Mastering the art of the grind isn’t just about getting up early and staying up late. It’s also about being efficient with your time and energy and making space for non-work priorities too (#restday). Step one: Streamline your shit. And by “shit,” we mean your physical stuff.
Whether it’s embracing a minimalist wardrobe to make getting ready for work easier, organizing your desk so you can actually find what you need quickly or learning how to pack your bag so you fit five activities into one day without running home, making sense of your stuff is going to help you stay motivated and on task as you move through the day—and ultimately help you get more done. Today, in the spirit of sticking with New Year’s resolutions, we’re walking you through how to build a better gym bag.
Building a workout bag that has everything you need and nothing you don’t and doesn’t detract from but actually adds to your style, is key. Not only will this make your workouts shorter and more efficient, but a well-stocked bag can also be the push you need to get there in the first place. If forgetting your sneakers is the ultimate hall pass, bringing the best ones you own is motivation to go, right?
Here, some essentials to consider as you build your version of the ultimate sweat-session bag.