Starting the day calmly... you can only do that on weekends, right? We hear you thinking. Not quite true. You may have less time in the morning during the week, but that doesn't mean it has to be stressful. Lucky you!
Challenge yourself to try different morning routines for a period of time. That way, you can figure out what suits you. For example, listening to music, writing out thoughts, tidying up your house, reading a book or going for a walk.
The Bambook Do-Book is an erasable notebook with a special Weekly focus page where there is space to fill in your morning routine. Need to change it anyway? Wipe it out with a damp cloth and create your optimal morning routine!
Lack of clarity about how your week will go - not good for your stress level. So go through your calendar at the beginning of the week and make sure you know where you stand. No more unexpected appointments, forgotten meetings or sudden deadlines for you.
For this, check the Week overview pages in our Do-Book, or browse further to the Weekly focus page to formulate your weekly goals.
Last but not least: celebrate your successes when you have achieved them. We are happy to help you become your own manager and productivity master in one: who has all priorities clear. You'll be surprised how well you turn out to be able to do that later!
Relaxing, really relaxing, is quite difficult. Soon we sink down on the sofa, put on a TV series and in the meantime look at our phones. A quick dinner and so on. So it probably won't surprise you when we tell you that this doesn't exactly relax your brain. In fact; you give yourself even more stimuli.
A tip is to think beforehand about how you want to relax next week and at what times. In our society, we are used to working - and then relaxing. But relaxing briefly more often in between is a much smarter habit. Time to find what suits you! You can quickly learn new habits with the habit tracker in the Do-Book.
Getting into relaxation mode? Apply a soothing essential oil to your wrists and neck. Your senses will transmit the scent as a signal to your brain, making you wonderfully calm. For example, try this one from Nourished.
And finally; taking good care of yourself - perhaps the single most important thing to get through your week stress-free. You know the list: get enough sleep, eat healthy, get enough exercise. But how good are you at this? Give yourself that extra bit of attention that makes you look radiant. And if you do, choose a junk-free brand like the natural care by Nourished. Good for you and good for the earth.
Just checking in with yourself to go into your days well rested, reducing your stress and get back to work full of ideas.
And? Are you already looking forward to next week? We hope these tips will further help you keep your focus and get the most out of your week.
This blog is written in collaboration with Nourished: the webshop for your junk-free personal care products. Nice for you and nice for the earth: just like Bambook. That is why we like to join forces to make the world a little greener. View the full collection of Nourished products here.