People that choose to live healthier lives tend to miss less work, and tend to be happier on the job. But, more importantly, they are simply healthier. There are many things that go into being a healthy individual, and if you aren’t getting all of them down then it could mess up your balance.
That would look like a worn out boss, someone that snaps at their employees, and someone that is just at the end of her rope. Women can get just as angry and frustrated as men when it comes to work and business, especially when you start to feel burned out. Don’t let that happen- do these things:
Drop Your Bad Habits
If you are a smoker, a drinker, or a recreational drug user, stop now. Get help if you need to. This things are completely ruining your health, all of them. You are risking cancer, overdose, and death.
Smoking is a stinky and dirty habit, and as a business woman you’ll get more smiles and sales if you don’t smell like an ashtray covered in perfume. It’s harsh, but it’s your health.
Get Enough Sleep
When you sleep your body and brain not only get time to rest and recharge, but this is also the time in which your body heals itself. That is why sleep is extremely important. If you are getting less than six hours of sleep a night it can start to wear you down.
While each individual may require a different amount of sleep, you should be getting six or more hours each night. And that means uninterrupted sleep. Turn off your cellphone and tablet and sleep.
If you eat sugar or too many carbs at lunch time you’ll find yourself yawning in no time. You can get some carbs at breakfast, along with your healthy fruits and vegetables, but skip them at lunch if you don’t want to be drained. Have a salad with some protein to get you through the afternoon.
Healthy eating can give you more energy, to get through the work day and the whole work week. If you are eating unhealthy most of the time, you’ll find you have much less energy each week.
Get Some Exercise
Fitness is just as important for overall health as eating right is. You should be, in an ideal world, getting thirty minutes of exercise in at least five days a week (hey, everyone deserves a break. A good cardio workout a few of those times is really important.
When you get your heartrate up it’s doing both your heart and lungs good. Plus, you’ll get that runner’s high, which is feel good hormones, called endorphins, getting released in your brain. Take a brisk walk on lunch (after your salad) for a happy afternoon workday boost.
Take A Break
Lastly, if you don’t want to end up home with a cold, the flu, or exhaustion, take a break once in awhile. It can feel good to be a productive workaholic, but it can also open your immune system up to some nasty illnesses. Enjoy your days off, and don’t push yourself.
Take a vacation at least once a year too, and don’t take work with you on it!