Our days are jam packed with work, traffic, cooking dinner, grocery shopping, kids, oil changes, mowing cleaning, pets….I could go on and on. There are so many of us who find ourselves caught up in The Rat Race but, there are so many more of us who do not stop and take “me” time. In order to maintain a healthy mental and physical lifestyle one must be selfish and demand that “me” time.
There is a direct correlation in the amount of “me” time and your productivity in the workplace. The more sleep you receive, the more proper your nutrition, and the more exercise you receive, will make your eight hours in the workplace so much more enjoyable.
Our bodies NEED sleep. Most people think that the more they can accomplish in a day the better off they are, even if that means sacrificing valuable sleep time. Your body and brain depend on sleep time. This is when your body repairs itself. If you are cheating your body and brain out of sleep time then, don’t expect to function at 100% during your long eight hour work day. Try shutting the house down a little early tonight, your body and mind will thank you for the extra sleep and “me” time.
This is a hard one. Your coworkers want to go eat at the most un-healthy places every day. Grabbing fast food on the way home from work is so much easier than planning and cooking a meal. Remember, you are what you eat. If you stuff yourself full of fatty foods two out of three meals a day, you are going to feel bloated, tired and unproductive! Our bodies NEED good food. By good I mean from the proper food groups. Try packing your meals for work. On Sunday night throw some protein, veggies, fruits and good fat into a bag and take it to work. Instead of eating with your coworkers every day, find a good book and enjoy your healthy food. Your body and mind will thank you for the proper nutrition and “me” time.
DO IT! Finding time to go and get a good workout is almost impossible for some people. This is one that we will have to demand. It is so easy to make excuses but we cannot. Get up a little early in the morning and go for a quick jog. Leave work and go straight to the gym to grab a quick workout. After dinner is done and the family is occupied, go for a run. Three days out of the week we should be getting some sort of exercise. You will feel so much better and will feel so much more productive both inside and outside of the workplace. Your body and mind will thank you for the exercise and “me” time.
We cannot continue to cheat our bodies and minds out of sleep, nutrition and exercise. In order to maintain a healthy lifestyle inside the workplace and in our personal lives, it is mandatory that we take some “me” time. Remember, your body and mind will thank you!
By: Jessica Farr, Recruiting Coordinator at BravoTECH
As the Recruiting Coordinator at BravoTECH, Jessica has over 3 years of experience working in the IT industry with a focus on both recruiting and sales development. Her organization, dedication, and thoroughness makes her the “go-to-person” for any project. Jessica has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Texas and enjoys running, reading, and spending time with her family. To contact Jessica, email email@example.com.