7 Ways To Start Your Workweek Right
After the weekend comes and goes it can be difficult to find the motivation to get back to work. We’ve put together our top tips to help kickstart your workweek right.
It’s important to eat properly throughout your workday. All too often we tend to reach for the sugar-laden snacks and drinks for a quick energy fix only to find ourselves in an energy slump by midday. It’s important to have healthy snacks and meals on hand to keep your body and mind healthy and full of energy for improved concentration and overall work productivity.
Take Set Breaks
It’s easy to get caught up with your daily to-dos but if you aren’t taking any time to regroup, you can lose steam quickly, make mistakes more frequently, and be at risk for burnout. Common workplace practices are two 15-minute and one 30-minute lunch break per 8-hour shift. If you’re putting in full days, these suggested break increments are put in place for a reason and are backed with plenty of research on the benefits.
Some people find working from home to be isolating which can also lead to feeling “cooped” up or trapped inside. When the weather is nice, get outside and take your breaks with some fresh air. You can go for a walk or have tea on your patio for example. Whatever you choose to do, as long as you’re getting away from your home office, it will help change up the environment you see every day.
Set The Mood To Work
When you work from home, it’s important to have a good environment to work in. Setting the right mood can make you more productive and efficient. Paying attention to the little details is the key – from music to decor to furniture and organization aids. Adding your personal touches will make your home office feel more welcoming and inviting and easier to perform your work in.
Create a To-Do List
When you work from home, it can be very easy to lose track of your workday. Before you know it, you could be faced with tight deadlines, overlapping projects, and inefficient use of time if you’re not careful. A great way to start the day off right is to have a to-do list. This should be done the night before each workday. Having a sense of what needs to get done from the start sets you on the right path plus it’s gratifying when you’re crossing those to-do’s off and seeing your progress.
Utilize Time Increments
Complimenting the to-do list suggestion, time increments can help you stay focused and on task, plus, it breaks up the workday so it doesn’t seem so long and drawn out. Setting your time increments the night before can help you determine your work start time, stop time, and checkpoints in between.
Use Daily Affirmations
There’s a reason why motivational videos and phrases are some of the most shared on social media. Inspiration and motivation go hand in hand and can help set the tone for each day. You can find mugs, posters, pens, and notebooks with motivational phrases on them or, you can sign up to an inspirational blog site where you will receive positive messages in your inbox daily.
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