10 ways to kickstart your week by Salacia of London
We all know how important it is to start your week well and take care of ourselves. It’s a shame that whilst we are busy changing the world, building our successful careers and healthy relationships, way too often we forget about all those small things we can do to improve our productivity during the week. In order to help you kickstart your week like a real boss that you are, we have prepared 10 simple reminders of the things we all should do daily.
1.Good night’s sleep
Sleep is probably one of the most important factors when it comes to our effectiveness and productivity. I mean, who doesn’t feel good after a day full of ticks and results? Optimise your chances for a great week with a decent Sunday night sleep. And when we say decent, we mean it.
2.Smile to a new day
You know that feeling when someone randomly gives you the warmest of smiles? Yes, that’s exactly what you need to give yourself each morning when you open your eyes. Make it your priority. Remember a smile is the prettiest thing you can wear.
3.Sing in the shower
You might find it hard to believe, but researchers at the University of Manchester actually declared that singing helps the release of endorphins. So, sing in the shower, or in the rain, or actually wherever and whenever you feel and pump those happy hormones into your system every chance that you have.
4.Plan your week ahead
It makes all the difference getting to work on Monday already knowing what it is that you need to do and when. Whether you prepare your weekly plan on Sunday, or make it your task number one on. Monday, planning can save you time and most importantly will give you a feeling of control over what’s ahead of you. So, get your diary out and get planning.
Meal preparation is a great way to save time during your busy workweek. We all know the feeling of coming back home after a hectic day, too tired to think of what is needed in our daily nutrition. Sunday’s can be a great day to relax whilst cooking, making sure you will not lack any necessary nutrients in your daily meals. Remember your body is your temple so healthy eating habits should definitely be one of your priorities for the week ahead.
6.Tackle the biggest challenges first
We all know the feeling of leaving the most dreadful tasks till the end of our day however this strategy can only result in the increase of anxiety and stress. Kickstart your week by tackling your biggest challenges first, then all the other tasks will seem much easier to be dealt with.
It is no secret that exercise is a great way to stay healthy, focused and simply happy. It reduces toxins and releases the already mentioned happy hormones – endorphins. Kickstart your week with a Monday morning run or a yoga session and just watch how it will motivate you to just get things done.
8.Do something kind
It might come as a surprise but kindness actually works as a natural anti-depressant. It releases serotonin, another one of the so called happy hormones. It heightens our sense of wellbeing and self-worth. It also contributes to a better concentration, memory and sleep. In a study undertaken by Dr Sonja Lyubomirsky from University of California, students were asked to commit five random acts of kindness a week for six weeks. They showed a 41.66% increase in their sense of happiness. So if above is not enough of a reason to commit to random acts of kindness, do it just because. You don’t actually need a reason to be kind. 🙂
Read more on the benefits of kindness here: https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/the-science-of-kindness
Most people leave the fun part of their week to the weekends dreading every single day until Friday. Your life happens every day, not just on the weekends so planning a fun activity mid-way through your week can help you feel more entertained, relaxed and motivated.
10.And now relax…
One of the most common mistakes people make is that they forget the power of a relaxing moment during a hectic day. It is great that we live in the time of high achievers, go-getters and doers but forgetting to relax every now and again can only lead one way and it is not up. Avoid feeling burnt out and exhausted and schedule a little me-time every single day. Yes, every single day. Remember that taking a break is often just as important as working towards your goals.
We hope that this list can assist you take control of your day to day tasks, optimising your wellbeing and productivity and really help you kickstart your week like a boss.
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