Like most of us, balancing your job, relationships, healthy eating habits, exercise, and sleep can be a serious challenge. Is it even possible to handle all of them throughout the day? Well, it is and with a little effort on your part and a whole lot of organization, you can come out on top not only at work but also in your personal life.
So how do you accomplish the impossible? Well, let’s start with sleep because a good night’s rest is key. On average, an adult needs between 7.5 and 8 hours of sleep per night. So budget the time necessary to ensure you get the rest your body deserves. Then there is exercise. Some people love to workout, others despise it, but either way, it is important for your health and well-being. Nowadays, everybody recommends a different time of day to get your sweat on. But do what works for you, whether that is first thing in the morning, during your lunch break, or after you wrap up your day at the office.
And trust me, if you’re taking the time to get a workout in, then you probably don’t want to scarf down fatty and processed foods. Give your body the nourishment it deserves. Healthy eating habits do more than keep your health in check. They provide you with the motivation to accomplish your work tasks, the energy to workout, and the ability to sleep well at night.
Don’t forget to nurture your relationships either. Whether business or personal, maintaining healthy relationships is really important. The old adage of what you put in is what you get out really seems to ring true. So make sure you spend the time with your friends and loved ones. It’s not only good for your soul, its great to clear your mind, disengage, and enjoy life – and don’t forget to laugh and smile as much as possible.
When eating habits, relationships, workout routines, or sleep schedules become unbalanced, your work performance will begin to slip—leaving not only you frustrated but also your boss and coworkers. So take the time to organize a doable schedule that will allow you to juggle your lifestyle and work life so that you can surpass all your goals and have some fun too.
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Derek Rundell, is a successful business leader, operator, and serial entrepreneur. Derek has founded, managed and sold businesses in the technology, media and finance industries. He sits on several boards and serves as an advisor/investor to numerous established businesses and startups. Startups are Derek’s real passion, and in addition to building his own portfolio of technology, media and financial ventures, he invests in and mentors startups and entrepreneurs. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and helping other businesses succeed.