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Taking care of yourself as a worker

January 28 2022 - Working can be tough, especially if you work long hours and often. Whatever the job, it can be challenging. However, working can also be fun if you love what you do. Regardless of your opinion on working, the reality that many people face is that they have to do it in order to pay bills and buy food. It can be easy to overlook and neglect your mental health and physical wellbeing when working. However, as this article aims to demonstrate, it is extremely important that you do not fall into this trap. Continue to read on to learn about the ways in which you can take care of yourself as a worker.

1. Eat well

It seems simple enough, right? Well, not necessarily. If you work a lot, it can often be difficult to find the time to eat well. What is meant by eating well here is not eating food that you enjoy, although this can be the case. Rather, eating well refers to eating foods and consuming drinks that are good for your body and health. After all, what you eat and what you put into your body can massively affect how you feel and your productivity.

In an ideal world, your diet should consist of a range of fruits, vegetables, water, protein, dairy products, and carbohydrates that are rich in micronutrients. However, more often than not, what is available and easily accessible are foods and meals that are unhealthy and bad for your health. If you find yourself eating junk food regularly because of work, make an active step to reducing your consumption of food that is not good for you. If you struggle for time, then meal prepping is a good idea. Spending just an hour each week to prep your meals in advance will ensure that you always have a healthy and nutritious meal to eat regardless of your working hours.

2. Develop good relations with your employers

It is important that you develop a good relationship with the people who employ you and those who you work for. Doing so can prove greatly advantageous later down in the line when you need help. So, be transparent and open when it comes to expressing your needs and wants. For instance, you may want to discuss paid leave policies with them to ensure you have enough holiday time. It would be much easier to do this if you have a good relationship with them. Since the majority of people spend most of their time at work, it is important that you feel comfortable and trust the people who they work for. If you donít, it could impact on your physical and mental health.

3. Exercise

The many benefits of exercise are undebatable. Not only can it combat health conditions, but it can boost energy and promote better sleep. Exercise hits two birds with one stone as it not only improves your physical health but your mental health too. So, be sure to take some time out to go for a jog, swim, or even a gentle stroll in the park. A simple 30 minutes of physical activity every day can do great wonders for your overall health. It can be hard to fit exercise around work but doing so is important to taking care of yourself.




 
 
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