When it comes to public relations, you have to be on your game at all times. We are in a constant state of communication; when we’re not announcing new releases, product launches and events, we’re following up to make sure that journalists have all of the information that they need. When we’re not following up, we’re pitching potential story ideas, and participating in social listening to find areas of opportunity. At Lexa PR, we believe in practicing self-care in order to bring your best self to work. Here are 5 things you can do to make sure you’re bringing your A game to work.
Set your intention for the day: Rather than waking up and going through your morning routine in a zombified state, practice setting your intention for the day during this process. Being clear on how you desire to feel can help steer you in the right direction when it comes to decision-making throughout the day.
Set start and end times for when you check your e-mail: Let’s face it, in the world of PR, we don’t have standard 9 to 5 hours. Unless you’re in the business of breaking news though, make sure you’re setting aside time to unplug. Try not to check emails as soon as you wake up. Designate a time at the end of the day, i.e. hard stop, of when you truly will stop working.
Take five minutes to jot down priorities for the next day: You would be amazed at how tasks and priorities can get jumbled up throughout the week. Taking a bit of time at the end of the day to re-prioritize focus areas will do wonders for helping you stay organized and prepared for the next day.
Do something active to break up your day: We’ve all hit mental fatigue before and it’s not pretty. Plus, sitting at your desk for hours upon hours can strain your eyes, give you neck pain, and cause burn out. Carve out a little bit of time to go for a walk, do a lunchtime workout, or even meditate. The break will help with productivity.
Rest and repeat: Make sure you are getting an adequate amount of sleep so that you can wake up the next day feeling refreshed and ready to take charg