Finding the perfect work-life balance can all too often seem like an impossible feat, with many of us constantly feeling tired and drained by the juggling act.
The past 12 months have been no different, we have all had to change our day to day lives, but that doesn’t mean life has slowed down. If anything, working from home has resulted in people working harder and for longer.
Whilst we need to ensure a good work-life balance for our mental and physical wellbeing, perhaps we’re not quite getting the point.
Who says that work is necessarily an energy drainer, whilst time “off” restores energy levels? Maybe we need to start thinking about this differently.
Here are some easy steps you can take to manage your energy levels naturally.
Get a good night’s sleep
A lack of sleep can make you tired and impact how energetic you feel throughout the day. Try to aim for around 8 hours of sleep a night.
Our top tips include winding down from your day by taking a long bath or reading a book, avoiding phone and other screens and trying meditation to calm your mind before bedtime.
During the day, we all lose water from our bodies, so it’s important to stay hydrated. Drinking enough water can prevent dehydration and feeling drained from energy.
When you don’t necessarily feel thirsty, monitor your water intake day-by-day. You might discover that you are not drinking enough.
Control your stress levels
There are many factors in life that cause stress and coping with this can be tough, especially as these feelings have a knock-on effect on your mind too.
While it may not be possible to completely remove this from your life, there are simple techniques you can try to reduce your stress levels.
Stress management techniques include scheduling more relaxation time which might include a cosy bubble bath and a book, going for walks or meditation.
Belt out your favourite tune
Many forms of music are designed to prompt an emotional response – think love songs for warm fuzzy feelings or upbeat rap to get you pumped! A perk of not being in the office is you can belt it out as loud as you wish!
Positive thinking can affect the way you feel day-to-day. There are small steps you can take to change your mindset; from goal setting, being around positive people and dealing with negative thoughts in a constructive way.
A positive mindset can help keep lower-frequency thoughts and feelings at bay, which tend to deplete your energy. No matter the situation you encounter, try to keep positive thoughts at the forefront of your mind.
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*It is important to follow a varied and balanced diet and healthy lifestyle. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a healthy and balanced diet.