5 Ways To Set Yourself Up For A Stellar Work Day!
If you want to be more productive at work, you have to make every moment count at home. Many entrepreneurs talk about having a work-life balance, but very few people actually make it a habit. Here are the 5 best ways to live your best life and set yourself up for a PERFECT work day!
If you work long hours, it can be difficult to schedule everything you need to do outside of work into those few hours that you have in the evening. There’s dinner, house chores, errands to run, etc. The lowest priority on that list sometimes is getting to bed at a reasonable time. Those who are sleep deprived often become impatient, are less productive, have lapses in memory, difficulty concentrating, experience mood swings, and are constantly fatigued. Make sleep a priority and develop a nightly ritual. Try to go to bed at the same time and prepare your brain for sleep. Dim the lights, make bedroom cooler, and dim the light on your cell phone screen. When you get a solid nights rest, you’ll wake up more refreshed and enthusiastic. You’ll have a better sense of overall well being which will increase your productivity and success in the workplace.
2. INVEST IN YOUR HEALTH
The benefits of regular exercise can’t be stressed enough. People who exercise a few days a week have stronger immune systems. They’ll miss less days of work and have more energy. Their bodies are more equipped to manage stress and have a more positive attitude. You don’t have to become an Olympian to benefit from exercise. Find something that fits your schedule and lifestyle. If you don’t have enough time to get to the gym, even taking a short walk after dinner to escape the stress from your day will do the trick.
3. LET GO OF FEAR
The fear of failure is the most potent emotion, especially from entrepreneurs. Constant anxiety can become too much to handle. When you are facing new challenges, take a deep breath and relax your mind. Instead of becoming overwhelmed with the thoughts of what can go wrong, approach your challenges head on. If you can’t get over a particular fear, write it down and come up with the worse case scenario. If you put your thoughts on paper you’ll relieve your mind of the worry. More often than not, your worst fear becomes less scary when you actually articulate it and give yourself an opportunity to calmly think it through.
4. CULTIVATE GRATITUDE
A positive outlook on life starts with a feeling of gratitude. Take a moment each day to reflect on things that you’re thankful for. What brings you joy? That can be your business, your family, friends, health, or relationships. You can be grateful for small luxuries that you probably take for granted as well. Things like a fridge full of food, clean water, and a comfortable bed to sleep in each night. At work, don’t compare yourself to others. Instead, focus on your self improvement. Jealousy and frustration can surface when you compare someone else’s highlight reel to your behind the scenes footage. If you want a happy life, don’t measure success as an individual by the gauge of wealth and status. When something goes wrong, review your “gratitude list” to remind yourself of everything that has gone right. Focus on the best parts of your life and let go of the small stuff.
5. EXHIBIT GENEROSITY
Each morning, set out to do one nice thing for someone else. When you give freely, you focus on what you can do for others and invite good things into your life. Though generosity is traditionally considered to be given through gifts or monetary donations, sometimes the best generosity can be a simple gesture. Smile at a stranger, give a friend a call, or publicly recognize an employee for their dedication and hard work. Your authenticity and mindfulness will be contagious. Soon you’ll begin to recap what you sow and good things will come your way.
Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. firmly believes in these ideals for our people. It is just as important to us that they are developing as a person outside of work as it is to see someone develop within our company. At the end of the day, if someone is happy in their personal life, their professional life flourishes. To learn more about the career opportunities available within Northeast Consulting Group, Inc. please visit our website: www.ncg-corp.com