The working week can be busy, stressful and overwhelming (even more so at the moment with the Coronavirus). There is a massive to do list and people constantly on your case.
Therefore, there are some things I like to do to help keep me sane whilst this all occurs. Here are 5 of them…
- Go for a walk
If you are sitting behind a desk 5 days a week it can become very easy to feel a bit sluggish. Therefore, I like to make sure to get out and walk during my lunch break or before/after work if I know I am sitting at a desk all day. Plus walking has many great benefits, and sometimes you find places you would never find if you sit indoors.
By this I mean keep your desk organised because a cluttered space is a cluttered mind. Therefore, keep everything organised and don’t let things pile up on the desk. I think having a clear work space is more beneficial to being more productive with your work. Plus I love seeing a clear desk and everything is in it’s place, it just makes me feel good.
3. Add colour and life
I think adding some small plants just adds to your desk space. However, if you work from home add some colour and real plants. For example, some prints up on the wall, or some coloured organisers (pen pots, drawers etc). I think making the space more you makes you more productive with your work, and I think overall more positive in wanting to work in that space.
4. Drink lots of water
I mean this is pretty self-explanatory, but drinking water helps with productivity, benefits your skin/health etc. I don’t need to tell you how important it is, we are all told all the time. But maybe treat yourself so a cute reusable bottle to motivate you to drink that water!
5. Take time off the screen
I mean working on a computer or using your phone as work can be difficult to shut off. However, I think it is so important to have regular breaks and do things that don’t involve the screen. For example, reading for 30 minutes, going for a walk (As mentioned), gardening, taking classes/going gym/just exercise in general, time for hobbies or having time to spend with others just talking. It is important to not be consumed by the screen and just embrace life and it’s true beauty!
There you have it, 5 ways I try to keep my work life a bit more sane and less hectic! I hope you enjoyed, let me know in the comments ways you help keep stress levels down during the working week?
Gemma Jayne x
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