During the morning commute you’ll see a steady stream of people buzzing with purpose and places to be, very rarely stopping to think of the direction they take and how it makes them feel. With the intention of manufacturing products that predominantly improve the workplace environment, Elite challenge you to make your journey through the next 7 days a positive one.
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Day 1 – Organise Your Day
It’s Monday morning, you get to work and try to recall the task you were working on before you left on Friday. You forget and start working on something that wasn’t a priority – Make a List. Write down the things you want to complete today. The first few hours of the work day can have a significant impact on your level of productivity – so it’s important you have a morning routine that sets you up for success.
Day 2 – Keep Healthy
Mid-morning and you sit back in your chair and stretch. Rushing to get an email sent first thing meant you haven’t got up from your chair in over two hours. Stand Up every 20 minutes, even if it’s only for a minute or two. Research suggests this can reduce your risk of developing diabetes and heart disease.
Day 3 – Appreciate
The train arrived late, someone was tapping their pen all day and your meeting didn’t go to plan, we’ve all had those days where it seems the world is against us – Acknowledge the good things that happened today by writing down three things that made you feel good. Self-acknowledgment and appreciation are key to moving forward towards higher goals and accomplishments.
Day 4 – Community Spirit
With your busy schedule, you have only five minutes between meetings to grab a drink – Stop and offer to get your colleagues a coffee at the same time. During your career, its likely you’ll spend more time with your coworkers than you will with your significant other, so it’s important to build positive relationships with the people you work with. There’s a lot we can learn from our coworkers, and it all starts with finding a productive way to coexist and collaborate.
Day 5 – Keep It Tidy
You have a weekend full of exciting plans and glance at the clock, hoping to see 5pm. End your week by decluttering and organising your workspace for the following week – Tidy desk, Tidy mind. An organised desk helps you remember important tasks, facilitates creativity and reduces stress, leading to a positive start of the new week.
Day 6 – Reconnect
A glance at your LinkedIn feed reminds you of an old colleague or associate that you’ve lost touch with – Make contact and organise a catch up. At one time, you spent a minimum of 40 hours a week with those people. You grew to like, respect, and care about them. You learned from them and even though you no longer work with them, former coworkers are often the best way to build your professional network.
Day 7 – Help The Environment
As you sit with a coffee, reading the Sunday paper, you read another feature about how our environment is changing – Protect it. Aim to place at least 5 items in the recycling bin today. Nature gives us so many things for free. It gives us clean air, clean water, beautiful landscapes, breath-taking views, the list goes on. We take so much from nature, the least we can do is show our appreciation by protecting and preserving our environment.