Let’s face it, every girl boss has her own list of essential items for any typical day. You know, those things that we just have to have either with us when we’re out running errands, having meetings, or times when we’re busy at home and just hustling in our home office.
Here’s my list of essentials for any Girl Boss:
A Good Planner
A planner is an essential part of our days. We all need to keep track of what’s happening in our life on a daily basis. I love my daily planner because I can keep on top of everything from my hourly schedule, to my must do things, to my meals, to my exercise, to my water intake and other things. I know exactly what is going on each day and I’d be lost without it!
I like to keep a small notebook in my bag at all times so that can easily jot down ideas and thoughts that come to my mind throughout the day.
Portfolio & Business Cards
I like to keep my media materials in a small folder in my bag just in case I want to hand something out to someone I meet. I think it’s always a good idea to carry them in case I want to hand one out at some point and you never know when you will meet someone who is interested in what you do and might be a great contact to have.
It’s happened, I’ve seen something awesome to take a photo of with my phone and uh-oh my phone dies mid-snap. I make sure I carry a portable charger with me at all times and more important is to make sure the charger is at full charge (because yes, that’s happened to me too…. hahahah)
I always make sure I have healthy choice snacks ready to grab when I’m on the go like protein bars that are low in sugar and high in protein, or if I’m home I try to keep pre-cut veggies and fruits on hand for easy snacks. As a sugar fiend, I’m often tempted to reach for sugary snacks so having healthy ones ready to go helps me make better choices.
When we are on the go, or working away with our eyes glued to our computers it’s hard to stay hydrated so I make sure I keep a reusable bottle of water nearby or with me throughout the day. Hydration is soooo important for our health so be sure you are drinking plenty during your work day.
I always make sure I have a pair of earphones/earbuds with me because it’s a great way to listen to a podcast, an audio book, or even music when somewhere that I have to wait.
I have about 15 tubes of lip balm scattered around the house, the car, my coat, my purse, etc. It’s a great “lip saver” when the weather turns cold, or you want to protect your lips during the heat of summer. Having dry lips is a major pet peeve of mine, so I make sure I have lip balm within reach all the time.
Dry hands are my nemesis so I always -even in the summer- have handcream close by. I love the feeling of soft hands year ’round.
So you just finished a cup of coffee and then have to speak to someone. Don’t gross them out with the dragon breath that comes from coffee… keep some mints nearby so you can freshen your breath on a moment’s notice.
I’ve gotten out of my car and looked down only to realize that I brought a part of the cat with me – yes – a bunch of cat fur stuck to my pant leg. What a sloppy impression that gives. Enter the “lint roller” for an instant fix.
Stain Remover Pen
Oh my gosh, I’m a clumsy person at the best of times, so I always keep one of those stain remover pens close by because I always seem to get a drop of coffee, or a dollop of something on my shirt or pants or skirt at any given moment. A stain remover pen has come to my rescue on many a day, lemme tell ya.
And there you have, my ultimate list of girl boss must-haves to keep you on top of just about anything that comes your way.
Is there anything I forgot, or something that you use that I should too? Let me know below.