In the process of establishing your career and pursuing your goals, it is easy to overlook certain things. If you are caught up in your career, you may let your health needs slide, skipping meals, skipping workouts, consuming too much coffee or not getting enough sleep. While it may feel like your schedule and the demands of your job do not allow you to have the time to take care of yourself, your health should always be a priority. In fact, prioritizing your health is actually good for your career.
Your health is one of the most priceless gifts you have. It is important to treasure and protect it to the best of your ability, regardless of how busy you are or what is currently happening in your career. Taking care of yourself will help you be a better boss, employee, entrepreneur, business owner, thinker, dreamer and doer. Simple ways you can protect your health during some of your busiest seasons include:
• Schedule workouts a few times per week, and do them first thing in your day so other things don’t get in the way.
• Choose a meal subscription service focused on healthy meals so you don’t have to spend time and energy on meal planning and grocery shopping.
• Eliminate the temptation to stress-eat junk food by stocking your workspace with healthy foods and drinks.
• Turn off your phone after a certain hour, and don’t sleep with it in the bedroom. Set a bedtime for yourself, and get sufficient sleep.
When you sacrifice your health, you are sacrificing your ability to think, work and pursue your career goals to the best of your ability. Prioritizing your health will help you avoid long-term consequences and allow you to function at your highest level regardless of the type of job you have and busyness you experience because of your work.