Raise your hand if you’ve had a few unproductive work-from-home days. We’ve all been there! Getting off schedule just a little bit can throw you off. And let's face it, women in the workplace already have a lot to juggle at both work and home (with what seems like a never ending todo list from sunrise to sundown). So, it’s no wonder that it feels like there’s never enough hours in the day.
Don’t worry, we got your back! We have gathered some of our best work-from-home tips to get you feeling like your best and most productive self-- even if you’re setting up the office at the kitchen table.
1. Set up a Morning Routine For Success
If you can sneak in an extra hour to yourself in the mornings, it can do wonders for your day and improve your mood. A few things you can do in the mornings is make your bed, drink 8oz of water, and take a few extra moments to journal your thoughts. Journaling three things you're grateful for only takes a few minutes and can really bring joy to your day!
What we wear to bed can also have a big impact on how we feel in the morning. Have you ever wanted to sneak in a morning walk, but don’t feel like getting dressed before the sun comes up? Try sleeping in the Empetua® Everyday Smoothing Boyshort and get a headstart to your day. They’re comfy enough to lounge in, and you can throw on an oversized tee or sweatshirt to go check the mail, walk the dog, or grab a morning coffee from your favorite spot down the street.
2. Get Moving For a Better Day
Hear us out… no matter how busy you are, just 10 minutes a day of a little bit of movement can leave you more energized and productive than ever before. It’s okay to start small! Every moment counts. Whether you want to take a quick walk around the neighborhood or try an online yoga class, building these small habits will help you tackle your todo list with more focus.
Design a Workout Drawer:
The best way to kick-start a workout routine is to prep your wardrobe with grab-and-go clothes that are waiting for you. Sorting through a pile of laundry or diving into your closet to look for odds and ends can leave you feeling exhausted before you even get started. We recommend creating a designated workout drawer, or even an easy-to-reach basket, with your favorite leggings, active shorts, tanks, and sports bras!
Active Products We Love:
Empetua® High-Waisted Active Shaping Leggings: Throw these on for a quick workout to help boost your energy in the morning or afternoon. Yes, walking to get coffee counts as a workout. 😉
Truekind® Enhanced Comfort Wireless Shaper Bra: We love this shaper bra because you can wear it to workout or to take meetings from home. Versatile and comfortable, it’s designed for all day wear, with a flattering and comfortable fit you won’t find anywhere else.
3. Create a Daily Wardrobe That’s Simple & Functional
It’s time to spring clean our closets. Now we know, this isn’t the most FUN task… but hear us out. If you take some time to organize your wardrobe, you can easily find your work-from-home clothes and accessories and feel put together for the day in minutes. Working in pjs is okay on some days, but to feel your best, you’ll want to have comfortable, yet stylish clothes that leave you feeling like a BOSS.
Our Work-from-Home Basics:
Empetua® All Day Every Day Scoop Neck Cami: Layer this sleek cami with a fitted tee, jacket, or blazer for a put together look for Zoom meetings or just working away at your laptop.
Hue® High Waist Ultra Soft Denim Leggings: Skip restricting jeans and wear these comfy soft denim leggings that won’t leave you feeling constricted. You will love the ultra-soft fabric!
4. Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff
At the end of the day, remember that while productivity tips are designed to help us accomplish more, our self-worth is not determined by how much we get done in a day. It’s important to practice self-compassion and recite positive affirmations, even on our tough days. Repeat after us: You are enough and your worth is not measured by your productivity. You deserve breaks and self-care, no matter what!
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We hope you love these work-from-home tips! Feel free to share your own and join the convo on social @Shapermint. Together we can empower each other to practice self-care.
Don’t go just yet, we have one more thing! Are you a mom that puts things in motion at work and home? We have an amazing opportunity for you! This spring we are hiring for a Chief Mom Officer, and we’d love for you to apply if it's a fit!
Find out more information here. And as always, keep being unstoppable!