Diwali is the most awaited festival in India and getting involved in its preparations and celebrations is even more exciting. From renovating the house to making homemade mithai, shopping for clothes to gifts for the near and dear ones; so many things are there to keep us excited and thrilled.
But, you know what the most difficult part after getting done with the festival of lights is, getting back in the office routine. Same schedule, little to no excitement and the need to take those smoke breaks, then lunch break and finally heading back home; this whole 'getting back into the usual routine' is what everyone dreads.
So, here are some tips for you which will help you to get back to square one:
Head back into a workout schedule
After eating all those kaju katli, chamcham, gujiya and all those dishes which you’ll savour for the longest time, you need to shed all that festival weight. So, start with a light work out and slowly get into a full rhythm. It’ll be difficult but as Kabir famously said "Kaal Kare So Aaj Kar, Aaj Kare So Ub, Pal Mein Pralaya Hoyegi, Bahuri Karoge Kub."
Clean up kitchen
After all the party and celebrations at home, it is time to clean up that mess. You can probably start from clearing up all the mithais, packing them and putting those away for a while in the refrigerator. Clean the shelves and the utensils and do not wait for the maid. This will give her a little respite as well and will keep you more involved in the work.
Set your wardrobe
Diwali makes it very obvious for the people to make it an ethnic weak, especially for the ones who are really looking forward to it. So, all those suits and sarees end up getting dumped on a chair or couch placed in the corner of the room. Well, the Diwali season is over now and you better start cleaning up your room (especially that chair).
Cleanse air indoors
Diwali gets over but what lingers is the bad air quality and the breathing problems. So, once everything is settled, why not try and make the air inside the home a little better? You can do this by lighting the increasing the sources of ventilation, scented candles and even by welcoming more indoor plants.
Procrastinate with your colleagues
Who likes to work immediately after the long Diwali break? My guess is no one. So, meeting your colleagues and talking to them about the last few days will help you to get back into the office routine. Eventually, when you encourage each other, it’ll make working easier and gradually you’ll get in the process.
Hope you’ll get there just like we are trying to! Happy working.