Feeling tired and run-down? Are you always yawning? Constantly drinking coffee at work to stop you falling asleep?
Follow these 3 simple tips and you’ll stop being a half-dead zombie creature and turn into a normal person again:
1. Take Your Lunch Break Outside The Office Building
Sitting inside and swallowing your food at your desk doesn’t do you any good and it doesn’t make your work any better. Go outside to a local park or other public seating area and eat there.
Afterwards go for a fast walk that takes you at least 20 minutes to return to the office. Take your headphones and MP3 player if you want and you can listen to some music or the radio while you walk.
I always do this and it definitely helps me feel better for the rest of the day.
2. For Christs Sake Get Enough Sleep
Poor sleep habits (referred to as hygiene) are among the most common problems encountered in our society. We stay up too late and get up too early. We interrupt our sleep with drugs, chemicals and work, and we overstimulate ourselves with late-night activities such as television.
Follow the example of the cute puppies in the photo above and make sure you get enough sleep.
They say on average you should get 8 hours. Some people need more eg: I need about 9 hours and others need less eg: 7 hours, one things for sure … coming home late and getting 3-4 hours sleep before going to work the next day is not enough.
3. Slow Down You’re Moving Too Fast
People frequently get in the habit of trying to do too much. The demands they are putting on themselves may leave them feel fatigued – and if there are not enough hours in the day to juggle their job, family and friends, then they may end up not getting enough sleep either.
On the other hand, having a more balanced lifestyle, making some time for yourself, and learning to relax and slow down sometimes will mean you’ll be more able to function efficiently.
Think about what you could change to give yourself more time for relaxation. It’s also best to have realistic expectations about what you can achieve rather than running yourself into the ground!
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