Creating Balance at Work

balanceToday I am sharing with you a couple quick tips on how to create balance while at work. It is easy to keep a balanced routine when at home, but when I get to work it is easy to get stressed out. So today I am sharing a couple tips to keep your mind, body, and soul activated while at the office.

Mind- 

01 Do mentally challenging tasks before easier ones. The first thing I do in the morning when I get to my desk is clean through my emails, get rid of what is junk and flag what is important, and then write down my to-do list for the day. I always start my day with the most challenging tasks first, whether it be dealing with a guest issue or detailing an upcoming group. Then in the afternoon I have time to do the easier tasks on my list without those bigger ones looming over me.

02 Take a short break midday to meditate. If you get stressed easily or have some anxiety, doing a short meditation in the afternoon can do wonders. I love the Calm App which has quick 5, 10, 20 minute meditations to help clear your mind and get you through the rest of the day.

Body – 

01 Drink a TON of water. Stay hydrated. It is so easy to keep drinking cup after cup of coffee that you forget to drink water.

02 Get up and move. While at work use the stairs not the elevators, park farther away in the parking lot, and spend the last couple minutes of your lunch break going for a quick walk. Taking a couple minutes to get your body moving after sitting at your computer all day gives you that boost you need to finish out the day strong. And it is getting nicer out, so get out there and enjoy it!

Spirit – 

01 Diffuse essential oils at your desk. The first thing I do when I walk into my office is put on my lamps and my wax melter (or whatever it is actually called). Sometimes I am melting lavender and lemon and sometimes I go for something a little sweeter like vanilla. However, I am thinking of investing in a small essential oil diffuser for my desk. Any recommendations?

02 Take the time to learn something new everyday. My number one rule in a job is to never get stagnant. There is always something new to be learned. Take a couple minutes at the end of the day and sit with a colleague and ask them questions. Most of the time they will be happy to talk to you about whatever it is you would like to learn. I like to sit in different meetings and be apart of different committees to keep myself motivated and involved.

A healthy balance of all three of these things will keep you more focused on the tasks at hand.

xx Casey

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