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How good are you at looking after yourself?

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Would it be safe to say that you're better at it now than you were a few years ago...or at least that you're more aware now of the need to look after yourself? The truth is that there's a lot we can do to help ourselves, and that the benefits of doing so aren't just seen in our weight or appearance, they're seen in our mental attitude too, and nowhere more so than at work. It's said that a healthy body results in a healthy mind, but looking after your mind helps too, so here are our top tips for optimum performance at work:

  1. Sleep! It sounds obvious but how many of us cheat ourselves out of sleep? Most people need between six and eight hours a night, yet make do with less. The old saying about "Early to bed early to rise makes a lot of sense...and burning the candle at both ends doesn't!

  2. Drink! Sadly we're not talking about another glass of wine here, and four pints of water sounds like a lot, but it's the minimum we need daily to stay hydrated. Pretend it's beer. Or wine.

  3. Eat! Little and often; if you're a Full English type of person keep it for the weekend, or holidays. A healthy breakfast will set you up for the morning, but be sure to take the time to stop for a light lunch, and have a snack too. Grazing puts less pressure on our systems than guzzling, and helps keep us topped up with energy.

  4. Exercise! An hour of squash once a week is not a good idea, at least not on its own. Find a way to up your heart rate for at least twenty minutes, three or four times a week, and if you can do this on your way to work, so much the better. You'll probably find that just walking fast will do the trick, so maybe leave the car at home or park a few streets away?

  5. Stop! A recent survey compared the work output of a team working flat out for a full day against the same team taking regular breaks to relax and recoup. When breaks were being taken more was achieved. There's a lot to be said for taking five minutes every hour to have a natter at the coffee machine, and if you can get out for a walk at lunchtime, so much the better.

  6. Boundaries! Try not to take your work home. There's a myth that because emails are received almost immediately they have to be answered immediately too. It's not true. If it's that important they'll ring you. If there's going to be a delay in replying why not send a note assuring the sender that you'll reply within 24 hours?

  7. Frustration! Time wasting! There's nothing more debilitating and energy sapping than having a slow broadband connection, especially when you're dependent on the internet for most of what you do. Waiting for documents to upload or download and for pages to open or save causes anger and frustration, both of which raise blood pressure. Far better to have an efficient broadband connection that works at the speed you do.

  8. If your would like less frustration and faster broadband, call us on 033 33 58 33 33.


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