7 Tips for Creating a Simple Morning Routine at Work

By Roz Jones

When you want to create a better day for yourself, you need to start out where you begin. This means having a morning routine at work as well as at home.

Think about this for a moment. A morning routine at home will set you up for success by getting you out of bed and ready to transition into wakefulness. 

Likewise, a morning routine at work can get you settled into a mindset of getting work done and ready to face the work world. Think of it as a series of steps designed to transition you into productivity.

How can you do this?

Start with How You Get There

Don’t arrive stressed out at the very last second. To set yourself up for success, it’s important to arrive with time to spare after a relaxing commute. Strategize to make this happen by allowing enough time to get where you need to go. Also, consider your route. Heavy traffic or construction is always more stressful in the long run, so you might want to adapt your route to a quieter one to reduce unwanted stress.

Schedule Check

What do you have going on today? What work is expected from you by what time? Get a mental picture of the day by noting what needs to happen when.

Set-Up

What needs to happen so you can get your work done? Are you lacking supplies or resources? Are there things you might need to delegate? Taking a few minutes to track down these items will help the rest of your day run more smoothly.

Habit Check

What detractors are already pulling at you, trying to derail your day? If you’re someone who checks your phone often or can get caught up socializing with coworkers, think about how you can limit these activities as part of your routine. For example, you might want to schedule email checks at certain times or limit socialization to break times.

Make a List

Jotting down the 3-to 4 big items you want to get done today will help give you a clearer view of what needs doing and set up your goals.

Get Comfortable

Before you buckle down to work, do you need coffee? A Bathroom break? Do these things now, so you don’t have to break concentration later. Also, take a minute to stretch if you haven’t yet.

Begin

Time to get going. Take the first item on your list and dive in, concentrating fully on what you’re doing.

Of course, adapt your routine to fit whatever you need to get started for the day. The key here is to be intentional in your actions, shift your mindset, and set yourself up for success. Do only what works for you.


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Navigating Solo Aging: Aging Alone

By Roz Jones

Aging alone is a growing trend, with an estimated one in five Americans over the age of 65 living by themselves. This means that more and more people are facing the challenges of aging without family or help from others. The good news is that with the right preparation and support, it’s possible to age alone without sacrificing quality of life. Let’s take a closer look at what you need to know about solo aging.

The Challenges of Solo Aging
Aging alone can come with its own unique set of challenges. These include loneliness, financial insecurity, inadequate housing, and lack of access to healthcare services. It can also be difficult for those who are aging alone to find meaningful social connections due to limited mobility or a lack of access to transportation. However, there are ways to mitigate these challenges and ensure that those who are aging alone remain safe, healthy, and comfortable.

Making Connections
One way to combat loneliness when aging alone is by making connections. This could mean joining a local senior center or engaging in activities that foster meaningful relationships such as volunteering or taking classes at a local college or university. It’s also important for those who are aging alone to reach out for help when they need it—whether it’s talking to friends or family members on the phone, hiring in-home care services, or seeking out medical assistance from trusted professionals if needed.

Ensuring Financial Security
Another challenge when solo aging is ensuring financial security over time. This includes making sure that one’s savings will last throughout retirement; setting up automatic payments for bills; and meeting regularly with a financial advisor to make sure all finances are in order for years ahead. Additionally, those who are aging alone should make sure their estate planning documents—such as wills and advance directives—are up-to-date so their wishes will be respected after they pass away.

Accessing Resources
Finally, it’s important for those who are aging alone to have access to resources that will keep them safe and provide them with necessary support throughout their golden years. This could mean hiring an in-home care provider; utilizing meal delivery services; finding transportation assistance; seeking out legal advice; taking part in programs offered through the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD); enrolling in Medicare; and/or joining community activities geared towards seniors such as book clubs or exercise classes. Taking advantage of resources like these can help make solo aging much easier and more enjoyable overall!

Solo aging can come with its own unique set of challenges but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming! With the right preparation and support network in place—including making connections with other seniors, ensuring financial security through proper planning measures, and accessing helpful resources—those who are aging alone can still enjoy healthy lives full of purposeful activity well into their golden years! If you know someone who is facing these challenges now or may face them in the future, encourage them to seek out assistance so they can thrive during this stage of life!

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Are you trying to decide if you can provide care to your aging loved one and continue working your 9-5 job? Check out my latest podcast to learn how this is possible and why you should be transparent with your employer about your role as a caregiver!

You have your job — the one with a paycheck. And then you have your caregiving responsibilities — helping someone who means the world to you.

Work can be rewarding in more ways than one. So can caregiving. But together, it’s a demanding combination. You may feel like you’ve got more on your plate than you can handle on some days.

So how do you navigate caregiving and juggling your job? In this episode, I share how this is possible and why you should be transparent with your employer about your caregiver role.

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7 Things to Do Every Morning Which Start Your Day Off Right

By Roz Jones

Starting your day off on the right foot isn’t just important to a caregiver’s day. It’s absolutely crucial to your success. This is why it’s so important to start the day off right. You want to make the most of your day, and you know you need a better morning to do this.

Where to begin? Start by adding these seven items to your morning routine:

Get Up

The last thing you want to do is make a habit of hitting the snooze alarm. Those extra moments of sleep aren’t going to do anything to help you feel more rested when you start your day providing care. Really, if you’re dragging this much, you’d better go to bed earlier the night before, so you can get moving the second the alarm goes off.

Find a Calm Space

By meditating, praying, or using affirmations, you start the day positively. These are all actions that will put you in the right headspace you need to have a day filled with positive energy. The key here is to find quiet and do what works for you.

Drink

You’ve been going without water for a long time. Before you have your morning coffee, a tall glass of water is crucial to hydration. This is good for the body and mind, as a well-hydrated brain will help you make better decisions and think better.

Eat Breakfast

No matter what, you really do need to eat something. Likewise, you’ve gone without food for hours, and your body needs fuel to continue. What you choose to eat is important, so make a wise selection that suits your dietary needs.

Move

At the very least, you need to stretch in the morning to unkink your body from being in one position for so long. However, what you really need is something to get your blood flowing. This would be a great time for a morning workout.

Check Your Day

What do you have going on today? Make a point to look at your calendar first thing so you don’t forget any appointments and know what to expect out of your day. This will save you a lot of headaches later.

Do Something for You

Here’s where you can work on your favorite personal goals. Read, journal, listen to a podcast, or do something with a hobby you enjoy. A few minutes to yourself first thing in the morning does a lot for your mental energy and gives some meaning and purpose to the day. 

While this might not be your whole morning routine, it’s a great one to get started if you haven’t used one before. The best part? You’ll be amazed at how much more positive your day feels once you get in the habit of using it.


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Setting and Achieving Goals with Your Aging Loved One

By Roz Jones

When it comes to working with clients or even your aging loved one, one of the most important things you can do is help them set and achieve goals. Doing so not only helps them improve their quality of life, but it also helps build trust between you and them. Here are a few tips on how to set and achieve goals with your clients or aging loved ones..

1. Define the goal together: 

The first step in setting a goal with your loved one is to sit down together and figure out what it is they want to achieve. This can be anything from quitting smoking to eating healthier to getting more exercise. Once you have a general idea of what the goal is, you can start to work on creating a plan to help your loved one achieve it.

2. Set realistic milestones: 

Once you have a goal in mind, it’s important to start breaking it down into smaller, more manageable pieces. This will help your client stay on track and see their progress over time. For example, if their goal is to quit smoking, a milestone could be going one week without having a cigarette.

3. Create a plan of action: 

Once you have the goal and milestones set, it’s time to create a plan of action. This should include specific steps that your client will take in order to reach their goal. For example, if they’re trying to quit smoking, their plan of action might involve joining a smoking cessation program and making a commitment to not smoke around other people.

4. Check in regularly: 

It’s important to check in with your loved one regularly to see how they’re doing and offer any support or assistance they may need. This not only shows that you care about their well-being, but it also allows you to make any necessary adjustments to the plan if things aren’t going as expected.

Setting and achieving goals with your aging loved ones is an important part of providing quality care. By taking the time to sit down and define what they want to accomplish, you can help them build trust while also improving their quality of life. Use the tips above to get started!


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Ready, Set, GOAL DIG

By Roz Jones

Are you a caregiver who feels like you’re constantly running in circles but not getting anywhere? Do you have a to-do list a mile long and never seem to be able to check everything off? If so, it’s time to start goal digging!

What is goal digging, you ask? It’s simple: it’s setting yourself small, achievable goals that will help you move closer to your big-picture objectives. Think of it as a road map for your caregiving journey. By breaking down your goals into manageable steps, you can make significant progress without feeling overwhelmed.

Ready to get started? Here’s how to become a goal-digging caregiver!

1. Determine Your Destination

The first step in any journey is deciding where you want to go. In other words, what are your overall objectives as a caregiver? Do you want to provide the best possible care for your loved one? Improve your relationship with them? Maintain your own mental and physical health? Once you’ve identified your destination, you can start plotting out the steps you need to take to get there.

2. Set Small Goals

As we all know, Rome wasn’t built in a day. The same goes for reaching your caregiver goals! Trying to accomplish too much at once will only lead to frustration and burnout. Instead, focus on smaller achievements that will help you slowly but surely reach your destination. For example, if your goal is to improve your relationship with your loved one, start by setting aside ten minutes each day to talk with them about something other than their care. Or if you’re trying to maintain your own health and well-being, commit to going for a walk three times per week. 

Remember, baby steps lead to big accomplishments!

3. Celebrate Your Successes

It’s important to celebrate every victory—no matter how small—on your path to becoming a goal-digging caregiver. Why? Because each success will motivate and encourage you to keep going when things get tough (and trust us, they will!). So whether it’s crossing an item off your weekly task list or spending quality time with your loved one, take a moment to appreciate how far you’ve come. You deserve it!

4. Enlist Help When You Need It.

Caregiving is a team effort, so don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it! Whether it’s hiring professional help or reaching out to friends and family members for support, enlisting assistance will lighten your load and leave you more energy and time to focus on achieving your goals. 

Caregiving is a rewarding but challenging journey. Luckily, by goal-digging—that is, setting small, achievable goals—you can make significant progress without feeling overwhelmed. And when you do reach those big-picture objectives, be sure to take a moment to celebrate all that you’ve accomplished! Finally, don’t forget that caregiving is a team effort—so enlist help when necessary in order to ensure everyone’s success.


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