10 Steps to a Stress-Free Work Week
It's no secret that we love our job, but the past few months have been full of big projects that seem as though they may never come to an end. Luckily, we're almost ready to reveal what we've been working on & we can't wait until it's ready for the world to see! When times get stressful or seem difficult to manage, it's important to enjoy the little things and take small steps during your work week to boost your happiness. See our Top 10 tips for a stress-free work week below.
Work out in the morning
Or if you don't have time, wake up a few minutes early to enjoy a moment to yourself – without checking work emails or starting your morning beauty routine.
Whether it's an apple, a smoothie, or a Luna bar, filling your stomach with something in the morning will help you prepare for a more productive day.
Make a to-do list for your day.
Often times, we have so many items on our must-do lists, that it's essential to break everything down into small steps to make the work seem more manageable and less daunting.
Eat your lunch outside!
If you "have" to eat lunch at your desk, take a five minute walk around the building or step outside for a moment to get a change of scenery.
Drink a mid-day tea, coffee, or juice.
This little boost will get you through the 2pm-6pm slug. If your office allows you a "ten," walk to Starbucks or grab a treat from a nearby food truck.
Make plans with your friends after work.
Having something to look forward to during the week – like happy hour, renting a movie, or TGIT Scandal night – helps make weekdays fun and not all about work.
Keep your room clean.
Coming home should be the happiest part of your day after a long day at work, but coming home to a messy house/apartment can totally wipe out this effect.
Decompress with a glass of red wine before bed (or sleepy time tea if you don't drink). Not only is it supposedly good for you, but it will help you get a better night's rest.
Look away from screens.
Now, we're still working on this one – but take your eyes away from your phone, computer, and television for 30 minutes before bed. We hear it's great for morale ;)
Get plenty of sleep!
This sounds silly, but purchase a cute sleep mask & use it! Even if you have black-out curtains, putting on an eye mask helps you concentrate on getting that beauty sleep.
We hope these tips help you as much as they help us! Whether you're busy or stressed at work, school, or life in general, remember that it's just work! Life should be enjoyed & sometimes when we're really busy, we have to take pleasure in the little things. Have a great week!