It's that time again - the busy season. It's the season of no sleep and ALL the coffee. We want you to not just "make it through" this season, but to do it with energy, clarity, and ease -and- without stress, coffee jitters, and meltdowns. We talked to a few of our customers and got their tips for a pain-free busy season.
Lots of water and blueberry coconut smoothies. I can drink anyone under the table when it comes to coffee, anywhere from 4-8 cups a day for me, but when I get jittery, I switch to blueberry coconut smoothie. I was surprised how much more energy I got from that than I did from coffee! In addition, getting an early start to the day has helped with my productivity and endurance. I make a list the night before, gather all tools/supplies, whatnots and hit the sack. My day starts at 4am and maybe I'll sneak in a power nap if I have to run a million errands.
Planning ahead is super important to productivity so I prefer to get a notebook that is in my favorite color (pink) so I keep up with it better. I always start with my most daunting task to get it over with and avoid procrastination. Typically that is scaling ingredients for me. Then I add 3 more tasks to the list, only one of them big, to build endurance and avoid burnout or distractions. Cleaning as I go is a must to avoid overwhelm later as my day gets busy with children. Never forget to stop for lunch! I prefer to eat vegetarian throughout the day to avoid getting lazy. For an energy boost, I squeeze in snacks like rice cakes and hummus and have a big salad with lean meat and fruit for dinner.
This has really helped me keep good pace during the day!
- Deva Williamson, Big Laugh Kitchen
I should’ve named my business Zombie Cakes since I feel like a zombie most Friday nights/Saturday mornings. I drink lots of water through the night and listen to upbeat music on Pandora to stay awake. When I was pregnant, I had to take pre-decorating power naps.
- Tara Creech
Little refresher moments through the day. 10 minutes of no phone, no computer. Just a favorite beverage and a seat outside to enjoy Spring.
- Laura Ferdinandy Talbot, Ms. Laura's Cakes
Drink a lot of water! For healthy reasons, but also your body will tell you to take a break and go to the bathroom.
- Anna Astashkina, Astashkina Cakes