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Crazy busy… and how to stay focused

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:

Quest Bar’s

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!

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