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5 Ways to Take Care of Yourself at Work

5 Ways to Take Care of Yourself at Work


We’re not always taught how to take care of ourselves at work. We pack our work lives full of activities and tasks but we may not take the time to nurture ourselves. Taking care of yourself is important because it makes you more effective in all areas of your work experience and helps you recharge your batteries. Try these ideas to bring some balance into your workplace and smooth out some of the bumps.

  1. Stop. Take a moment during your day to do nothing and just relax. Lie down, take a nap, go for a walk or just look outside. The idea is to just stop and enjoy a slower pace.
  2. Breathe. Take deep breaths, slow and controlled. Inhale fully and exhale. Think of yourself inhaling serenity and exhaling stress.
  3. Think of something joyful and fun. Sweep aside all the garbled noise that clutters your brain and focus on thinking of something that makes you feel great.
  4. Find a way to vent. Find someone who will listen to you without interrupting and who will simply be there for you to talk about whatever you want.
  5. Celebrate yourself. Do nice things for yourself that don’t cost money. Give yourself a pat on the back and give yourself kudos for the things you’ve accomplished.

The key to taking care of yourself at work is to forget about others and focus on you. Try these ideas to introduce some calm into your work life and heal yourself. You deserve it.

Cheers,
Guy



5 Ways to Be Happy at Work

5 Ways to Be Happy at Work


When I train leaders the concept of being happy at work often comes up.  People want to be happy and enjoy their work lives on a deeper level because it makes them feel more well-rounded and satisfied.  The challenge is to find a way to take the goal of being happy and actually do things to achieve it.  The concept of happiness is different for each person but there are some basic things you can do to create a life that is fulfilling and rewarding.

  1. Be yourself.  Look deep inside yourself and make sure you’re always behaving in ways that are consistent with what you feel and believe at your core.
  2. Do what you love.  Identify what it is that you love doing more than anything in life and do it at work and everywhere.
  3. Connect with supportive people.  Surround yourself with people who love you for who you are and appreciate your amazing talents and gifts.
  4. Love your work and spread that feeling.  When you do what you really love doing it becomes fun instead of work and it helps you spread the same energy to others.
  5. Take care of yourself.  Remember to celebrate and praise yourself often and focus on your achievements.

Try these five ideas and observe how you feel about yourself along the way.  The key to being happy at work is often closer than you think and you can find it by simply remembering to honor who you are.

Cheers,
Guy