If there’s one thing most doctors, successful entrepreneurs, and lifestyle gurus can agree about, it’s the importance of self-care. Self-care can keep you healthy and productive over the long-term, so you can continue performing at your best!
What qualifies as self-care? Any activity that targets your mental or physical health. Even a twenty-minute self-care session can improve your mood, as well as your productivity.
If your schedule feels jam-packed, these three tips can help you enjoy a balanced amount of self-care each week:
Reduce Your Screen Time: Consider cutting the amount of time you watch TV, play games, or surf the internet each day. Your job already likely requires you to spend several hours a day in front of a computer screen and your other devices. Excessive time on the computer can lead to back, neck, and circulatory issues, as well as increase the likelihood of headaches and eye strain. No matter how much you love your favorite TV show, too much is not good for your overall well-being.
Take Breaks: Have you been hard at work sitting at your desk for a few hours? Good job! Now, take a walk. No matter how strong your work ethic is, if you work without breaks, you are eventually going to diminish your work performance. Regular breaks are a recommended way to re-energize and check-in on your present state. Brief walks outdoors throughout the day are an excellent way to improve both your circulation and your mental function.
Identify Your Stress Responses: You likely already have habits that help you cope with the stressors in your life. If these are unhealthy, however, they do not qualify as self-care! Many Americans rely heavily on harmful food, substances, or activities to help them cope with the demands of their day. Self-care, if done correctly, can take control of your stress to the point where you can cut out the need for these unhealthy habits completely!
With practice, a healthier lifestyle is attainable (and it truly doesn’t have to take that much more time out of your day!). Your healthcare professional can help you identify which of your daily habits are improving your life, and which you could swap for a more focused, beneficial self-care routine.
In addition, a trusted mentor can provide insight into how you can improve your work-life balance in a way that will allow you to perform well over the long term.
No matter how busy you may feel, remember: there’s always time for self-care. It’s worth the investment! Find more ways to be healthy and happy at the Syncis Money Blog today.