We all want to be at the top of our game when it comes to work, but with so much to manage, things start to feel a little hectic. If you want to have time to relax with friends and family while still crushing the game at work, here’s how you can be the best girl boss possible.
Take Care of Yourself
If you want to do your best at your job, you have to take care of yourself. No one wants to work with someone who looks tired, rundown, or stressed out, especially if you’re letting things fall through the cracks. Get a good night’s sleep every evening and eat a healthy diet. Exercise when you can (we know it’s a challenge when you’re working nonstop) and make time for family and friends.
Even if you have a 10-hour day at work, make time for something fun and relaxing when you get home, like a nice cup of tea or a bubble bath. You should also make sure you can mentally handle working so hard. Check out With Therapy to find the perfect therapist for you to work with. You can schedule weekly or monthly sessions to check in on your mental health and talk about how you’re feeling. The only way you can be truly successful at work is by taking care of yourself. When you feel on top of your game, you’ll naturally crush it every day.
Step Up Your Wardrobe
If you want people to take you seriously, you have to look the part. Make sure your wardrobe fits your office vibe. You want outfits that make you feel powerful and in charge. Go for a professional look that still lets you express your personality. Pair your pencil skirts with colorful tops or bright accessories. Heels are no longer a must for businesswomen, so you can stick with a stiletto or opt for comfortable flats. Whatever you decide to wear, make sure it’s clean, unwrinkled, and well put-together. Your coworkers should see you as a professional and your outfit will go a long way in making that happen. Your confidence will also get a boost when you rock a great outfit. Let everyone know that you’re ready to get things done just by looking at how you wear your clothes.
Organization is an absolute must at work. No matter what line of work you’re in, you have to keep things organized and show your coworkers that you’re ahead of the game. Start your week by looking ahead at everything you have to do. Plan which projects you’re going to tackle and how you’ll get them done. Keep a planner with you and schedule your projects and meetings. You don’t want to be the person showing up late to a team meeting, so keep everything written down in a planner or digital calendar.
When you’re at the office, try to avoid constant social media breaks. You might want to put your cell phone in your desk when you’re working on a big project, or log out of all your social media accounts on your computer to discourage yourself from quickly checking them. You’ll need to use your time wisely to get everything done, so don’t let yourself get distracted.
On the other hand, make sure you’re taking breaks as needed. Stand up and stretch every 30 minutes if you do all your work at a desk, or chat with a coworker over lunch instead of eating at your desk. Mental breaks will help you jump back into your work ready to go. Being organized is the key to being successful, so create a great plan for staying on top of your work.
When you feel healthy, confident, and organized, you can take over the world. Your coworkers won’t believe how incredible you are at your job.