Hey Babes! Or in this case… Boss Babes!
No matter what career you have, I hope that it is one that you truly love and have a passion for! I know that my career of being a boutique owner is definitely something I love and enjoy everyday. However, even us babes who love our jobs with a passion could get stuck in a rut or dread the morning wake up call after a long night of a Netflix binge (oops)! Let’s be real, if it were possible wouldn’t it be cool to be full time margarita and nacho connoisseur on the beach while getting a tan from 9-5!?
No matter what your career is, we all have goals and in order to achieve those we have to stay on that grind everyday! So here are 3 major tips that I’ve found to make my work the most enjoyable:
1. Sip on your favorite low-calorie drink throughout the day! Thinking about my Starbuck’s Iced Coffee with Splenda and Almond Milk in the morning is one thing that is sure to get me out of bed! What I love about getting a big iced coffee is that it lasts me most of the day. Whenever I am working on something, I always try to have one by my side for enjoyment! I say low-calorie, because if it is something that you want to sip on all day or keep re-filling, you probably won’t want to feel guilty about it! Whether is it a healthy Starbucks drink, a Crystal Light flavor I get addicted to, or some coffee I brew from my Keurig, it helps me get the most enjoyment during the day. Don’t take this as a diet tip, but it also helps me not snack throughout the day too! Also, be sure to have a glass of water as well, I try to drink that along with whatever I am drinking to stay hydrated and healthy!
2. Be as comfortable as possible (while looking cute)! Luckily for me, I work from home most of the time which means I don’t have to get out of my pajamas until I have to model clothing or get ready for a pop-up event! However, I do notice that I am much more productive throughout the day when I actually get dressed. Like they say, dress for the job you want! And like most people, if you don’t work from home, you probably have to dress business casual or in a uniform of some type.
But that definitely does NOT mean that you can’t be comfortable! Coming from working at corporate internships, I still know what it is like to have to dress business casual everyday. I found some tricks on how to be the most comfortable while dressing that way. Make sure you are wearing pants that fit you correctly and aren’t too tight around the waist (we all might need a little extra room after lunch)! All of my dress pants are from The Limited. However, I believe all of their stores have closed but you can still shop online! As far as tops go, I have a few suggestions that are totally business casual from Vogue Society Boutique’s new #GirlBoss Collection. I hand selected each top for the purpose of comfort and Lady Boss style!
3. Stop Doing Too Much! When I first started my own business with my mom, I would make huge to-do lists and work my tail off for 12+ hours a day thinking I’d get it all done. Yet, at the end of the day I would look at my list of 20 things to do and realize only 4 got done. I’ve come to realization that everything takes time and I need to find a better balance in my life. So this is what I’ve come up with and I hope it helps you too!
Always have a “Master To-Do” List” but think of this list as something that is ongoing and somewhere to write down your stresses and things that you hope to accomplish in the near future (like within the month). I like this because that way if there is something that pops up into my head that I want to do get done one day, I can write it here without forgetting about it but also not having to immediately stress about it. Now let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. At the beginning of each day write down the top three things that you need to get done. If you have 3 small to medium tasks that are urgent, write those down. Even if you get them all done before the end of the day, anything else that you get done is a bonus! If you know it is one big task that will take several hours, still write that one thing down. This way, at the end of the day you will be able to cross those 1-3 things off your list with the feeling of accomplishment. PLUS it is satisfying to cross that item off your Master To-Do List as well! Each day will be more enjoyable knowing that you will cross something off the list when you are done! Leaving it all on paper will also help you relax more at night with your mind at ease!
As a self-proclaimed #GirlBoss, I’ve truly found these three simple things to work for me. Some pleasure (a nice drink) along with comfort (looking comfy & cute) and a stress-free mind is all it takes to make your days run smoothly! I really hope this helps you, let me know if you’ve tried any of these tips in the comments below!
Shop my very own boutique, Vogue Society Boutique’s #GirlBoss Collection to find all of these tops!