Your work habits can have a big impact on your health and sleep. If you're not careful and you have bad work hygiene, you can easily become a workaholic and suffer from burnout. Here are some tips to help you avoid burnout, and strike a balance that works for your health and productivity:
1. Make time for breaks.
It's important to take breaks during the day to rejuvenate yourself. Even if you only have a few minutes, step away from your work and take some deep breaths. Having a good break means you'll be more focused when you get back to work, and is an important part of having good work habits.
2. Get regular exercise.
Exercise releases endorphins, which can help improve your mood and increase your energy levels. It's pretty common knowledge but the fact is humans are complex, and everything is connected, from our sleep to our work to our health.
3. Eat healthy.
Eating nutritious meals helps your body to function at its best. Make sure to include plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in your diet.
4. Get enough sleep.
Most people need around eight hours of sleep each night. If you're not getting enough rest, you'll be more likely to feel fatigued and less productive.
5. Limit your screen time.
Too much time staring at screens can lead to eye strain and headaches. Give your eyes a break by taking breaks from your devices throughout the day.
Through tracking my productivity and health with Magicflow, I've learnt isn't really a tradeoff between them. If you're not feeling good it's hard to work hard. By following these tips, you can improve both your productivity and overall health.