It’s safe to say that the year-end office slump has set in. Getting out of the house is now a two-hour ordeal of 15 alarm snoozes and mismatched outfits, and once you eventually get to the office, you’re a hopeless mess who can’t focus or complete the simplest of tasks.
As 300+ days of non-stop work catch up with us, we’re reminded to hit pause and re-evaluate our routines before we totally burn out. Try these fatigue-fighting hacks to maintain a healthy work-life balance and stay on top of your game.
Make time for self care
With mounting deadlines, housework and social obligations, there’s rarely any time left to take care of yourself. But self care is no longer a luxury, it’s an essential ingredient in a happy and balanced life. Whether journaling about your day before bed or running a hot bath and sipping on a cup of camomile tea, take an hour out of your day to check in on yourself and press pause.
If you sit at a desk for 8-9 hours a day, your only movement is probably to the coffee machine and back. While it might give you more time to focus on your work, not moving during the day will begin to weigh on your physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. Boost your movement at work by walking more around the office, taking your dog for a long walk after work, or even joining an active social club. After a week or two, you should notice a decrease in stress and muscle pain, as well as improved sleep and a more positive outlook on life.
Take regular breaks
Taking regular breaks ties in well with movement. Together, these two will stretch stiff muscles, lubricate aching joints, clear your head and boost your overall mood. Whether taking a break every 3 hours to get some water, chat with a colleague or simply breathe in some fresh air, it’s essential that you give your mind some time off to recuperate and recharge.
Exercise and eat well
We don’t like to hear it, but a healthy diet and exercise is key maintaining balance in life. If you’re getting less than 8 hours of sleep and living on a diet of caffeine and microwave meals, then chances are you feel demotivated and deflated 90% of the time. Bring joy back into your life by preparing healthy, homemade meals each week and exercising for at least an hour a day.
Create a healthy headspace
Lastly, work on forging a more positive headspace. It’s easy to get caught up in the nonsense and negativity at work, but this way of thinking will only bring you down. Meditation, affirmations and journaling are all great ways to clear your head and let go of thoughts and feelings that no longer serve you. Decluttering your home and office will also promote productivity and a positive mindset.
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