It is not about working harder... it is about working smarter. I do not love the emphasis around working 10-16 hour days 5-7 days a week. It affects all areas of health as the weeks turn into months turn into years. As a busy professional you want to be as productive yourself as well as your employees.
Here are a few statistics from an article by Aleksandar Dimovski(1) :
The numbers are staggering ... no wonder some employers push their employees to work longer days .. they may get a full 4 hours out of them!
There are many reasons why a working professional would not work to their full potential :
As a busy professional stress is definitely part of the week. In my opinion it is not about finding a life that has no stress... it is all about understanding stress management and what that means for you. Stress management is extremely important for the busy professional as it determines mood, productivity, energy and confidence.
Did you know stress management can begin with your food choices? Once you have the knowledge on WHAT you should be choosing this will change your outlook on so many meals! Certain food can increase certain chemicals in the body to promote stress management:
- Boost levels of serotonin (calming brain chemical)
- Decrease levels of cortisol and adrenaline (your stress hormones)
Here are my top choices for stress management food choices for the busy professional:
1. Whole grains such as RICE, QUINOA and OATMEAL. Did you know that all carbohydrates tell the...
Here are my top 3 Healthy Habits to Start at the Office Today!
Getting back into that office work routine, after having to leave that environment for months, can be challenging especially when you have established a working from home routine. The office is a place that we spend a lot of our time, especially those of us who work more than the 40 hour typical work week. It is so important to focus on a healthy routine for the office so that the environment can support a healthy, happy you.
Many of us let the day get away, and find that the week flies by. So by the end of a work week we are exhausted, feel defeated and start to work for the weekends. This does not have to be you!
There are 3 healthy habits that I follow to on a daily basis when I am in the office. The routine really supports my ongoing energy, productivity and confidence that I need to be successful every day at the office! And you can start them today:
3 Healthy Habits to Start at the...
As an entrepreneur the work NEVER stops. Partially this is due to my brain always wanting to develop more, see more, connect more and see the success that I have already envisioned.
The connection between health and my success is something that I can't even joke about. It is AMAZING what I can accomplish when I fuel myself properly, get good sleep and stay hydrated. It got me thinking...
Was this connection just me ? Or is there some correlative science to this success. To my suprise numerous studies have been done connecting health to productivity to $$$.
The way I see it is the body is AMAZING. You can treat it however you like and you may be able to accomplish certain goals each month/ year. So what happens when you LEVEL UP your health? The sky's the limit.
Studies have shown that when health is made a priority in the workplace: "health-related productivity costs were more than four times greater than medical and pharmacy costs"(1)