Lunch breaks – Many of us have desk-based jobs in an office environment and sit for more than eight or nine hours a day which can promote a sedentary lifestyle.
After all, it’s not about working harder, it’s about working smarter.
Many of us may end up eating at our desk, and we might find that we haven’t actually left our desk all day even for lunch. Remember, it’s completely acceptable to take your breaks and no one will, or indeed should, question your commitment to the job for doing so.
Alone time – Let’s be honest, whether we have a customer-facing job or not, being sociable all day can be mentally exhausting, and it’s okay to take some time for yourself. Alone time can mean listening to music, a podcast, either before work, during the working day or in the evening. Or switching off entirely, even if it is just a few minutes of silence and time to be alone with your thoughts can help to improve your day to day emotional wellbeing and reduce your stress.
Meditation – It is true to say that work is one of the biggest causes of stress. Give meditation a go, it helps you to achieve a mentally clear and emotionally calm state. It does this by focusing the mind on a specific thought, feeling or action and can be used to help provide stress relief and to increase our concentration. Remember to be kind to yourself, always.