Day to day adult life can pretty overwhelming, especially balancing professional & social life. in my current job, it’s important to stay confident and even more importantly creative. I love my job, but it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. So there are three things I make sure to do every evening, in order to pause and rest.
WORK PHONE OFF
I’m lucky enough to have a work phone and its great for being able to catch up on emails and communicate on the go. However, when I get home around six, thats it. My phone is either off or on silent. Sometimes I can get a dozen emails through in the evening, and that can be overwhelming when it’s supposed to be my downtime or chill time.
I also make sure to stay away from my personal half an hour before bed. I know the recommended time is way before that but I just can’t part with my phone that long before bed. – bad right?
Even if I haven’t finished a project or even if it wasn’t my best, I remember to look for the positives. With every task in my job, I know my skill set grows, my presentation grows and my creativity grows. I have to praise myself for that, as I know I’m constantly switched on and learning. So at the end of the day, it’s good to take five minutes and think, I’m pleased with what I worked on today. There will always be something good to see. That fills me with confidence.
A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP
It is incredible how a substantial nights sleep, can make all the difference. If I’ve slept enough, the next day brings me so much quality. My morning is also better, purely because I feel fresh and that pattern continues throughout the day. Confidence is practice, so being able to have a morning routine that I can repeat every day, brings me confidence, I can force myself out of bed and nurture my morning routine.
Try these three little tips for yourself, see if you feel that little more confident
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