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 :
3 Unhealthy Habits to AVOID when Working from Home :
Working from home has been a new normal for so many of us - and may continue to be a normal for years to come! Did you know about 30% of Canadians are working from home since the start of the pandemic? At first the thought of not having to wake up so early to get all made up, then drive in the rush hour traffic only to remember that you have forgotten your lunch on the counter, sounds pretty amazing!
However, the grass is not always greener on the other side. We really do not appreciate the routine that working from an office gives us! There have been many reports on unhealthy habits that people working from home are adapting - and it is not helping with work productivity or mental health.
I want to outline 3 unhealthy habits to avoid when working from home. Ones that really affected my own progress the first few months of transitioning to the working from home life! Can you guess what they are:
Here's the thing:
Snacks can make or break your day. They have the ability from preventing or cause sugar or energy crashes throughout the day, support productivity or prolong a days work. So I am introducing: Easy Snacks for the Busy Professional
Did you know that the top 3 snacks at the busy professional's office are
3. Cheese (and not the great kinds)
Snacks that are calorie dense, high sugars or high carbs - all foods that will give you a BURST of energy then a crash shortly after. Most of the time we are looking for the same type of snack an hour later and the cycle continues.
As a busy professional, you want to be productive at work. You want to have enough energy to go in and out of meetings, to be present when talking to colleagues and to have the confidence that each day you are giving your best.
These easy to execute snacks will support your body's energy so that you will obtain that productivity and confidence...