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How to start your day right after COVID-19

May 21, 2020
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If you were busy job hunting before COVID-19 hit, you're probably feeling a little uninspired to continue, now that so many businesses have been affected. There's no need to despair; there may be more people out looking for jobs at the moment but staying positive, focused and organised is the best way forward in this new environment.

Keeping in a positive mindset can be tough, but the team here at Hunting Hired have created a list of some sustainable habits followed by successful people to stay motivated. By implementing these habits slowly and surely, one practice each week, you should see an improvement in your overall mental and physical outlook.

Go to bed early to wake up early

Start the day off with a gentle early wake-up, which means early to bed. Sleep has such incredible powers, and significantly improves our health, aim for five to seven hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. Charge your phone in another room; leave the laptop in the office; move the TV into the family room; try and avoid technology all together after 8 pm. It has been said that 5:30 am till 6:30 am is the golden hour, so get to bed early to avoid hitting the snooze and missing the vital moments.

Take some me-time each day

We often don't get time to spend on self-care or equate it with a pampering session and extensive beauty routines. However, self-care can be as simple as taking 15 - 30 minutes out of your day each morning to reflect. Start the day with meditation, write a journal entry, create a gratefulness practice each day. Take time before you switch on any of your electronic devices to be present with yourself.

Exercise before you start the day

Make the time to get your sweat on; exercising in the morning is the best way to start your day off on a positive note. Early exercise improves your mood, ensures you are energised and ready for the day ahead, and reduces the craving to reach for that salty, sugary snack. Early morning exercise also means that after you have finished a long hard day, you don't have to will yourself to go to the gym. Find something you enjoy, whatever you can manage to get your blood pumping.

Prepare, Plan, Prioritise

Plan your day out, take the time to set out how you want the rest of your day to turn out. This is a great way to stay on top of things; there is a multitude of planning theories out there, pick a process that feels right to you. Reassess your plan each evening and review how your day went. If you struggled to stay on a task, perhaps you need to reassess the time blocks and work out what works best for your schedule.

Drink up

Water is essential to a healthy body; the more hydrated you are, the better you will feel. It's that simple switch your soda for water; it's better for your hip pocket too!

Following these simple daily routines may seem a little silly, but when you implement a positive morning routine, you put yourself first and focus on what you want to achieve. Remember we will have the same 24 hours in a day it's how we use those 24 hours that determine how our day will turn out.

Look after yourself, try to take each day as it comes and remember to ask for help if you need it.


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