlessly revolving to do list, so when getting back into routine it’s important to prioritise. Work out which jobs can wait until the end of the week or next month and remove stress.

 

  1. Plan your day, then lock it in your calendar – having a diary and keeping it current, helps life be manageable. Whether you are a paper person or like the fact your phone can give you reminders, put important dates, deadlines and family events in this calendar. Use Apps to add in your bed-time routine, exercise and meal ideas!

 

  1. Time to move – if you have had a break from exercise then restart by giving yourself a goal, work on one fitness session at a time and build up from there. If you are starting out, begin with low impact and build up the number of sessions and intensity over time.

 

  1. New Year nutrition – holiday time often calls for constant treats! It can be hard to get back into regular eating patterns, so make a plan and be prepared. Spend 10 minutes sorting snacks and lunch the night before and always have a water bottle handy to cure any false hunger.

 

 

Don’t be too hard on yourself, allow yourself a few weeks for a routine to kick in and the healthy habits will form again.

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