Some days, it’s a struggle to find the energy to push the snooze button, let alone get out of bed. Other days, though you think you’ve got it all together, you arrive at work and realize you forgot your headphones, your morning coffee… or your laptop. And on those “I can’t even…” days, you step on said headphones, spill your coffee all over your new white shirt, or face the “blue screen of death” as you open up your computer.
What’s a working gal or guy to do when your day doesn’t start off as expected? Here are four hacks to turn a bad morning into a prett-ay, prett-ay, prett-ay, prett-ay good day.
1. Clear your head. OK, first things first: Step away from your desk or work area. Pry your keys off that keyboard or phone screen, and head to the nearest exit. Use the 20 minutes or so you’d normally spend surfing the Internet and instead, get outside and enjoy some fresh air with a walk around the block. (Studies have shown even 20 minutes of exercise like walking can boost happiness, reduce risk of disease and improve memory). Practice your breathing techniques while walking (aka breathwalking) – and actually reap the benefits of meditation while getting your circulation going and your mind off of the fact that your Pop-Tart landed in a puddle just minutes earlier.