Love Your Job (Again)
How to Love Your Job
It’s difficult to do the same thing, every day. Not everyone can sit in the same place for too long without muscle aches, or getting fidgety, or even bored. There are things you can do to help win back your love for office life.
If you are like me, you spend a lot of time in an office. You may consider your coworkers a second family, and maybe even see them more than you do your husband or wife. Here are a few tips to encourage those faster work days, allowing you to be more successful tomorrow, and happier today.
1. STAND UP AND STRETCH
Unless you run, walk, or bike to work, you may be on your butt too much. Let’s consider for a moment how our blood works in our bodies. Without good circulation, you are risking many health problems just from sitting down all day. We talk about this ‘Combating Poor Work Habits,’ here.
2. GET SOME FRESH AIR
Too often do we forget that our needs are those of all animals on Earth. Take fifteen minutes every hour if possible to look at nature, specifically in the distance. This will not only help you when you’re struggling mentally, but help you reconnect with yourself. This also promotes good eyesight by getting you away from screens and de-stressing your vision.
3. DRINK WATER, THEN DRINK MORE WATER
Water is the source of life, literally. The more you drink, the more toxins are removed from your body. Being hydrated enhances your brain activity, as well transports nutrients throughout your body.
4. EAT YOUR GREENS
Don’t take it from me, but I’ve heard you are what you eat. Getting the right type of calories and nutrients that enhance your brain activity and energy levels affects your mood and performance. Make sure to moderate your levels of processed foods and replace desires with vegetables as much as possible. Stay away from processed high sugar foods. When in doubt, grab fruits and vegetables.
5. MAKE SURE TO RESET
Revisit #1 and don’t forget to breath! It’s easy to forget that every now and then, we all need to stand up, take a deep breath, and smile.