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Getting back into the swing of things this autumn

Posted by Natasha on 4th September 2019

Getting back into the swing of things this autumn

This year is flying by – can you believe it’s September already? With the taste of Aperol Spritz and the smell of sun cream quickly becoming a distant memory, it’s time to get back into the swing of things. So, without further ado, here are our top tips to help you do just that…

Get a good night's sleep

Granted, this one is easier said than done – especially if you have little humans (or fur babies) waking you up at every hour, or live on a main road, have noisy neighbours... you get the gist. BUT it’s an important one to mention, anyway. Nothing beats a good night's sleep to help set us up for the next day. We love to unwind with a wellness app (Calm and Headspace are two of our faves) and a cup of snooze - bliss! For all our tips on how to get a better night's sleep, head here.

Find a new book

The darker evenings are drawing closer and personally, we can’t wait! We love a cosy night in with a big ol' mug of our favourite blend, lots of blankets and a good read. If your new year’s resolution was to read more and you haven’t quite managed that… firstly, ditto, and secondly… it’s not too late! We’ve written a whole blog on some of our favourite books for National Read A Book Day - check it out here.

Meal prep

As much as we're going to miss the unlimited pastries we were busy devouring during our summer holiday, we're also looking forward to getting back into a healthy routine with our food. Something we find useful is meal prepping; after all, who wants the stress of searching for that long lost tupperware lid at 7am before a commute to work? Not us! If you have time the evening before, we highly recommend preparing lunch for the following day, or days if you’re batch cooking something like a hearty vegetable soup. We find this stops us snacking too much AND saves us some money - win win! To help keep us on track, we love the Lean in 15 recipe books by Joe Wicks - the recipes are quick, healthy, and easy to follow. Lots are perfect for batch cooking AND can be frozen, so dinner could potentially be on the cards too - fab if you're not going to get home till late!

Have an autumn tidy

We’ve all heard of spring cleaning, but an autumn tidy up makes us very happy, too! If you can, block out some time to have a sort through your wardrobe... what summer clothes can you store elsewhere, or give to charity, to make reaching for those snug wooly jumpers a lot easier? What about other rooms in your house or apartment... could they do with a bit of a declutter? Now is a great time to get a bit more organised, as (we hate but also love to say it) Christmas will be here before we know it and finding time to do this might become a little more tricky.

Try not to let your inbox overwhelm you

Whatever you’re returning to after a summer break – work, school, uni – we understand it can feel a little daunting. After all, who really enjoys plodding through 2876 unread emails? Especially when the hardest part of your day the week before was deciding which cocktail to go for whilst lounging on a beach sunbed. Before you tackle whatever lies ahead, we suggest taking a look at your calendar to remind yourself of any important upcoming projects (or take a look at any emails with that pesky high importance flag) and arrange a catch up with your colleagues to talk through any important things you may have missed - we find a face-to-face chat can really help put us at ease… with a cup of matcha to help with concentration, of course!

Up your tea game!

With the chillier weather on its way, nothing – we repeat NOTHING – adds some comforting warmth to our day more than (several) cups of tea. Now is the perfect time to stock up on those tasty blends which give you ALL the autumnal feels… matchaapple & cinnamon and chai are firm favourites with us. 

What are your tips for getting back into the swing of things this autumn? Let us know, @teapigs.

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