We live in an age where we are more capable finishing a ten-page essay in a few hours than to relax in a few minutes with a cup of tea. We do our best to get as much work done in the limited amount of time we have. Our life’s tempo beats too fast that we don’t really spend a lot of time to slow down and dedicate a few minutes to ourselves. Thanks to technology we can work all day long and be easily accessed by work or school. Our busy schedules and fast paced life can be extremely dangerous to our physical and mental wellbeing. Working way too much can leave us physically and mentally exhausted. Though, a lot of us do not have the choice to just drop everything and relax. Yet, this doesn’t give you an excuse to completely forget taking care of ourselves. Spending some time to actually take care of yourself is key to your wellbeing. Unfortunately, when life gets in the way and too much activity we put ourselves in the backburner. We want us to be healthy. We’ve compiled important self-care tips for workaholics that can help us improve our quality of life.
Be One with Your Body
It’s important to understand your body and listen to your needs. Your body is incredibly important. It will tell you if it needs anything. You will start to feel incredibly drowsy and out of focus when it requires sleep or it is deprived of rest. Your body will start to feel hungry and tired all time if it lacks nutrition. You will start to see changes in your period or be incredibly moody if your hormones are out of whack. The different systems in your body will send an impulse to your brain telling you that it need anything. Once you feel this impulses, learn to listen to it. Give it what it needs. Your body is an amazing thing. It can withstand a lot, but it can breakdown too. So, once you notice something. Treat yourself, go to the doctor or relax a little.
Sleep! Sleep! Sleep!
Seriously for any workaholic out there please get some sleep. Sleep is so important, it is essential to our physical, emotional and mental health. Without it we cannot maintain a healthy lifestyle. No matter how healthy you eat or how long you exercise, without enough sleep your body will still be deprived. Lack of sleep can affect your concentration, mood, movement and pretty much your whole body. Try your best to sleep at least 6 to 8 hours a day. If you can’t really sleep for this long, at least take small naps throughout the day. Every minutes of rest is important.
People that are workaholics need vitamins the most. It is incredibly difficult for your body to get any nutrient and vitamins if you tend to live off little sleep and a diet of quick and easy meals. To give yourself a fighting chance against common illnesses and serious diseases you need to take daily vitamins. You don’t need to spend a lot on vitamins. You can use multivitamins to give you all the necessary minerals and vitamins your body needs. Consult your doctor on the best possible multivitamins for you. There is different multivitamin that can cater different age group and gender.
If you work in a hectic environment and go home to a busy household, solitude is a word that is only in your dreams. But it is crucial to spend time alone. As much as you love your family and work mates, solitude gives you enough time to reboot and unwind your brain. Sometimes this time alone gives new light to certain situation and problems. This also helps you identify your needs and what you want to do.
Go On Vacation
A change in pace can do wonders for your health. Travelling to a new environment can help reduce your stress levels and increase relaxation time. The time away from work and chores can also help you rest.
We all know how important work or school is. It is an indispensable part of our life. Though, we should never forget how beautiful life is and how every moment counts. Even if you don’t like spending a lot of time on yourself. At least knowing how to take care of yourself is important. You will leave yourself open to physical and mental illnesses if you continue living such a hectic lifestyle. If you are workaholic, we hope that these tips will help you relax a bit. Do you have other tips to share?