Success isn’t one of those things that happens accidentally (unless you count winning the lottery). It takes planning and an adoption of habits that set you up for reaching your goals. And while going out every Sunday Fun Day for boozy brunches is fun, sometimes you gotta step back and think about how your daily rituals are affecting your life in the long term. *Disclaimer: You can still have a boozy brunch here and there! We know we do!* Start taking on these habits successful people like our owner Julie Maleh live by, one for each day of the week, that will get you on the fast track to WINNING.
While work may be stressful, resist the urge to indulge in drinks on Sundays. It interrupts your sleep pattern, keeping you from a good night’s rest. Plus hangovers set a bad tone for the rest of the week. Instead, sip on something cleansing and revitalizing like a detoxifying broth or smoothie. A day of juice cleansing on Sundays every few months or so helps to reset the mind. “I found I had so much mental clarity during and after [a cleanse]," says actress Julia Styles.
Get to the office a little early on Monday morning so you have time to plan out your week. Prioritize projects and errands that have more urgency and also take into account how long it will take to complete each task. Whether this is for your work or personal life (or both!), always understand how it ties back into your big picture goals. It’ll help you feel more in control of the week ahead of you.
Remember that list you made on Monday? Well, pull out that long term goal you’ve set for yourself, and spend a little time working towards it. Whether that goal is to learn a new language, get fit, or master unicycling (we had to), give yourself at least 30 minutes to work on it. Knowing you have this time each week makes the goal feel more reachable.
That phrase about idle hands being the devil’s workshop isn’t necessarily true. During the middle of the week, we’re often bogged down by obligations and work. Taking a little time to do something that isn’t goal-oriented is necessary for recharging yourself for the rest of the week. Read a magazine, take a bath (this DIY rejuvenating soak is perfect for bringing you back to life) or binge on some Netflix. Just do you for a second.
Around this time of the week, it’s easy to fall back on takeout again. Instead of rushing through your dinner prep, take the time to cook a new recipe or a dish that you really love. Not only do you get the benefit of a great meal, the act of cooking can activate your senses and encourage creativity. Try our recipes for a 5 Ingredient Pear Salad, Hearty White Bean Vegetable Soup, or Roasted Chicken Grain Bowl and finish with these Vegan Chocolate Fudge Pops.
Take 10 minutes today to consciously appreciate people and events that have come your way this week. Whether you do this while meditating or taking a walk, try to see the good in every situation. This will help you wrap up your work week as well as put you in a positive state of mind for the weekend.
Even if you think you’ve got the organized-chaos thing down pat, science has shown that a cluttered home can lead to lack of focus and productivity. You can still have a lazy morning, just do so efficiently. Do a load of laundry while you’re enjoying your morning coffee or listen to your favorite podcast while cleaning up your space.
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