As a business professional, it can be tempting to throw yourself into your work and succumb to the hundreds of tasks calling your name well into the night. Working until you collapse into bed at night and barely taking breaks to eat will take you down the fast track to fatigue, burnout and resentment.
Despite all of the distractions that fight for your attention, it is so important to carve out time to rest and refresh your mind, body and soul, even when you feel overwhelmed. While it may be easier to mindlessly scroll through social media and feel like you’ve taken a “break”, this sort of media overload does not actually satisfy your body’s need for rest. Learning how to be intentional with your breaks will not only help you mental, emotional and physical well being, it will actually increase your overall efficiency and productivity at work.
Here are a few strategies for prioritizing overall well being:
Set Work Free Times
When you are in the eye of the hurricane, taking a break may seem like the last thing you should do, but that looming feeling that you should be working 24/7 is extremely draining. Work life balance can seem difficult to achieve, but when done right, will save you from burnout. Work free times will look different for every individual. Maybe you are an early riser who is most productive in the morning. Take your work breaks later in the day when you need that mental relief. If you are more of a night owl, you may crave sleeping in throughout the morning but grinding out your work in the late hours. As long as you are giving yourself the breaks you need, there is no right or wrong way to do so. Take a look into your schedule and figure out what works the best for you.
Make Your Health a Top Priority
The age old saying still rings true: “You can’t pour from an empty cup”. If you are not taking care of your physical health, it doesn’t matter how many hours you devote to your work, you will not be nearly as productive as you could be. Proper nutrition, sleep and exercise are the foundation of good health. Eating a balanced diet consisting of the proper servings of fruits, vegetables and healthy fats, getting 8 hours of sleep every night and exercising 3-5 times a week will give you so much more energy, allow you to work more efficiently and will leave you feeling strong and capable.
Hire a Virtual Assistant
If you are overwhelmed with work, feel stretched thin and are dangerously close to burning out, a great solution to your problems is hiring a virtual assistant from My Mountain Mover! Every great business owner knows the importance of delegating tasks in order to accomplish more and run their business way more efficiently. A virtual assistant saves you time and money…. An ideal win-win scenario. Hiring a virtual assistant will also provide you with much more leisure time to spend on things that you actually enjoy, which will leave you motivated and inspired.
Don’t Forget To Have Fun!
Never underestimate the power of doing an activity that brings your joy, happiness and satisfaction. When you take time to connect with your childlike side and do something just for the fun of it, you will feel refreshed like never before. Everyone has their hobbies, whether it be cooking, playing an instrument, reading, hiking, or more. Taking time to engage in activities that you truly enjoy will boost your serotonin levels and might even provide you with new inspiration for your work.
Truly, one of the most effective ways to relieve stress and maximize your productivity is through premier virtual outsourcing. My Mountain Mover provides the highest quality virtual assistants on the market who are trained to make YOUR life easier. Reach out today for more information through our website (My Mountain Mover) or give us a call 909-610-9793.