Maintaining a work-life balance has been made more difficult by the advent of constant connectivity- smart phones, laptops, tablets, etc. There are some fairly painless ways to leave work at work and improve quality of life. First, a healthy diet and regular physical activity contribute to better mental and physical well-being. Taking short, regular breaks during the work day have been proven to reduce stress and increase productivity. A third tip is to schedule both work and play to ensure that time at home doesn’t involve emails and phone calls from the office. Each morning prioritize what needs to get done, and at the end of the workday set goals for tomorrow. Finally, try to view commuting time as an opportunity to relax. Listen to an audio book, enjoy favorite music, or practice breathing techniques to lower stress.
- Healthy lifesyles help reduce stress, by focusing on health and fitness you will be better off
- Taking breaks reduces stress level, by unleashing pentup stress with relaxing activity
- Planning for tomorrow helps get a jump on the next day will help you from stressing
“Just as athletes take breaks throughout a game, working people should be taking breaks throughout their workdays.”