Do you ever come home from work, just wishing you had a little bit more energy to go to the gym or to cook a nice meal instead of opting for a frozen dinner? You’re not alone!
Which is why we gathered up some of the most important wellness tips you can utilize this brand new year so you can have a fresh start and really get into your workflow without the midday slump. After reading through this list you should easily be able to see what you need to change and what you need more of to make your days at work more fun and smart!
Are you ready to make a big change in your work life for the brand new year?
Get Up And Move
According to Dr. Axe, getting up and making time throughout your day to stand up and stretch your joints, especially when you spend the day sitting at a desk, it’s seriously important. Sitting is a huge cause of many things, it’s most likely the leading cause as to why you’re gaining weight or having such a problem losing the holiday weight.
Sitting can also make you feel unfocused and tired for long periods of time. Make sure you make time to stand and stretch, even if you need to take a short walk to the break room, anything is better than nothing.
The Most Important Meal Of The Day
Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. It is the food that gives you your first bout of energy to last you throughout the most important part of the work day. The importance of eating breakfast is quite serious, and it matters what you eat.
We’re not saying you should eat sugary cereal, you should be choosing a breakfast that will keep your health in check. Opt for protein rich foods with other sources of vitamins and antioxidants as well. Balance your nutrition. This way you’ll be able to easily get through the morning till lunch without feeling foggy or drowsy!
Healthy competition is extremely needed in a workplace environment. According to Matt McWilliams, a leading motivator and entrepreneur, he’s discovered that by using competition to help you succeed, you’re more likely to succeed. Try to beat some of the top employees in your branch, come to work prepared, get excited about what you’re doing!
Use Every Second Wisely
Obviously when going to work, you don’t want to waste any time. But unfortunately it usually does happen, either intentionally or without even realizing it. A writer known as Bruce Kasanoff goes into detail about various different ways you can make sure you’re not wasting time, our personal favorite is to take 10 minutes every hour to reflect on the work you’ve done. Plus it’s something to look forward to.
Drink Tons Of Water
According to Sanjai Sinha, MD, she has gone into detail about the importance of water. Of course we all know that water is seriously important but why is so important to drink water instead of soda when at work, or even coffee? When you balance your lifestyle and diet with a good amount of needed water, you’ll be flushing your body of toxins. When you have enough water, you will notice that you focus better and that you can keep working for longer.
Water doesn’t give you energy, but it feels like it because you’re not being weighed down by sugar in soda or amped up to the extreme with coffee.
Sleep is simply essential for anyone who wants to work long hours and have a balanced and healthy lifestyle. If you don’t have 7 hours of sleep a night, you’ll end up being tired, and probably even putting off work until later. Get some rest and start fresh.
Keep Up The Inspiration
Steve Williams, an expert when it comes to the office space, believes that if you’re working in an office, inspiration is what will keep you motivated more than anything else. Whether you’re leading a team of employees or you’re part of a team, stepping up and making sure you bring your inspiration to work with you so it can grow and develop into new ideas is an important key to your success. Not only your success with work, but also your own wellness.
Put The Donuts Down
Sugar slows you down. While it might seem harmless to have a donut before getting to work in the morning, after all they are just laying there in the break room for anyone to have one, but you would be wrong. It actually is very harmful and it can make you have a sugar high, which you’ll crash from in about an hour. Pass on the donuts and put your health first.
Pack Your Own Lunch
Instead of wasting money and eating junk food out on your lunch break, pack your own healthy lunch. Not only will this keep you energized, but it’s also a great way to explore different ways to cook new things! This is probably one of the most important tips on this list because of how common it is for lunch to act as the end of the day because of everyone feeling weighed down from a heavy lunch.
Exercise, Even At Work!
If you have a hectic schedule, sneaking in workouts at work are a must. Lindsay Kolowich, an expert when it comes to fitting in workouts any time any where, has let us in on a little secret. She’s shown us some exercises you can do at your desk without even looking silly! You can see all of the workouts on this blog, but our favorite is probably biking to work! Talk about practical.
Overall, these tips and tricks should have given you a good idea on how you can turn your life around. Just because you spend all day working, doesn’t mean that you have to put your own health and wellness on hold. You can take care of yourself and work hard too!
Who’s ready for 2018!?