Three Tips to a Having Productive Monday

30 September |

1. Make a To-Do List!

It seems so simple but listing out the goals you want to accomplish for the day can really help you stay on track. When I was in the corporate world, I was taught to list out the items that were most important for that day. What things can you do that are “closest to the money”? I was in sales so if that meant following up with a client to close the deal, that went at the top. If that was finishing up paperwork or responding to email to get something pushed through, that was at the top. Now as an entrepreneur, those items “closest to the money” might be sending an invoice to a brand I worked with or submitting all the necessary items to mark a project complete. Even if you aren’t working outside the home, but you have things that need to get done like three loads of laundry, washing the dishes, returning something to the mall and picking up dinner, write it out in order of what you can actually accomplish today and by what’s most critical for that day.

With that being said, complete one task at a time instead of jumping from task to task. When you complete one task and knock it out, you can fully move onto the next. Honestly, I’m not good at this. Definitely something I’m personally working on. 

2. Take several deep breaths throughout the day.

Take five minutes to yourself once in the morning and once in the afternoon to clear your head, stop staring at a computer screen and get a breathe of fresh air. Stepping away from your work for a few minutes will allow you to recharge and reset before you complete your tasks for the day. Even if this means hiding in the bathroom, hiding from the small people you are responsible for.

3. Drink A LOT of water!

Okay this might not actually make you more productive but it will help your week get off to a good start. If you are drinking a lot of water on Monday, this can set a precedent for the other days of the week to come. I also try to eat a healthy lunch on Mondays. This doesn’t always happen but I feel like if I can drink a lot of water and eat a protein packed lunch, I’ll have good energy to complete everything I want to check off my list for the day. 

I’ve partnered with Everlane to share their under $70 denim. I first tried Everlane denim about this time last year. I was pregnant with a growing belly. They didn’t exactly fit my 20+ week bump but they were comfy enough for me to want to try them post baby. Since having Collins, I’ve worn this pair of black jeans several times. 

This month I wanted to share their high-waisted skinny jeans with you. I have them in black and white and love the fit. I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of black non-distressed jeans and I really think this pair is great! I have the size I normally buy in denim and would say the fit true to size. They aren’t super skinny where you feel like you won’t be able to breathe but they are fitted throughout. One thing I noticed with the black was that they did catch some lint. I’m thinking this might be due to the white tunic sweater I was wearing but I’ll continue to test them out and let you know! 

I paired the jeans today with this tunic sweater that I foresee being on repeat this fall and winter. I don’t have a white tunic sweater so when I saw this option (and for under $100), I knew she needed a home in my closet! I’m wearing XS and would say it’s true to size. 

Have you ever tried Everlane? If so, let me know what you think below! Don’t forget that they offer free shipping and free returns on your first purchase. I also really like their ethical approach to making clothing. You can read more about what that means here. Thank you to Everlane for sponsoring today’s post. As always, all opinions are my own. Photos by Naomi Hopkins Photography

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  1. I have considered this brand but have not tried it. I’m between sizes currently due to medical issues but can’t wait to return to real clothes.
    I will give them a try. I love your style and look.
    Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thank you so much for these very helpful tips! Making a list is such a fabulous idea and truly helps me and I definitely need to jump up on my water intake. Have a wonderful week!

  3. I hv lived by these points you made today. I worked in Bookkeeping and Banking for over 32 yrs and we were taught these lessons even th that’s my personality anyway. I believe if these new IG ladies would learn this and learn to cut off for family time and time for themselves they would not hv stress. I would get up earlier than the rest to get things done and last to go to bed but not later than 10 pm. You are more productive in all aspects of life. Thank you for sharing with all your friends. I’m 65 and this works. Lv Mrs B