How to take on your 9-5 like a #girlboss

Posted by Esther & Co. on

It can be hard to maintain a healthy routine with those long, busy weeks. Here are our top tips on how to take on the work week like an absolute girl boss, complete with advice from our very own fearless leader, Talita Estelle.

1. Exercise

It is so important to make time in your busy schedule for exercise, so get into the routine of hitting the gym or a pilates class before or after work. Exercise will not only help you look and feel amazing, but it reduces stress and improves concentration and energy levels.

2. Organisation is key

We know most of you will agree with the fact that planning out your work day will ease a lot unnecessary stress. Whether that means writing out a to-do list or investing in a weekly planner, ensuring that you are organised will definitely help you crush the work week! 

3. Relax & Unplug

A little relaxation goes a long way, so make sure to set time aside for yourself. Whether it's reading a book, taking a warm bath or watching your favourite Netflix series, it's important to dedicate time to things you enjoy to help you recharge. 

"Relaxing and unwinding is so important, especially when you have such a busy work schedule! For me, it’s all about balance, healthy eating & exercise but I also enjoy sipping on a glass of bubbles or red wine at the end of a long day!" - CEO, Talita Estelle 

Also try and have some downtime without the distraction of technology. Aim to stop using technology about 30 minutes before bed, as research shows that the light suppresses melatonin, making it harder to fall asleep. A good sleep is the key to feeling amazing the next day!

4. Eat Well

Bringing a home-cooked meal full of vegetables and protein is the key to maintaining a healthy diet and keeping those energy levels high throughout the day. It is so much easier to eat healthier if you pack your lunch instead of buying it. Also use your lunch break to take a walk outside to stretch your legs and get some fresh air - this will help you through the rest of the day.

"Healthy living allows you to have a cleaner mindset and feel good about yourself physically and mentally! I know the times I have let myself go or am overworked, I feel so low and drained. Being disciplined in terms of what I'm eating and my exercise is essential in ensuring I am living a balanced lifestyle." - CEO, Talita Estelle 

5. A Happy & Healthy Mindset

Don’t think of your job as just a paycheque. Remember the importance of what you are doing and always welcome the opportunity to learn and improve those skills. A positive mindset will have amazing results on your performance at work, and you will enjoy it that much more!

6. Dress to Impress

It's important to look professional when you're at work, and feeling confident will be reflected in your performance. Use style as a way to showcase your individuality, and choose a look that can be taken from day to night, perfect for dinner or an after-work catch up with the girls. 

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