Going back to work after working remotely for almost two years takes getting used to for a while. No longer can you scramble out of bed, run a brush through your hair, and turn on your computer.
If you’re stressed about the morning rush to dress and get to work, check out these practical tips to conserve energy levels and kickstart your day. Adopt a great daily body care routine as the perfect way to ensure an energetic and productive day. Read ahead to understand how.
Prep for a Productive Day
Your prep for a productive day starts the night before. Layout your clothes, shoes, and the essentials you need to bring to work. Check forecasts of the temperature and plan your wardrobe accordingly.
Dressing to match the weather will ensure that you’re not too hot or cold. Also, dress for meetings and other appointments throughout the day. For instance, if you have long hours on your feet lined up, pick out sensible shoes so you can get the most done without tiring.
Have a presentation lined up? Set out a formal jacket and dress to impress. But, make sure your attire won’t hamper easy movement.
Get Some Aqua Therapy
A dose of aqua therapy is the best way to wake up and prepare for the day. Jump into the shower for a minute to refresh your senses instantly. Most people tend to sweat at night, and the build-up of perspiration and bacteria on your skin needs to be washed off.
If you have long hair and don’t have enough time for hair setting, wash your hair in the evenings. A warm shower in the morning keeps away stress and anxiety while relaxing your muscles.
You’ll also clear your head and feel more alert and productive. Once your muscles are warmed up, do some light stretching exercises to loosen them up some more. You’ll boost blood circulation and energize your system to hit the ground running.
Moisturize Your Skin
Pamper your skin a little before dressing. Use fragrance and allergen-free products that hydrate your skin and prevent that stretchy feel. Slather on some body butter and enjoy the light massage you give your muscles.
Remember that dry skin eventually results in problems like itchiness, redness, cracking, and inflammation. Focusing on working will be a lot more challenging when you’re itching all over. So, take a few minutes to rejuvenate your skin and ensure you have a productive day.
When picking out makeup for day wear, choose organic products that are unlikely to cause skin damage.
Nourish Your Body
Your body needs fuel to function properly, and that quick coffee garb at the drive-through is just not the way to go. Schedule 10 minutes each morning for a nutritious breakfast and include fruit, cereal, a boiled egg, and some orange juice for a boost of vitamin C.
You certainly can’t go wrong with a brown bag lunch. It’s the best way to ensure that you eat healthy meals without excessive fats, salt, and sugar. A salad or sandwich will provide adequate energy without making you feel lethargic.
Remember always to have a couple of energy bars or a banana handy for a quick boost when your blood sugar runs low. Munching on a handful of nuts is another healthy way to get through the day.
Take care of your body, and it will take care of you. Fuel, nourish, and pamper your body and keep away stress and anxiety. You’re sure to have a productive day.