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Productivity Tips for Working at Home + Sangria Mocktail – I’m giving you my favorite tips for enhancing your productivity for working at home and a tasty & refreshing Sangria Mocktail you can enjoy!
Productivity Tips for Working at Home + Sangria Mocktail
Hi Everyone, Do you work at home? Do you struggle with productivity? How do you get in the groove to be the most productive you can be?
This is a topic that is near and dear to my heart because it’s one that I think about everyday as a work-at-home mom with my two children under 4. I have certain habits that I have integrated into my day that have helped me stay on task and make accomplishing tasks – not drudgery – but actually fun!
Make sure to check out my last tip, Tip #6 (see photo below)!
In Tip #6, I use new Ocean Spray® 100% Juice Organic Cranberry, shown below:
Tip #1 – Use a calendar to organize yourself and schedule out tasks – I suggest using a physical calendar where you can write down things and also a digital calendar. I use my Passion Planner (physical) Google Calendar for my digital calendar. It’s so important because people are visual creatures and need to see the tasks or appointments organized on paper (or digitally) in order to plan one’s schedule.
If you are a blogger, I also use a free editorial calendar plugin for planning out post in WordPress on my blog. I would also suggest keeping a ruled journal to write thoughts and ideas down or sketch, if you wish.
Tip #2 – Be on a regular schedule – I know, it’s so basic but it’s easy to get out of sync with the rest of the world when you can set your own schedule. Ideally, it’s good to be awake when other people you have to work with is awake but as long as your schedule is a regular one, it helps you be rested so that you can be productive during your work day.
Tip #3 – Add the element of ritual to your day – that might be burning a candle (one of my favorites!) or having your favorite tea or coffee when you sit down to work.
Some people burn incense or use a diffuser with essential oils. Let me know if you use a diffuser, this is something I am thinking about integrating into my routine.
Tip #4 – Don’t forget to take breaks! – I love walking and hiking and I walk my dog 3 times a day which provides a nice break and re-connection with nature. You can listen to music as a way to be more productive and it can make you feel more relaxed.
Fitness is also important and falls into this category. I recently joined a gym, so to go work out, I have to get out of my house and away from my work. I always feel accomplished after I work out and more balanced in life.
Tip #5 – Feed your brain – Take your vitamins, integrate protein into your diet and remember fish is brain food too. I will keep cans of tuna on hand to add to salads to add more protein. I also sprinkle chia seeds in drinks, oatmeal or on snacks.
Tip #6 – Hydrate – Don’t forget to drink your liquids! Make hydration fun with this Sangria Mocktail recipe idea. You can use Ocean Spray® 100% Juice Organic Cranberry as the base for this recipe; I have all the step-by-step instructions in the recipe card below.
I picked up Ocean Spray® 100% Juice Organic Cranberry, Ocean Spray® 100% Juice Organic Cranberry Apple and Ocean Spray® 100% Juice Organic Cranberry Blueberry at Acme in the juice aisle.
About Ocean Spray® Organic 100% Juices
I learned that Ocean Spray® Organic 100% Juices are:
- they are fresh from the farm, natural and healthy
- There’s an online coupon to save $2.00 on ONE (1) bottle of Ocean Spray® Organic 100% Juices, here.
Tip: You can freeze the wine glass for 5-10 minutes before starting the Sangria Mocktail recipe.
I know you will love this Sangria Mocktail!
- 8 ounces Ocean Spray® 100% Juice Organic Cranberry
- 5 kumquats, washed, sliced in half, amount to taste
- 1/4 cup mixed berries like raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and strawberries, washed, sliced to bite-size pieces, amount to taste
- 1 large wine glass, chilled in the freezer for 5-10 minutes
- ice, amount to taste
- paper straw(s)
- In your chilled wine glass, add the berries and sliced kumquats, ice and pour over the Ocean Spray® 100% Juice Organic Cranberry on top. Add a straw if you wish and enjoy!
- The nutritional information is just an ESTIMATE; we use myfitnesspal.com to generate the nutritional information for this recipe.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 418 Total Fat: 1g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 158mg Carbohydrates: 75g Fiber: 14g Sugar: 49g Protein: 4g