1. Start the day with a good mindset
Do you ever wake up, remember all the work you have to do, and feel like you just want to hide under the covers and not come out? That feeling can be overwhelming, but having a ‘me’ moment in the morning to set your intention for the day can help with work-stress. Take a few deep breaths, repeat an affirmation out loud a few times or list out some things that make you feel grateful. It will shift your whole mindset, and your day will become so much brighter.
2. Visualise success
Successful women don’t wait for an opportunity to present itself: they create it. One of the ways to do this is to harness the power of positive thinking. If you believe you can rise to the top, then you will. It’s as simple as that. Boost your confidence the night before a big presentation with a sheet mask for beautiful, translucent skin, so you can focus more on wowing your boss and less on what you look like.
3. Don’t try to balance it all
Instead of trying to excel in every area of your career and giving it all your equal energy, try to stay focused on one thing and constantly improve that facet of your work life. If you have to meet with a lot of clients, then you already know that looking professional and well-groomed counts for a lot so stay ready so you don’t have to get ready.
4. Schedule time for inspiration
On-demand creativity doesn’t come easy, and it can be tough to find inspiration when you are stuck in a cubicle all day long. The solution? Make time for non-work related activities to get those creative juices flowing. For some people, that may mean binge-watching a few episodes of your favourite television show. Whatever it may be, try to make time for inspiration, because you never know when you’ll get that next big idea that could give your career a major boost.
5. Stay flexible
Fighting fires at work can keep you running on all cylinders, but the remedy to that could be as simple as moving regularly. Regular exercise can help curb feelings of anxiety and depression. When you exercise, your brain releases serotonin that helps you feel better and improves your state of mind, making the stresses of work easier to handle.
6. Bond with your co-workers
Being on both the giving and receiving end of trust from the people around you could be instrumental in your progression. As busy as you are trying to climb the corporate ladder, it’s best to remember that success is often a shared endeavour. Try to make the moments you have with your co-workers count, whether it’s over coffee during lunch or through a company outing. When you really get to know people, you can often work better with them.
7. Manage your time
Your ability to complete projects in a timely manner will help your boss think well of you. You should demonstrate that you know how to manage your time effectively by handing in projects on time or, if possible, before they are due. Remember, you can’t be a go-getter and clock-watcher at the same time so plan to be at work a little longer than your eight-hour shift.