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How to Return to Work and Study After a Break

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by Mariam Alhazaa (subscribe)
I'm just your average Melbournian who knows how to have a great time in her home city. Vising my blog motivates you to love the small things this great city has to offer.
Published January 22nd 2012
Image by Veronica Therese (Wikimedia Commons)

It's that time of year again when holidays are almost over and real life awaits.

This article is a survival pack to stay sane within the next few weeks as work or study begins again for 2012.

Rule number 1.
Just cause the holidays are over doesn't mean the fun should stop. Instead of cutting off all the elements that have taken part of your life in the last month or two, keep them around on a casual basis. This will keep you from dreading the morning alarm and will give you something to look at the end of the day.

Rule number 2.
So you've let yourself get adapted to the night life. The easiest way to balance your sleep is to sleep an hour earlier than you are use to, for example if you've been going to bed at 1 am or 2 am, go back an hour and wake up a little later. This means temporarily cutting out morning activities such as snoozing, going for a run or fancy breakfast. Remember this is short term plan until you return to your comfort zone.

Rule number 3.
Start the day with a party, so if you want to blast your music on your way to work or school, then don't hesitate it helps you stay in a party zone. End your day the same way as 8 hours of labour requires some energy to return back into your soul.

Rule number 4.
Take advantage of the fact that some of your bosses are still on holiday, so ask your fellows how their holidays were and the story sharing will bring back the feeling of freedom.

Rule number 5.
Don't procrastinate as it can be your worst enemy. Before you know it, you'll have to stay late to finish work, so while it's work time, do some work and no consequences shall be dealt with.

Rule number 6.
Give yourself a reward for every achievement and this can range from a coffee to a weekend trip to the country with your family, mates or a lover.

Remember folk that the holiday spirit can continue on all year long. Just because life starts again, doesn't mean it's a dead end till December.
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