Hello everyone! Welcome back to my blog. Today we're going to talk about ways to make the most out of your week, so let's just get straight into it!
First thing's first; learn to schedule your day the night before. This includes making a little to-do list of things you really need to get done. It'll keep you on track and help you to meet deadlines!
Secondly, eat a healthy, nutritious breakfast. I absolutely hate eating breakfast in the morning because I am never hungry. If you're like me, a snack will probably do. Breakfast options for drinks include coffee, tea, water or a glass of pure fruit juice (any juice that has the word 'blend' on it, probably doesn't consist of real fruit, but rather fruit concentration so be careful as it's mostly sugar which will give you a little energy buzz until about midday when it wears off) Be sure to eat something that is filling!
Thirdly, when you get out of bed, open the curtains or blinds. You'll feel more refreshed and awake, which will subconsciously help you get ready for the day.
Prioritize and delegate is number four. Try to get any work done that requires a deadline. If you can, set time aside to work on a specific and reward yourself with free time afterwards. For example, choose Tuesday as your day to catch up with work. It helps if you get most of your work done in the morning because then you have the rest of the day to relax and take it easy.
The fifth tip is to set aside time to work out. I'm not talking strenuous exercise. You don't need to get a gym membership or run marathons. Even going for a simple walk is already a start, or doing a twenty minute workout routine. You can find free workouts online. For example, BrettsCap and Blogilates on Youtube are excellent for at home workouts!
My sixth tip encourages you to engage in actual human interaction. I'm not talking about a text, or a phone call. Of course it's not always possible for everyone to see each other due to reasons like distance etc, but make a plan to get a coffee or grab lunch with someone when you can and just catch up with them with no interference from technology.
The seventh (and last tip) begs you to make time for yourself. People are so caught up in the expectations of their work that we forget to take a step back and take it all in. Make sure to set time aside for yourself and do whatever relaxes you. This can be anything from watching your favourite series, running a bubble bath, making dinner with friends etc. Just make sure to remember that your happiness and mental health is just as important as the things you hope to achieve when you get caught up in the rush of life and more importantly, remember that it's okay to slow down, take a break (short enough to get back on your feet but long enough to recover from a setback) and get back in the game.
Mondays are okay, I promise. It's your mindset that needs to change. This is something I'm working on too, and I'm learning that the more I adjust mine, the more time I spend in the actual moment of each day instead of waiting for the end of the week.
I hope this helped you in one way or another.
Stay tuned for tomorrow's post which will be all about my April Favourites!
~ Miah ~