“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” — Steve Jobs
Career or Occupational wellness is a term that refers to the idea of protecting an individual worker’s physical, mental, social, and spiritual health at work. It can be hard to protect your own occupational well-being when there are so many distractions in today’s world – from technology overloads to toxic office cultures. In this blog post, we will discuss 15 tips for living a healthier life while on the job!
Career Tip #01
Find a job that is right for you. There are many different factors to consider when choosing the perfect career, from salary and location to work-life balance and growth opportunities. Know what’s important to you in a position before making your final decision! Ask some questions to help you find the perfect job for you.
Career Tip #02
Get enough sleep! When it comes to well-being and work, getting enough rest is key. Adults need at least seven hours of sleep a night in order to be healthy and productive during their day-to-day lives – but many Americans get less than that amount on a regular basis. Remember your body needs time to recover from the stresses of work. It also is important for your body to stay on a schedule so don’t forget about quality (and quantity) shut-eye.
Exercise regularly right before or after work if possible. If there’s space available in or near your office, take advantage of it by walking around every hour or running down some flights of stairs when given the chance! There are also plenty of apps out there that allow people to track progress, send reminders, compete in challenges, and more.
Motivate yourself to tackle the day first thing when you wake. Ask yourself, what is something that makes me want to get out of bed every day? If you have a hard time waking up, try and get yourself out of bed by focusing on an important task or goal for the day. Our bodies are designed to function well after getting in the morning’s first burst of energy!
Consider taking breaks during your workday for some self-care. Whether it be checking emails, catching up with friends over Zoom, or simply going outside into the fresh air – don’t forget about how important these little moments can be. Our recommendation? A quick five minutes every hour might do wonders when it comes to productivity levels! Again- use this opportunity for self-care since it can do wonders for productivity levels if done consistently. Take five minutes out of each hour to stretch, walk around outside, drink water, etc.
Create an enjoyable workspace. Again, self-care is key. If you are feeling stressed or overworked, take a break to make your workspace more comfortable and enjoyable for yourself.
Keep a bullet journal! Track what you eat in order to identify any patterns that might be leading towards changes in your career. For example – eating lots of sugar might lead to fatigue if it’s happening too often throughout the day while not drinking enough water can lead to headaches later on down the line.
Invest in your health. Do not put it off or avoid things you need to take care of. If you are feeling fatigued, invest in your wellness by taking a day off to get some rest. Or make an appointment with the doctor. Taking a mental health day is just as important as taking a sick day if you are physically ill. So make sure and take one if you need to.
Switch your mind off once you leave work. This might be easier said than done, but once you leave the office for the day it’s important to switch your mind off and focus on other things. For example – family time or hobbies will help relieve stress from work as well as provide an opportunity to decompress. It seems like such an easy thing to do -but it isn’t always something we prioritize when life gets busy or stress levels increase. Bring awareness to turning it off when you get home in the evenings.
Don’t forget about maintaining good mental health. Be sure to schedule ample time each week for activities that are enjoyable for you. What do you like doing? Hobbies such as reading books, playing games, watching movies, etc. Activities like these stimulate creativity which will have a positive effect on your mood. A good career will allow for creativity to flow for you. Commitment is key when trying new things and setting time aside for your mental health and other areas in your life.
Understand the importance of balance in life and work. Balance is important for every aspect of our lives, including at work! If you are feeling burnt out or overwhelmed with stress it’s time to find a way that will help us relax and rejuvenate ourselves during the day. What works well for some people might not be right for others so experiment until you find what helps. One idea starts from within. Then it just takes one step of action. There are many ways we can take better care of ourselves- whether through exercise, good nutrition, sleep habits etc.
Take care of your physical and emotional health.
What is the one thing that will not only help us to perform better at work but also keep our minds from racing?
Get some fresh air! Do you sit at your desk all day long? It may seem like an easy option when we’re busy getting things done but sometimes just getting up from our desks will do wonders for productivity levels as well as moods! Consider stopping for a five-minute break to go outside and get some fresh air.
Stay connected to others.
It’s easy for people who spend their days working alone to feel lonely and isolated from their coworkers- even if they have an office mate. Being healthy means being social too! Research has shown that loneliness increases stress levels which leads to more isolation and more stress. Try to schedule lunch with a friend or take an hour each day to work collaboratively on projects, even if it’s not in person- but at least by phone! If you are an introvert like me, commitment is really key to this one. Scheduling time out to make sure you have social commitments. This makes being mindful easier than ever before- which leads us nicely onto tip 15…
Mindfulness is the process of bringing your attention and awareness back to what you are doing in the present moment. You may need to give yourself some time every morning before going to work for this purpose; so make sure you set that half-hour aside! Have you heard of EFT, the emotional freedom technique? It’s an awesome mindfulness tool used for emotional regulation. After just a few weeks of practice, you will feel less stressed about things happening in your career life because they have stopped hijacking all of your mental bandwidth.
This one may seem obvious, but it’s also really important. When we feel stressed or overwhelmed by things that are happening around us, breathing is a great way to take some time out and help ourselves calm down. We need oxygen in order to function properly- so taking a few deep breaths can be the perfect ‘pause button’. This will allow you to get back on track with your day without feeling as if you’re always running behind!
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