The current pandemic has forced many of us to work from home, putting our productivity and juggling skills to the test. These days, achieving a healthy work-life balance is tricky due to the disruption of our usual nine-to-five routine and changing priorities.
But we live in a fast-paced world where we are required to tick off everything on our ever-growing to-do lists. While this may feel overwhelming at times, we are still in control of our daily decisions, actions and habits, and therefore, able to take charge of busy days.
Herbalife offers some pick-me-ups that will keep you going, no matter where you’re working from or what you’re doing.
1. Add a caffeine kick or two
More than just a morning buzz, a quick caffeine boost can help you get through that mid-afternoon slump. Caffeine is a psychoactive stimulant that acts on your central nervous system, leading to elevated energy and alertness. It reaches its peak in your blood within one hour of consumption, and, depending on your tolerance, you may feel its effects for up to six hours – making it an ideal energy kick when you need it the most.
2. Don’t neglect your nutrition
It may be tempting to skip meals or binge eat when looming deadlines leave us feeling stressed. However, keeping your nutrition in check and finding ways to give your body the essential nutrients it deserves are even more important when you’re swamped with work. Set aside specific mealtimes and be strict about taking breaks to eat. Quality nutrition is a key building block for living a healthy and balanced life.
3. Up your protein intake
While the potential advantages of protein have been stressed repeatedly – increasing muscle strength, promoting bone health and lowering blood pressure to name a few – we often overlook the value of this vital nutrient in our diet. Numerous studies suggest that a high-protein diet has major health benefits and helps you feel satiated after a meal. This is especially important when you’re busy and can’t snack as much as you’d normally do.
4. Find calm in the storm
Stepping away from your desk and switching off all distractions to be with your thoughts is another important part of a balanced lifestyle. It’s crucial to set aside time for your mental and physical well-being. When you’re feeling overwhelmed, taking some time to meditate can be a great aid in calming your thoughts, while a brisk walk can re-energise your body and mind, should you feel tired and drained.
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