You rush into work 5 minutes late wearing yesterday’s makeup while downing yet another cup of coffee. The fact is life is so crazy sometimes that it’s a struggle just to get to work on time, fully dressed. But no one wants to work this way.
The majority of us want to give our best to our job while still balancing an enjoyable life after hours. So how can you enjoy life to the fullest while still giving your best at work? You’re lifestyle choices can have a lot to do with it.
Take for example the simple task of getting enough sleep. While staying ahead in your career and still making time for recreation and socializing is all necessary, you won’t be able to enjoy any of those aspects if you aren’t getting enough sleep. This is where managing your time comes in. If you have to, give yourself a curfew. Make it your goal to be at home, unwinding, with electronics off at a reasonable time every night. You will feel more rested and be more productive at work.
Another important way your lifestyle can positively affect your job is if you schedule exercise every day. We often don’t make exercise a priority. But we should! It increases our moods, endorphins, and energy levels. We won’t only be better at our job, we will enjoy it more.
And let’s not forget about our diet. Fast food can leave your feeling run down and irritable. Take the time to pack a healthy lunch each day and you’ll be feeling much better at work. You may even consider asking your office manager to provide healthier snacks in the office.
There’s a reason why we’ve heard these reminders before. It’s because they work. So get some sleep, exercise, and eat right. You’re job and overall well-being will thank you.