My schedule is often jam packed with meetings, flights and events, so I thought it would be a great idea to take you along on one of my busy workdays. I used to think that being busy is temporary but I have been going every day. Trust me, I am not complaining at all, it’s definitely a good problem to have.
I used to always be late for meetings or show up half-prepared and that’s just not the person I strive to be. Everyone can change eventually but the time needs to be now. Since the New Year is coming up in days, I’ve put together some tips that can really increase your productivity and put less stress on your day. It works for me! Feeling good in whatever you do reflects your overall being.
1. PLAN YOUR DAY
This is something we all know but avoid. It can actually be fun and relaxing. By planning out my busy week, I can sleep better at night. By syncing my hand-written notes to my phone, I can stay on top of deadlines, events and also set aside some “me-time”. Adding detailed information like contacts or destination in your planner/smartphone can also help your workflow! When I don’t do this, I have so much trouble finding time to eat or decompress, which can strongly affect my week. Making sure to eat, rest and meditate is vital when it comes tackling the larger, more technical tasks throughout your day.
2. PREP THE NIGHT BEFORE
I’m a very visual person! I like to lay out the things I need for the next day as a sort of visual checklist. This gets me excited & ready for what’s to come and it also allows me to see what I may or may not need. Laying out my necessities also makes for really pretty pictures, haha ☺️.
I’m sure there’s a handful of us that can admit to being late because we just couldn’t decide what to wear—am I right? If you want to make that lasting impression at a big event or a meeting that you have coming up, try on a couple different outfits that you feel comfortable and confident in! Trying on the actual outfits versus just laying them out makes a huge difference. Sometimes clothes fit or feel differently than you remember so putting in the extra initiative can really save you when your in a time crunch. Make sure to also iron/steam and hang your clothes the night before.
3. MORNING SHOWER
On the days that I have to wake up super early and stay out all day long, I like to shower in the morning. It not only wakes me up but I feel fresh throughout the day.
4. EAT A HEALTHY BREAKFAST
Fuel yourself with something nutritious and wholesome. Whenever I eat heavy carbs, greasy fried food and lots of salt – I feel like I’m ready for a nap! I love LOVE avocados with wheat toast and some tomatoes on the side. Avocados produce clean energy and helps me fuel up throughout the morning.
5. LEAVE HOME EARLY
Whether you’re commuting to work or traveling across countries, always give yourself that extra cushion time! I always allow myself an extra 10-30 minutes to get to my destination. Feeling rushed can be extremely stressful and it’s definitely not the way you want to start your day! In my video, I had to fly out to San Francisco and fly back the same day, it was a little crazy! I usually give myself 2 hours in advance when I go to the airport because of the traffic on the freeway as well as the foot traffic inside the airport. Not to mention the chunk of time it takes to get through TSA! Feeling pressured by time is the last thing I want to deal with when I’m traveling, so I show up a little early to ensure my day runs nice and smooth!
RECHARGE THE MIND
This is something that I’ve been doing for myself lately, and I’ve really loved what it does for me! I’ve been listening to the Schumann Frequency. It’s a frequency that helps your brain and body recharge and distress. Listening to this puts my mind at ease and gets me ready for the day! I definitely recommend this to all of you because accessing it is so simple and it’s something that you can listen to on-the-go and in-between tasks during a busy day!
I hope you guys enjoy these tips! If you have any life hacks or tips, feel free to share them in the comment section below. I hope you all have a wonderful year! Cheers!