5 ways to keep sane during the work week

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…

A bush with green and red leaves and trees in the background taken at a park.
  1. 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.

2. Organisation

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.

A collection of wooden tea coasters in a wooden teapot holder, two white tealight holders with pink heart shaped tealight candles underneath, and a bunch of pink flowers.
I love these pieces for my desk at home

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.

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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!

Two different reading books, "the psychology of time travel" and "the flat share" placed next to each other.

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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      1. Sometimes I go all day without looking at my phone screen and it feels amazing!

  1. These are some great tips! I think I actually abide from every single one of these. Since I’m planning on staying at home until the coronavirus slows down, I’ve been trying to apply all of these to my home life too. I’m still working on decluttering and organizing everything, but my dog has certainly enjoyed all of the walks I’ve been taking him on!

    1. Thank you so much! That’s great and they are really useful tips 😊 yeah that sounds great, especially with this coronavirus! Yeah I am going to do a big declutter soon as well and just need to organise my whole room. Aww I’m glad you and your dog are making the most of the walks xx

  2. These are great tips! Going for a walk is such a good one, I sit at a desk all day so try and get some fresh air and stretch my legs on my lunch break too. It does make me feel a lot more focused and productive in the afternoons. Water really helps too, I also have a reusable bottle with the times of day on and it really does motivate me to drink more! Thanks for sharing your suggestions, fab post! <3 xx

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    1. I definitely agree, even just moving and stretching helps especially when sitting at a desk is part of your job 😊 that’s great! I love my reusable bottle too. Thank you for the comment 💗💗

  3. Great tips. I work from home and for myself so my work week is a bit different. But I always try and get enough water and make sure I get outside at least once a day! I really need to work on switching off my screens more though! xxx

    1. Thank you so much! Yeah I think even working from home ensuring you get some fresh air or looking after yourself is soo important 😊 I definitely recommend switching off from the screen it helps so much! Thanks for the comment xxx

  4. I love these tips! Thank you for sharing. I need these right now with working from home during this pandemic.

  5. I am an office worker too so these tips are SO helpful. Especially while we are working from home it can be so tough to stay motivated and not get distracted. xxxx

  6. Thanks for sharing your tips! I’d love a desk space but I’m currently at my kitchen table doing work so it’s not ideal! I bought myself some daffodils though which I have in the window just to brighten things up though and for such a small thing they really do the trick! I get little wafts of them every now and then too. Trying to keep to the same routine is helpful too, so I’ve been going for lunch at my usual time and trying to stick to the same tea making schedule as in the office as well! xx

    1. Yeah I would love a separate desk space too! Yess I love this time of year to be able to buy daffodils, I think they are so simple but beautiful 😍 that is great you are keeping to the same routine as well, that always helps I think! Thanks lovely xx

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