Get off the struggle bus: 5 things to do every day
Posted on by Kirsten Atkinson
Written by: Taylor Bothke, Marketing Intern
Let's face it, we all need a little help getting off the struggle bus from time to time. Below are 5 things you can incorporate into your ever day life to avoid the struggle and make your day more productive!
1. WAKE UP AND GET OUT OF BED
I know just as well as anybody else, it can be difficult to leave your warm, cozy bed to get your day started! Hitting the snooze button for an extra 10-20 minutes is something that comes natural to most of us, but it doesn’t have to! Instead of
dreading getting your day started, jump out of bed ready to seize the day and you will notice just how much more productive your day can be!
2. Drink a glass of water
It has been proven that drinking water first thing in the morning hydrates your body and kick-starts your metabolism! Many individuals first thought in the morning is coffee, and don’t get me wrong, I love my fair share of coffee too! Instead of roasting a nice cup of joe first thing, try to drink 8 - 12 ounces of water and THEN indulge in the nice pick me up coffee offers. You’ll notice just how much more alert and healthy you feel throughout the entire day!
3. Get your blood flowing
Whether it's doing 10-20 push-ups and jumping jacks in your living room, spending some time in the gym, or riding your bike into work, it is important to exercise. It has been proven that exercising improves your physical health as well as your mental health. Personally, I find it more beneficial to do a workout in the morning because it releases endorphins that leave you energized and positive throughout your work day. Even a small workout in the morning can lead to a more productive day than you thought possible!
4. Plan your day out AND WRITE IT DOWN
Planning your day out is a valuable time management tool that can make or break a productive day. We all know things come up during the day that may or may not need to take priority of your time! If you already have a planned-out list of what needs to be done today, you will have a better idea of what you have time for and what can wait until tomorrow. Planning out your day is a key indicator of productivity and can truly make a difference in how much you accomplish every day!
5. Make a list of the things you’re grateful for
Making a list of the things you’re looking forward to today, or a list of the things you’re grateful for can leave a positive impact on your entire day. Whether it be a person you're appreciative of, a job that has you feeling blessed, or your sweet pup that is always greeting you with a wagging tail, it is important to acknowledge what you're thankful for. Feeling positive and grateful throughout the day can increase your productivity not only at the office but at home as well! With a busy schedule, gratitude can be left in the dark. If you make an effort to make a list of what you’re thankful for daily, you will begin to notice an increase in your attitude throughout the entire day.