Whether it is school, work, or both, a lot of responsibilities can make every day look like the previous one, and you will probably not be looking forward to the next day because of that very monotonous daily grind. You might also experience lots of stress and lack of rest during your time off. Mixing things up a little makes it possible to prevent life from going by in a vague blur and instead start looking forward for the next day.
- Organise your time wisely
To better enjoy your rather short free time after your obligations during the week, prepare everything you can over the weekend. This can include admin stuff, meal prep, or even laundry. This way, you will get the most out of your weeknights.
- Find yourself hobbies
What’s best to mix up bland days? A bit of sport, art, meditation, or whatever else floats your boat! Adopt one or more hobbies to feel more in charge of your time and life. It will definitely improve your mood and give you something to look forward to when you’re busy with boring or repetitive stuff. You often get also to meet new people, discover new things, and you get to spend your energy while you’re in your bubble!
- Try early mornings
Often after work or school, all you really want to do is to properly rest. Still, you feel like you haven’t done much of your day besides working/studying. In consequence, you try to stay awake for as long as possible because you want to do something that isn’t directly or indirectly connected to your responsibilities.
To switch that routine up, get to bed early and try to wake up early. It’s incredible how gratifying it can be to arrive at school or work at 9am and have already been making the most of the few hours before that
- Hang out with the work crew
How much do you know about your co-workers? Do you feel like you can hold a conversation with them without talking about anything work-related? If your answer to that last question is no, it probably is time for a work crew outing. Invite them all to hang out in a social context and bond with them!
- Commute the right way
Don’t let your commute feel like a part of your work day. Make it matter. If you like reading and you take public transport, grab a book with you and read. If you’re commuting with friends, bond with them and take the time to enjoy their company.
Following these tips will most likely help you pursue the grind and add some colour to your days. Let us know how you go!