Back to Routine: A Guide to Getting Back into Your Normal Groove
It's hard to get back into the swing of things after taking a break. Whether you were on vacation or working from home with the kids, getting back into your normal routine can be tough. But it's not impossible! In this guide, we will give you tips and advice on how to get back into your groove. Follow these steps and you'll be back to your old self in no time!
- Learn how to build better habits
- Embrace a morning ritual
- Make it easy with simple snacks for the whole family
- Enhance your evening wind-down
1. Learn how to build better habits
The foundation of establishing a good routine is forming good habits. Building new habits and breaking old ones can be a challenge, but it’s easier if you know the science behind them. Habits are actions you do routinely without thinking. They are programmed into your subconscious mind. Habits run in a loop and have 3 parts: cue, action, and reward. To create a new habit, identify the cue, routine, and reward. Then repeat the loop daily. For example, if you want to do yoga in the mornings, cue yourself by placing a yoga mat beside your bed. Your reward is feeling relaxed. Or if you want to start eating healthier, swap your chocolate bar routine for a high-protein healthy snack! Now that you know how habits work, you can use them to enhance your daily routines
2. Embrace a morning ritual
It can be all too easy to let the day get away from you. Before you know it, you're struggling to keep up with the demands of work, family, and home. One way to help you stay on top of things is to embrace a morning ritual. Dedicating just a few minutes each morning to yourself can make a world of difference. Whether it's sitting down with a cup of coffee and reading the newspaper, taking a brisk walk around the block, or simply taking a few moments to reflect on your day, a morning ritual can help you start your day off on the right foot. And when you're feeling calm and centered, you're better able to handle whatever comes your way. So make time for yourself each morning, and see how it helps you manage the demands of your day.
3. Refresh your evening routine
At the end of a long day, it can be hard to wind down and relax. However, there are a few simple steps that can help to enhance your evening wind-down routine. First, try disconnecting from electronics for at least 30 minutes before bed. This will help you to avoid the stimulating effects of screens and allow your mind to start relaxing. Next, establish a nighttime routine that includes calming activities such as reading or taking a bath. This will signal to your body that it is time to start winding down. Finally, make sure that your bedroom is dark and cool, as this will help you to drift off to sleep more easily. By following these simple tips, you can create an evening routine that is both calming and effective. Psst: this wind-down routine works for little ones, too!
4. Make it easy with simple snacks for the whole family
Now that summer has ended and the kids are back at school it’s a perfect time to refresh our eating habits and swap out the summer junk for simple snacks that will give you and your little ones the fuel and brain power you need to get through the day. Here are some easy and delicious health food swaps the whole family will love!
Love Good Fats Bars
Skip out on regular chocolate bars or other energy bars that can be packed with sugar and other junk and try out Love Good Fats Bars. These delicious bars are super low in sugar and are packed with healthy fats like coconut oil and extra virgin olive oil. These bars are perfect before and after a workout, lunches and anytime you need to soothe your sweet tooth.
This super fizzy Kardish Kombucha is the perfect alternative to sugar-filled sodas, juices and even coffee and makes a great addition to any morning routine or lunchbox. Kombucha is packed with enzymes and microorganisms that help boost your immune system, neutralize toxins and aid digestion, plus it’s perfect for giving you a boost and helping digestion when you’ve eaten a bit too much!
Smart Sweets Gummies
These super tasty, naturally-sweet candies are ones you can actually feel good about giving to your kids (and sneaking some for yourself of course!). Smart Sweets have only 2 grams of sugar for the entire bag! They’re made without gluten, sugar alcohols or artificial sweeteners and come in regular and sour flavours, pleasing everyone’s taste buds. These are the perfect swap for regular gummy bears and are perfect for lunches, snacks and family movie nights.
Want more healthy school snacks? Check out Melinda’s Brain-Boosting Back-To-Routine Recipes