Tips on Returning from Lockdown

27th May 2021

So after Lockdown, most people may have returned to work already. Some people will be returning to work, some will be going back to their jobs and others may be starting new jobs, but almost all will have to readjust to working back out in offices and other workplaces. Some of you might be struggling to get back into a routine, and some of you might be doing just fine – or maybe some of you have never had a routine –  everyone is different after all.

Getting back into a routine can be difficult, of course however trying to get into one whilst preparing your return to the workspace can help get back into the flow of things. Of course everyone will miss the ability to lie in, or being able for a few extra minutes of sleep if you were working from home, but sacrificing that for about roughly a week before you go back in, or going in for the first time, should prove beneficial to getting back into an early morning routine. 

One thing you should always have ready for when you return to work, or if it’s your first time going into work, is always have what you need for work prepared the night before – even if it’s not your first day, being prepared is better than rushing around in the morning, and if it is your first day, it is definitely not ideal to be rushing in the morning. If you’re returning from working from home, you’ll have to prepare what you’ve been working on to bring in the workplace if necessary too, and if that’s digitally as well (which will make it easier to do so) you’ll have to make sure you have access to your work at home from the office, it’s a pain when you forget a simple thing like that when you could have emailed yourself it, or by another way.

If you’re starting work, which could also help jog the memories of people returning or even help people already back get there quicker, one thing you should definitely do is to plan out your route, seeing which way is the most ideal to get there, and which method is the best way to take, all help you get back to work on time, whilst also giving yourself more time on the morning if you’re lucky enough. Finding the best method to get there is helpful for anybody travelling to work, maybe it might be faster to walk then get the bus, finding that out could save you time and money, and it’s not exclusive to just that example, weighing the pros and cons of any method of travel should be on everyone’s mind who have to travel to work.

Well one thing you could help yourself wake up early and on time is to set multiple alarms, ideally you should already be setting an alarm anyway, but setting multiple around 5 to 10 minutes apart should start to wake you up before you need to. Multiple alarms would definitely wake you up, and keep waking you up if you can’t get up after the first, the amount of alarms is up to you of course, some people only need one, whilst others might need 3, or 5 or even 12 I’ve heard of!  

So whether you are just starting work, or going back to work after the lockdown, hopefully these few tips could help you out. Or even if you’re already back in the office or workplace, hopefully any of this could help – maybe you could even find a better route or get up at the right time now, if you needed to!