Self-care is very important, especially at work!
Here are 7 easy ways you can take care of yourself at work.
Getting up from your chair and stretching can help you be more focused and energized. Moving around can also increase blood flow to your muscles and brain, helping you to think more clearly and feel more alert.
Eat a Healthy Snack
A hard boiled egg, which has nutrients which have been shown to have increase memory retention, or a handful of berries, which can improve your cognitive skills, are two great snack choices next time you want to “feed your brain” at work!
The average adult should drink roughly 1.5 liters of fluid a day to prevent dehydration, which can cause tiredness, stress, and trouble focusing. So make sure to keep your water glass filled!
Get a Good Night’s Sleep
The National Sleep Foundation recommends 7-9 hours of sleep for adults. You can give yourself an edge at work by getting a good night’s sleep so you feel productive when you get to work.
Decrease Your Screen Time
Looking at a phone or computer screen may be necessary for your work, but studies show that staring at a screen can decrease productivity. The blue light screens produce can make it harder to go to sleep at night, and using the internet all day can make it harder to focus. You can decrease your screen time by making small changes in your work day, like taking a walk on your break instead of scrolling through social media or using a paper calendar on your desk instead of an online one.
Sit Up Straight
You may know that sitting with good posture helps prevent back pain, but did you know there are productivity benefits as well? Sitting up straight can make you feel happier and more confident, reducing stress levels. It also makes it easier to breath, which can increase oxygen to your brain, helping you think more clearly!
Take a Power Nap
Studies show that taking a nap at work can increase your productivity! A power nap around 20 minutes long can improve your mood, make it easier to concentrate, and increase your energy levels. Next time you’re tired at lunch break, try taking a nap – just make sure to set a timer!