• Susie Aguilar

Waiting 'Til The Clock Strikes 5 At Work? 3 Hacks To Survive!

Tick tock…..tick tock…..is it the end of the work day yet? Counting down the second until you can leave the office? I hear you, sometimes there are just some truly dreadful days! Use the hacks I’m about to share to help you survive the day! Come on in….

Let’s be real here, there are truly some dreadful days in the corporate world that feel as though they will drag on forever! You know I’m right! I bet you are just shaking your head in agreement with me right now.

Today, I want to share a few hacks you can implement in your day to help you survive the dread and push yourself through it. Ready? Let’s go!

  1. Do you know what time of the day you are most productive? You know, the early bird or night owl analogy…..the truth is we are not all built the same so we aren’t inspired the same way. If you are like me, you thrive during the early morning hours. If you are like my bestie, she is an avid night owl. Why does this matter? Because you can use that to your advantage. Depending on which of these describes you best, you can focus your hardest tasks and projects during those peak periods for yourself. So instead of just answering emails or doing mundane tasks during your power slot, you instead focus on those big projects and to do’s during that time. So, figure out if you are a night owl or early bird so you can zoom through those harder items easier and it won’t make your day so dreadful.

  2. Break up your day with mini-breaks. If you are able to take a short break mid-morning and mid-afternoon, I encourage you to take advantage of it. Use that time to get fresh air and step away from your current environment. Some new scenery can really lift up your spirits and help you get an energy boost.

  3. Leave on your lunch break: no matter how long your lunch time is, I believe it to be extremely important to physically get out of the office. Too many times we sit at our desks and eat or head to the employee lounge to keep it simple. The thing is that you then continue to expose yourself to work. Someone can walk in and ask you a work question and that truly defeats the purpose of getting that break. When I was in the office, I would only take a 30 minute break, I would hop in my car with my lunch, drive across the street, look at the scenery, and enjoy my lunch. Sometimes I would read or message a friend. This allowed me a true break and disconnection. It helped me refresh and feel a bit more invigorated when I got back to the office.

I know how you might be feeling, especially if you are like me and you’ve pivoted from working in an office to now doing remote work. It can feel isolating and I want to encourage you to apply these hacks even if you are working remotely. It’s easy to get locked to the screen, sit there for hours on end without even taking a break and that just makes us feel burn out and as if the day will never end. My daughter and I are home together and my morning hours are dedicated to my hardest work, then I take my co-host Wonka for a walk, and at lunch my kiddo and I enjoy time together outside of our work spaces to just hang out and chat. It’s just a matter of breaking up the day into smaller chunks, finding those pockets of time where we feel most energetic, and re-energizing ourselves to make it through the entire day.

My hope is that these messages inspire you and if you feel like you would benefit from connecting with me on a deeper level, come and hang out with me on my Facebook group by searching for she embraces fear. We can share ideas and truly work through these challenges you may be facing in your career. Come join us at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SheEmbracesFEAR

Thank you for tuning in, see you in the next episode.

We are fierce women and we deserve to chase after what fuels us, now let’s do this!

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All My Love,

Susie Q

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