Monita Sinclair – Make time for yourself.
I am a busy working mum of two beautiful children. I work part-time leading the Marketing for Showcase and its sister companies. My role is really exciting but super full on every day.
I feel blessed to have a job that I love; financial independence is important to me so that’s what drives me to do well in my career, whilst being the no.1 at home running the family home and being the main career for my children.
It’s a crazy juggle but my super top tip is making time for yourself. For me it’s not achievable everyday, but at least once a week I make time for ‘me’ and I do whatever ‘I’ want to do. Most of the time it’s not a mental gym session but an appointment at the salon or drinking a cup of tea that’s still hot whilst watching some back-to-back Netflix’s!
Those few hours keep me balanced, I am more productive in the workplace and a better mum at home.
I feel blessed to have a job that I love; financial independence is important to me so that’s what drives me to do well in my career.
Kerry Lock – Routine is good! I need that structure to my day.
That alarm doesn’t need to go off at 5.30 am to have a perfect and successful day. Your morning or weekly routine can be anything you want it to be, here’s mine:
- Wake – drink hot water and lemon
- Take a shower and dress for the day ahead
- Eat a healthy breakfast
- Plan workload, write a list and prepare my workspace
- Listen to music
- Try a workout or yoga session each day or as often as you can
- Every day may not be great, but I try and find something that makes me happy every day.
- Some family time, cooking or seeing friends
Morning routines are great. They don’t have to be scary or overwhelming. It sets me up for the day ahead!
Trying to eat as healthily as possible but not feel guilty for indulging in food or drink that I love.
Meghan Lever – Listening to podcasts or reading a book on my commute helps to wind down.
I am not a wellness guru but there are a few things that really help me with my well-being, sometimes it’s the simplest things that work the best…
- Getting away from my screen at the end of the day, either listening to podcasts or reading a book on my commute helps to wind down after a busy day at work
- Trying to eat as healthily as possible but not feeling guilty for indulging in food or drink that I love – especially a glass of wine
- Having an early night
- Taking care of my skin, spending time of an evening to cleanse, tone and moisturise
- Doing exercises that I enjoy, like spinning or barre classes. If I don’t enjoy the exercise, I find it difficult to motivate myself
Chloe Green – A tidy work surface and a good notebook for sketching, have always been key to aiding my organisation
I’ve always found exploring what provides you with a positive working environment can really harness creativity and focus the mind. I realise this can be interpreted in many forms, but my love for the outdoors has become a big influence for my home office, where every spare inch of space is filled with a variety of house plants! As a horticultural beginner, I have been fascinated to learn more about the benefits plants can bring to a workspace, such as increased concentration and reduced stress levels, which I have experienced first-hand. Getting outside and taking a walk during my lunch break (whatever the weather!), has always helped kick-start my afternoon too. It’s surprising how relaxing a walk in the rain can be!
In addition, a tidy work surface and good notebook for sketching, creating lists and general scribbling have always been key to aiding my organisation and supporting my wellbeing at work.