We pour an enormous portion of ourselves into our work. Let’s make our time at the office work for us. Check out these healthy habits to feel good at work.
Eat a Nutrient Dense Breakfast
One of the toughest greatest challenges to a healthy work day – cravings for sugary, processed foods. The good news is a nutrient dense breakfast can set you up for healthy eating success. If your morning meal includes carbohydrates, fiber, water, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids, and amino acids, then you’re body is getting what it actually needs. This genuine satisfaction easily curbs cravings, no self inflicted torture required.
Start Your Day with Music
We’ve all had that experience in which a song is played and we’re instantly transported to another place and time. Take advantage of this magic and add some of your favorite, feel-good tunes to your morning routine.
Avoid the Office Gossip
Positive thoughts and energy breed positive results while negative thoughts and energy distract us from our goals. So tell the office gossip there are donuts in the break room and choose positivity.
Seek a Little Sunlight
Natural light is the conductor of the orchestra that is our circadian rhythm – the 24 hour cycle of physiological processes constantly taking place in our bodies. Each and every cell looks to natural light to determine when to do what it was meant to do. When we spend several non-sleeping hours without natural light, our bodies simply don’t perform optimally. Just 5-15 minutes in the sunshine can provide the re-charge you need to get through your day.
Walk and Talk Instead of Emailing
Physical activity and social interaction are just two of the benefits of walking to a colleague’s office to deliver a message instead of emailing. If you need the documentation, you can always follow up with an email when you’re back at your desk.
Make your work day work for you. Pick a healthy habit and stick with it. Once you’ve conquered that challenge, pick another and share your success here.