October 20, 2017
From the desk of Phoebe Allen
Here at AE we are currently in the midst of our busy season. I personally would much rather be busy than bored! Here you will find some tips and tricks as to how I stay on top of my game when we are moving 100 miles per hour.
Stay hydrated – I make sure to always have a full tumbler of water at my desk and a large bottle of water in my car for on the go. Definitely helps me stay focused.
Get one with a straw! Tervis
Make sure you sleep! – I know there are many people who can survive off of 5 or 6 hours of sleep… I am not one of those people. I need at least 8 hours to function and preferably 9 hours to feel really on top of my game.
Having said that – getting that much sleep does not always happen… When I am coming up on a busy week, I try and get as much sleep as possible the weekend before so I feel great that Monday, and don’t start my week tired.
Don’t stray too far from your normal schedule – I try and work out every day, with Sundays being a day of rest! Waking up at 6am every morning gets a little tiring, but if I am busy that night I know I have to get my work out in that morning. And if I don’t, I won’t feel like myself. So that is really what pushes be out of bed before the sunrise.
Music – Music is something that really drives me. If I am sleepy driving to work, I always put a song on that I can sign to. If my eyes are closing at my desk, I just turn my music a little louder and it seriously helps. Depending on your playlist, music can really help you get in a good working mind set.
Check out a ‘brain food’ Spotify playlist here:
Don’t forget to eat! I always have a protein bar in my back pack… at all times!
These are my favorite:
Ask for help. Never be afraid to ask for a helping hand. Two minds are better than one.
Take a little break – if you are feeling overwhelmed, take a step back and just try and clear your mind. You would rather put out good work, than forget to do something important because you were rushing. Take a walk, have a snack break, or even go sit outside for 5 minutes and breathe in the fresh air.
Lastly keep your head up, you will have a rest day soon and you will feel so accomplished.
If I figure out any more tips I will let you know!