Take care of your body with work/life balance
- by Stephen Touhey
Whether you’re working from home or commuting to the office, we all struggle to take care of our bodies while achieving a work-life balance. A report from Indeed found that employee burnout in America is 52%. But you don’t need to be another statistic. Figuring out proper ways to take care of our bodies is integral to balancing everything life throws at us. Incorporating this list of daily tasks can improve your health and wellness while striving for the optimal work-life balance.
Busy workdays, long meetings, business trips, hours in front of a screen. So many things prevent us from following a balanced diet. Stress and unhealthy eating habits cause an imbalanced metabolism, increasing illness. Balanced nutrition gives us long-term energy and vitality. Always begin your day with a healthy breakfast and drink ample water. Choose healthy snacks like fruit, veggies, nuts, or yogurt. Eat slowly and focus on the nutrition you’re taking in so that your mind and body notice the consumption.
The first thing we forget about when juggling a busy schedule is exercise. However, exercise is a major endorphin booster that pushes us to complete tasks and maintain a balanced mind. Going for a walk after dinner or stretching out on your yoga mat can do wonders for your body. It only takes 30 minutes out of your day, but you will see an incredible change. Forbes suggests even taking a moment to do some deep breathing can improve your overall health.
Everyone knows how important sleep is to our brains, but it’s easier said than done. The Atlantic reported that working longer hours causes increased anxiety and depression, leading to bad sleep habits. During sleep, your brain stores new information you have learned. Nerve cells communicate and reorganize. Your body repairs cells, restores energy, and releases hormones and proteins. Without sleep, our bodies don’t have time to regenerate and prepare for the next day. Creating a routine of going to sleep and waking at the same time can be tremendous for a balanced sleep schedule. 7-9 hours per night is needed to get rest and feel prepared to take on the next day.
Develop a Support System
Developing a strong support system is extremely important to maintaining your health while ensuring a work-life balance. The Mayo Clinic suggests joining forces with co-workers who can cover you when family conflicts arise. Call up friends or family members to help with the kids. Get your children to accomplish chores at home, which teaches them responsibility. Use your community of friends, family, and colleagues to foster togetherness and help each other.
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