One of the main advantages of living a healthy and natural lifestyle is the amount of extra energy it gives you every day, but even the best of us need a boost sometimes when it comes to work. There’s lots of things about work that can cause us to feel anxious, whether it’s public speaking or a big client meeting, and many top professional people have found that daily rituals can help them prepare.
The likes of Barack Obama and Oprah Winfrey have spoken out in the past about their rituals and the benefits they’ve received from them, while a survey by Pricewaterhousecoopers has shown that wellbeing is rated by 83% of workers as being important to their performance.
A study by Harvard revealed that rituals done before a challenging task at work can be helpful, but what kind of things are we talking about, and how you can fit them into your day?
Here are some examples:
Take a cold shower
The health benefits of a short blast of cold water have been understood for many years, and it’s a ritual used by sportspeople of all disciplines to help them reach peak performance. So if you can have a quick cold shower in the morning, it will release endorphins to lift your mood and make you more productive.
Focus on your breathing
You’re never too busy at work to look after yourself, and doing some mindful practises while at your desk or workstation will be a benefit to yourself and your employer because it releases stress and has been found to have a positive effect on job performance. Try counting to 10 over and over again for up to 10 minutes.
Take a break
You might think that working steadily for a long period of time is the same as being productive, but actually taking frequent breaks is what keeps your mind fresh and focused, which will help you achieve more. Breaking your work up into chunks and sticking to the strict timings can also boost your productivity.
Meditating has lots of benefits but did you know that it can help you deal with challenging situations and scary scenarios at work too? Studies have shown that it helps ease stress and can also make you a better multi-tasker, so try making time while working to meditate and see how it helps.
Do a quick work-out
If you can make time to meditate, you can also fit in a five minute work-out too. Exercise stimulates the development of mitochondria within your cells, giving you more physical and mental energy throughout the day, and some squats and jumping jacks will help you achieve this without getting too sweaty.
These tips will help you to find the extra energy to get through even the toughest of challenges in your working day, and you can find out more in this infographic from Pounds To Pocket.