Returning to work after your annual 4-week holiday can feel like Monday morning on steroids. Extend that holiday with a few simple changes to your routine.

1. After walking throught the door, give yourself the first hour of your time.

2. Only do one thing at a time. Leave the multitasking for work.

3. Eat something you wouldn’t normally eat.

4. Turn the phone off after dinner.

5. Have a laugh. Watch a comedy or read a quirky book.

6. Leave the dishes for tomorrow.

7. Make up the spare room or sofa bed for an away-from-home sleeping experience.

8. Practice mindfulness with meditation or simply focus on breathing.

9. Get your partner to give you a massage.

10. Slow down – deliberately walk slower, talk slower, relax your shoulders.

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