Do you ever have those days where your to do list just seems to keep piling up and you can't keep up. I know I sure do. My job allows me to work from home often, which definitely has its pros and cons. I am able to create my own schedule for the most part. But, I also am surrounded not only by my work to do list, but also my home to do list. It's hard to focus on work when there is laundry to be done.
I am sharing 3 ways to boost your productivity. Today.
BREAK THE FAST
We have always been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well, it's true. Breakfast literally means to break the fast. Our bodies spend (hopefully) 7-8 hours at rest (and without food). Breakfast breaks the fast to fuel us up for the day. Eating a quality breakfast in the morning allows our brains and bodies to function at its optimum. Without it, we don't think as clearly, can't comprehend as quickly or move as swiftly as we all need to on a busy work day. Check out this blog post for some quick no mess breakfast to start your day off right.
In addition to eating something, it is just as important as to what you are eating. Many typical breakfasts are super carb heavy - think bagels, muffins, pancakes, waffles, etc. Carbohydrates are essential because our bodies prefer them as the source of energy. But, we also need to make sure we are getting a source of protein as well. This helps to avoid that mid-day slump. Carbs gives us energy and the protein helps us to maintain that energy.
Breakfast ideas include:
As I mentioned above, we need to properly fuel ourselves for the day to be our most productive. Snacks help with that. How many times have you been so busy at work that you forgot to eat? Be honest. I know we have all been there. Think back to those times. Were you as productive as you would have liked. I know, for me, when my productivity starts to slow down, that's when I need a snack. (I'm eating right now to be honest). Snacks are a great way to pump up nutrition as well as keep us satiated during the day. Snacks also help us to avoid making poor food decisions or overeating at dinner time.
Snack ideas include:
Get up right now and stretch your arms overhead. Doesn't that quick movement feel better? It does for me. Being active throughout the work day is super important. As a culture, we sit way too much and usually in front of a computer. The movement doesn't have to take long.
If you work from home:
What are your ways that you increase your productivity each day? Share in the comments below or by #MealPlanningMethod.