How you start your day has a lot to do with how the rest of your day will go. If you hit the snooze button too many times, your morning feels rushed, and you may never lose that rushed and running-behind feeling throughout the rest of the day. That feeling can lead to stress and anxiety once you get to your standing desk and start your workday. Other than waking up on time, there are a few ways that you can make your morning work for you that will lead to a more successful and relaxing day.
Here are a few tips from True North Desks on how to incorporate new and useful habits into your morning routine:
Stretch or Exercise
Starting your day off on the right foot mentally also means starting your day off on the right foot physically. If your morning allows for it, take time to exercise right when you wake up. This can be something short and simple, like some stretches or a quick yoga routine right beside your bed. You can go for a quick walk or run outside or head to the gym if that’s more your style. You’ll start to notice that on mornings you don’t work out, you’ll miss the feeling that exercise can give you.
If morning exercises are impossible to add to your schedule, do a few exercises at your standing workstation right when you arrive. This will give you energy and help you relax as your day gets started.
Greet Your Coworkers
Making friends at work is key to being happy while on the job. Your day-to-day interactions can create warm friendships that make your workday more enjoyable. Standing desks are helpful in bringing people together since you can more easily see those around you. So take the time to smile, make small talk, and walk to the break room together to grab a cup of coffee. This leads us to our next tip.
Remember the Caffeine
If you love your cup of coffee, be sure you make time to brew it and enjoy it. A reusable coffee cup is one way to be sure that you never miss your morning caffeine fix. If coffee is not for you, then enjoy a cup of tea, a smoothie, or juice to get your morning started. Little rituals like this help bring routine to your day and help your body and mind wake up.
When you arrive at your stand up desk in the morning, the first thing you should do is get organized. Clear off any clutter and put things away in your standing desk organizer. Make a list of the things that need to happen that day, starting with the highest priority. Note the amount of time that each task may take. Even the busiest days will feel more doable once you have a plan of action.
Dress the Part
This can be particularly difficult if you work from your standing desk at home, but dressing for work at your standup desk helps you feel energized and professional, which will likely lead to a more productive and successful day. If your office is casual, dress in a way that suits the culture of your company, but also helps you feel authentic and professional.
Even if you’re not a morning person, these five habits can help you make the most of your morning and get your day off to a great start. True North Desks knows that working at a standing desk is another way to stay energized and creative. Request our standing desk brochure to find the right True North Desk for however you work.