Your career may be the one of your dreams or it may be the job from hell, but it’s still a job, and in this economy you need it more than ever. It doesn’t matter if you love your job or hate it with a passion, working is stressful and can take a toll on your level of happiness and health. That’s why experts recommend you learn how to become happier and healthy at work.
Even if your office is a gorgeous corner retreat with a view to die for, you need to get out of it at least once a day. Take a coffee break or your lunch break outside. Ideally, somewhere you can view nature is a great place to unwind and de-stress, even if you’re not feeling stressed.
Keep Pouring the Coffee
Time flies when you’re having fun. But at the office, you’re probably not having that much fun. A recent study shows that people who keep a cup of coffee on their desk when they’re feeling sluggish perk up without taking one sip. Time goes by faster for people who can smell or taste their favorite brew.
Sure, sitting is great, but it’s not good for your health. In fact, sitting for too long can increase your risk of many diseases and it has a negative effect on your mortality. For that reason, it’s important you get off your behind at least once every hour to keep yourself as healthy as possible.
Your workday feels more productive and better if you have after work plans. The reason for this is that you will feel the need to work harder and better if you’re excited to do something you don’t want to cancel; you’ll get things accomplished in the office more quickly so you don’t run the risk of cancelling your plans.