Thursday, May 5, 2011

Healthy Habits Be Smart at Work

Healthy habits

A change in bad habits leads to a change in life. ~ Jenny Craig

Do you have healthy habits at work? Healthy habits promote good feeling in you and better productivity at work. Here are the things you can do easily to develop healthy habits at work.

1. Water: Are you drinking enough water at work? It is very easy to find out if you do. Just check your urine; if it is not colorless, you are not drinking enough water. Drink throughout the day to be hydrated and prevent tiredness, fatigue and maintain concentration as your brain consists mainly of water (90%).

2. Take breaks: Do you take breaks, such as an afternoon tea break? Taking regular breaks allow you to recover from exhaustion and stress. The most important thing is to clear the clutter in your mind. You must have this kind of experience, you can’t solve a problem, you take a break and when you resume working your problem is instantly identified and solved.

3. Take lunch away from office: Do not glue to your PC and eat at the same time. When you are not concentrating in eating, your brain will not be able to tell that you have eaten enough and you could be overeating. The best thing to do is to get away from the office and eat outside to enjoy a meal. Let your brain take a deserving break from work.

To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art. ~ La Rochefoucaul

4. Breathe slowly and deeply: Breathe right down into your stomach to promote calmness in you. This is what I do. I breathe in at a count of 5 and then I hold my breath for a count of 20 and then I breathe out at a count of 10. It is also good for your lymphatic system.

5. Comfortable at work: Is the lighting bright enough? Poor lighting will affect your mood and concentration at work. Is the chair comfortable and provides good support for your body? Place a pot of plants on your desk to uplift your mood and encourage the flow of positive energy.

6. Go slow: In order to go slow and work with peace of mind you need to get organized and get ready a to-do list. You know what to expect in advance as you have already prioritized the tasks according to their importance. Things get done in an orderly manner and you do one thing at a time without stress and rushing about.

7. Exercise: To move your body regularly, such as jogging, is to be fit and energetic. A healthy body contributes to mindfulness and calmness at work. It means you are more productive.

8. Sleep well: Sleeping late and getting up late is not the same as going to bed early and getting up early. You are violating the natural rhythm of your body and you will not feel fresh and energetic.

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy wealthy, and wise. ~ Benjamin Franklin

9. Be happy: Happiness which promotes well-being is an attitude and an attitude becomes a good and healthy habit. Do what you like at work and enjoy what you do are ingredients for good health at work.

10. Leave work at work: The key is a balanced life. When you bring home more work to do you are under pressure and your home life is affected and so is your well-being.

11. Healthy thinking: Positive thinking is healthy thinking. It encourages good vibration in you because you are upbeat, confident and hopeful about life. Negative thoughts attract negative energies such as anxiety and worries which are bad for your health.

The only proper way to eliminate bad habits is to replace them with good ones. ~ Jerome Hines


  1. Wow, again I happened to see a wonderful post here which is simply awesome.I too agree that healthy habits provide a great result irrespective of any work.I had a great time over here.Thanks once again.

  2. Thanks for dropping by and your kind words.

  3. How about ensuring that employers do not sabotage efforts of employees trying to stay well? For example, suddenly changing hours, mandatory overtime, things that interfere with employee time to 1) get enough sleep 2) engage in regular exercise 3) engage in hobbies, meditation, crafts, classes in order to stay mentally serene and healthy 4) reduction in work-induced stress by mandating adequate workforce to do the job or curtail production/service?

    Employers and the government can't have it both ways. CMS has decided to mandate CQM. Let's have someone step up to the plate and ensure that employees are provided with the time and the mental well-being to accomplish their wellness goals.

    Oh, and why not let readers comment on your posts?


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