July 4, 2015 | Posted in: Leading Hartfully, Living Hartfully

Quick and easy ideas for you to optimize your work and your life to live and lead Hartfully.

1. Skip lunch at your desk and take a walk outside to munch lunch while sitting in the fresh air. Start a walking club and pick your dream vacation spot and walk the mileage it takes to get there.

2. Replace your stuffy plaques with photos or posters which inspire you or afford a mental get-away.

3. Take turns bringing in creative treats to work on Friday.

4. If you have flextime, change your schedule according to the season for a change of pace.

5. Have a staff baby photo contest – the winner gets to leave an hour early.

6. Schedule more 3-day weekends to give yourself a break instead of putting all your vacation time in one spot. Our energy soars as we look forward to something special. Plan special things on Mondays to start your week out with higher energy.

7. Send thank-you notes to staff or customers who were particularly helpful or kind.  Send notes home to staff spouses or parents telling them how terrific their partner or child is and thank them for their support.

8. Schedule a massage therapist to visit your office for seated massages during a particularly stressful time (budgeting cycles, end-of-month inventory) to decrease stress and increase productivity and well-being.

9. Conduct fewer meetings, remove the chairs to ensure they will be shorter, use email or conference calling, make meetings more fun and personable with surprises to keep people interested.  People learn more when they are having fun.

10. Listen to books on tape, soothing music, or motivational tapes as you drive to work to make use of commuting time.  Residents around the Washington DC area spend an average of 82 hours per year stuck in traffic…what are you doing to help increase your energy as you drive?

As the CEO (Chief Energizing Officer) at Hartful Living including GaiaHart.com and BizBuilderCards.com; I’m a Messenger and Mentor for women entrepreneurs, connecting them to their capacity to energize their work and their lives in the art of living Hartfully. At BizBuilderCards.com, you can make a living through giving with greeting cards and gifts to build your network net worth as an additive to your current business or an easy way to send gratitude and kindness to the world.