Can it really be September, and time to shift from summer’s slower tempo back to work and school?
We polled Team Moondust Cosmetics® to collect the tricks and tips that help each of them transition into fall.
Top tips to get back to school and work routine this fall
It’s September and chance to start fresh. Not only new beginnings of what you are returning to but also the chance to establish new routines or to refresh and improve on the ones that got tossed out when July came in.
How to gear up and get back to normal after a summer full of fun, sun, late nights and relaxed routines?
Set up for success this season and beyond by organizing. Do it soon for school or office or on site work. Order online to save time or show up at shops to support local and get to know what’s available close to home and work for you. Don’t delay. Last minute shopping especially for school supplies or to celebrate return to work will leave you scattered and missing pieces that might make your life easier.
Dr. Moondust says a daily planner is essential for her scientific routine.
Don’t miss out by being late to the organizing party…and embrace the trend to declutter the unnecessary and be ready with what is, in its proper place!
Out with the old in with the new. It’s your chance to start fresh and to recycle and pass on what doesn’t fit you or your needs in your new year at school, work or in the community you are active in.
Adapt to new routines
Rituals, habits and routines helps keep us organized and save time by repeating the best parts of your days. We can even derive comfort from what is predictable. Once we review what we want to keep and repeat we are free to discard what doesn’t work in our routines and every day patterns, too!
Manage stress and get sleep
The Moondust team has been surprised at the number of our colleagues who have had coronavirus despite full vaccination status this summer. Fall may well be even more challenging in this regard.
All of the above tips about being reliable, productive and showing up for yourself and others with all the good bits – habits, routines mean that you do NOT have time for disruptions like: colds, flu, viruses, exhaustion and anxiety and stress that can be avoided or at least reduced.
Have you thought about this? Most stressful things are often self-inflicted and very often result in susceptibility to illness because we wear ourselves thin on energy and time. We overschedule and sacrifice our sleep quality and quantity! Plus, we forget that we don’t always have to say ‘yes’. So, get a good night’s sleep – sometimes that’s all it takes to fight off an infection.
Banish electronics from the bedroom
We are not burning midnight oil anymore, but we do fire up those blue or bright screens.
Get those blue light screens, tablets and phones, even TVs out out out. All that blue light disturbs our sleep and disrupts our natural melatonin that helps us sleep.
Can’t go cold turkey? Try shutting off all devices at least one hour before bed. Try it. You might find you like it.
Classic advice we all shared around the lunch table
Laugher is the best spice of life and it even reduces stress and helps you relax in life AND before you digest lunch! It boosts your immune system too!
And here are other ways to feed your energy and boost your health for back to school and work:
Reduce or remove sugar as best as you can
- Eat your leafy greens, plenty of veggies and fruits
- Drink your water daily, mostly between meals
- Take in protein-rich foods at each meal. Check and learn that protein does not always mean meat!
- Add spices and herbs to make your food tastier and boost your health, too
- Pass on the comfort food – you’ll crave it less if you move and sleep enough, trust us
On supplements – Dr. Moondust is a fan of Vitamin D, C and of Zincin this time of COVID still circulating in our midst. She is also a big fan of relaxing chamomile tea just before bedtime – and suggests to get it organic.
September is a great month to start on good habits in your health, around the house and on your work or school schedules! Go for it, with intention.
We hope you like and can implement some of these tips from our team. It keeps us all in tune with ourselves and our work and social lives. And always, we remember to keep up oursun exposure protection habits.
Bring on the season!
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