How I Get Back Into Routine After a Long Weekend of Travel
After a long weekend of travel it can be hard to find your groove again. I’m a girl who thrives on well established routine; it helps me keep grounded, accomplish more goals, and ultimately feel more in control of my day. It’s way too easy to experience those, “post-trip blues”, if you don’t jump back into your week with some purpose and determination. In the following post I have laid out a schedule that works for me while compensating for a long weekend of travel. Here’s how I get back into the swing of things:
5:30AM: Wake up and make bed immediately.
Traveling can get your sleep schedule out of whack, so get as many ZZZs as your body needs, everyone is different. I do not recommend over sleeping out of exhaustion because this will end up making you feel more tired throughout your day. If you get less sleep on your initial day home, you will be nice and tired for bedtime and back on track the following day.
6:00AM Take supplements with a big glass of fresh pressed juice. Here’s what I am currently taking:
1 large stock of celery
1 full bag of mini carrots (I buy them this way because it’s less work for me to juice them)
6:30 AM | Keep up with current events.
I listen to the NPR Up First podcast every morning. It’s short and easy to listen to for those of us who aren’t completely immersed in the political climate. (It’s still important to stay informed).
7:00 AM | Sit down at my desk, work on something creative.
I save my early mornings for my creative work and usually that means writing. I like to write content when my mind is fresh and I can focus easier.
8:45 AM | Mid Morning cup of coffee with yogurt and granola with berries.
9:00 AM | Unpack from my trip, get organized.
No matter how lazy I feel, I always unpack the following morning after I have arrived home. (Unless I get home early in the morning). I go through my things immediately because there is nothing worse then having your suitcase staring at you all week. I also use this time to do give my room a spruce. I de-clutter, give it a quick vacuum , and dust the shelves. It helps me keep a good mindset.
10:00 AM | lean back into work.
Answer all emails, prepare for any meetings. Dive into the projects I am currently working on with my clients.
12:30 PM | Lunch
For lunch these days I make a vanilla protein shake that includes:
Hemp vanilla protein powder
1 cup of almond milk
Handful of ice
1 spoon of peanut butter (If I am goin’ crazy)
1:00 PM | Back into work.
Here’s the Spotify playlist I have in my rotation:
4:30 PM | Yoga
Here is the studio I go to: click here Adin is my favorite teacher. I choose the 4:30 time slot because I like his classes and also because it’s the least crowded time to go. Going to yoga is the perfect pick-me-up for a slow afternoon. By the end of my class I am refreshed, ready for dinner, and have cleared my mind enough to work into the evening.
6:00 PM | Dinner
Dinner typically varies, I usually whip up whatever we already have in the fridge. I do not cook extensive meals, I just aim for healthy, good, and quick.
7:00 PM | Work
I work every night after dinner, it helps me stay ahead for the following day.
10:00PM | Read
I read every night before bed. It helps me to shift my mindset towards sleep.
I am currently reading:
11:00 PM | Bedtime.
See you in the morning!