Obviously now that I am working, work is a huge part of my life. I am beginning my third month of my first real job. I’d say I have a good idea of what my working life is like now and what helps me have better days at work. I feel really happy today because I might be experiencing my best week of work so far mostly because my attitude has been positive and I have been taking the care to make sure I have a good work week.
Here are some tips that help me have a positive, productive work day:
Getting to work early: This helps me organize, catch up on emails, edit my to-do list, and just take time before I have to get into my day and start on my to-do list.
Listening to podcasts on the way to work: I love podcasts. I can’t think of a recent post where I didn’t mention one to be honest. But they seriously impact my life in so many good ways. Listening to podcasts or people that inspire me puts me in a good mood and motivates me to have a productive day. Also, I find myself laughing and smiling on my way to work when I listen to my pods, so that’s always a good start.
Drinking my morning coffee mid morning: This is random, but I have found 10am is the perfect time for me to grab coffee if I am feeling a little tired. It gives me a moment away from my desk and gives me energy to power through the afternoon.
Working out before, during, or after work: I am lucky enough to have a gym in my office building so working out is pretty convenient. If I go in the morning, I am motivated for the rest of the day. If I go during lunch, it gives me time to think about something other than work and get motivated for the rest of the day. If I work out after work, I get excited for the next day and have time to reflect on the good and bad parts of my day.
These tips might be obvious, but they work for me. I don’t have room in my life to have a bad week because I want to live my happiest life. Doing these things helps me a lot. What helps you have a productive, positive work day?