Want to get a head start on the competition this Monday? Okay, sure, work-from-home pandemic life means the “competition” is mostly your cat, but even the socially distanced deserve healthy habits and a destined-for-success routine. Here’s how to show that kitten who’s boss.
- Start mindfully. Before your feet hit the floor, take a few peaceful minutes to soak up the last moments of sleep. Make a mental list of a few things you’re grateful for, set an intention for the morning, and take a few deep breaths.
- Move! Whether it’s a quick walk before you start your day, or a few simple stretches in the kitchen, do something that shakes out the stiffness and gets your blood flowing.
- Dress for the place you wish you were going. Sure, the temptation to stay in your sweatpants is strong, but dressing for work, even at home, does wonders for your mindset and focus.
- Make a game plan.Long days at home have a tendency to devolve into binge watches, distracted smartphone scrolling, and trips back and forth from the fridge. Planning a structured schedule for your day can help you avoid the aimless funk of futility, and make it so you end your day proud of the way it went down.
- Eat something! Something good for you. Something that would make your mom proud. And feed the cat.
- Give your immune system a boost with your daily Joi Immunity – it’s a jungle out there, in case you haven’t heard, and the wellness reinforcement Joi provides helps your body maintain it’s most resilient, germ-fighting stronghold.
- Set the scene. If you’re working from home, make sure your workspace is clean AND inspiring. Surround yourself with scents, sights, and textures that help you focus.
- Take a moment to check in with loved ones. Send a quick text to a friend before you set your phone aside, or call your mom and tell her what you had for breakfast. Studies show that maintaining positive personal connections in times of uncertainty significantly reduces anxiety and increases a sense of well-being.
- Set a goal. Challenge yourself to achieve it before lunch, or by the end of the week. Post it somewhere prominent to keep yourself on track.
- Stay positive. Right now, a positive mindset is more important than ever. For tips on how to train your brain toward positivity, click through here.
You’ve GOT this day. Now get out there (or stay in here) and claim it.