Features February 23, 2017

Some of our favourite Canadian bloggers teamed up with Joe Fresh and President’s Choice for workday-improving tips from style to food.

Whether we’re behind a desk or on the move all day, we all punch that clock. And no matter how much we love what we do, our workdays can always afford to be more efficient, more productive, more fun, more stylish, and more rewarding. That’s why Joe Fresh partnered with President’s Choice and Canada’s brightest blogging stars for some game-changing ideas, whether it’s a new way to layer or meals that crush the midday slump. We know your nine-to-five is about to get a whole lot brighter — just take it from the bloggers, themselves.

Dani Goddard

Get your beauty sleep.

Dani Goddard gives beauty, health, style, food, nutrition, and lifestyle advice on her blog, Girls of Toronto. She believes a better workday actually starts when you go to bed the night before.

“Before you can even get creative and put your mind to work, we all know that sleep is crucial…Getting to sleep at a suitable time the night before means you get your eight hours so you can wake up alert and ready for your day without having to hit the snooze button time and time again.”

Daniel Reyes

Take time for the most important meal of the day.

Do the Daniel’s Daniel Reyes covers a variety of topics on his blog, but he’s a food and drink expert, in particular. That’s why we’re definitely listening up when he talks breakfast and how the day’s first meal can recharge us.

“There are some simple tricks you can use to help make mornings more appealing — and a whole lot tastier, too! Why not prep something like overnight oats (try this crowd-pleasing recipe from President’s Choice) so you don’t have to wake up too early to cook?”

Maya Fitzpatrick

Dress for success, whatever kind of job you have.

Maya Fitzpatrick invites readers into her stay-at-home-mom life on her blog, Mayahood, covering parenting, travel, food, health, and more. Her style picks from Joe Fresh prove that feeling good about what you wear is important no matter where you work or what your day looks like.

Maya loves the faux leather leggings, cardigan, and pumps ensemble because “while it’s dressier, each piece can be worn individually or mixed and matched…just because I’m a stay-at-home mom, it doesn’t mean I don’t have a life outside of my boys. There are date nights, girls’ nights out, work functions, events, and so on! A pair of black leggings is a staple in any wardrobe and I especially love these faux leather leggings, which retail for $39.”

Ama Scriver

Take time to breathe.

As a writer, self-professed workaholic and contributor to View the Vibe, Ama Scriver knows how hectic a workday can get. That’s why she believes in making the time, even if it’s just a little, to meditate.

“Simple breath techniques can be used to lower your blood pressure and reduce anxiety. I was introduced to mindful breathing practices via a seminar we did at my coworking space when we used a tool called HeadSpace, but really you could use anything! Mindful breathing can be done anywhere — before a meeting, in an elevator, and your desk, and the best part: it’s free!”

Natalie Ho

Save time and money on fresh, delicious lunches.

Natalie Ho’s blog, My Little Secrets, is all about sprucing up your space and style, whether it’s wedding planning, fashion inspiration, or recipes. She especially loved an idea from President’s Choice for a mason jar salad and shared the instructions on her blog, to help us all stay healthy and satisfied.

“I love using mason jars to store pantry items but hadn’t thought of using them as containers for salads! These layered salads to go can be prepared a few at a time and stored in the fridge for several days — saving time, money, and unwanted calories!”

Nick Joly

Make moves — at or away from your desk.

Every workday is different for Nick Joly, a marketing professional and the creator of Inspired by Nick, a blog that covers everything from food and health to home decor and dogs. Wherever the day leads, though, Nick stresses the importance of staying active.

He shared some advice while picking out a Joe Fresh athleisure look that can go from the gym to a casual office Friday in a snap. “My colleagues don’t know I do this but I usually take 5-10 minutes on my lunch [break] to do my stretches in one of our private rooms. I use the time to simply stretch, no fancy moves, just stretching. It helps clear my mind almost instantly and for the rest of the afternoon, I’m productive.”