Although I consider myself to be a driven individual, I used to find myself falling into the habit of procrastination since I seem to work best under pressure. I took a hard look at the choices I make each day and categorized them into harmful or hurtful behaviors.
It’s been eye-opening to say the least!
Here are a few things that helped me regain the control I crave in each work day.
Get Myself Dressed
Let’s be honest, most days I stay in my pajamas. That said, I will make it a point to get dressed like I’m heading into the office if I’m having a hard time focusing. Giving myself just a smidge less comfort elevates my alertness level. It’s hard not to want to curl up and sleep in clothes that feel like laying in a big comfy bed.
A Little Fresh Air
One of the perks of being self-employed is getting to make your own rules. Fresh air keeps me motivated, so I’ll often pull my laptop outside with me to write and have a cup of tea.
If I do not stay hydrated throughout the day, I feel sleepy and achy. This is a part of my routine I simply will not part with. I’m currently obsessed with Himalayan Water. Each bottle goes through a long process — think 20 years! It travels through rich layers of rock, sand, and clay before reaching the confined aquifer, creating naturally balanced pH of the water. It’s also bottled at the source: the base of the Himalayas.
Give Myself a Break
When all else fails, take a break. Giving myself a moment to catch up on my favorite podcast or sneak in a shower while Fox is at school and my husband’s at work (aka no one knocking down the door asking for anything) can recharge my mind like none other. Even 10 minutes here and there can truly make a difference in my output.
Do you work from home or in-office?