Article written by Kim Capers
Capital Blue Cross
As successful business people we often step into the new year with a lot of energy, strategies and our calendars jam-packed with meetings, resolutions, events, projects and more! We have a clean slate with lofty goals to increase our production, tasks and self-worth.
However a healthy work, life balance is the key to our success! Overwork, and the accompanying stress and exhaustion can make you less productive, disorganized and emotionally depleted. It can also lead to all sorts of health problems, from anxiety and depression to insomnia and heart disease. Professional self-care habits like taking intermittent breaks, stepping out for lunch or taking a stroll around the block, setting professional boundaries, and healthy checkups, ensures that you stay sharp, motivated and healthy.
Here are a few healthy tips that anyone can get into:
1. Go for a run or light jog
2. Meditate or deep breathing for five minutes
3. Take a break when needed
4. Choose who you spend time with.
5. Laugh heartily
6. Eat green daily
7. Avoid emotional eating
8. Start a journal
9. Learn to say no.
10. Stop overthinking
11.Get Annual Checkups that include blood pressure checks, biometrics and cholesterol screenings!
12. Talk to a health coach or personal trainer to maintain balance and standards in your life!