At Desks Incorporated we know that when you feel better you are more productive at work and at home. When you feel your best, you have more energy to get your “to do” list done. There are some easy things you can start doing right now that can help you feel better and accomplish more. Here are 5 things from our staff that you can incorporate into your everyday life to be a happier, healthier you.
Schedule Some Quiet Time
Today’s world is a busy, noisy place and carving out some time and space where it’s actually quiet can seem nearly impossible. But it’s important and should be a daily priority. Even 15 minutes of quiet time can allow you time to rejuvenate and replenish your energy level. Optimize your quiet time by enjoying the health benefits of meditation or even take a quick power nap. Napping is good for your heart and weight and it makes you happier.
Say Thank You
People who regularly practice gratitude by taking time to notice and reflect upon the things they’re thankful for experience more positive emotions, feel more alive, sleep better, express more compassion and kindness, and even have stronger immune systems. So, at least once a week; take a moment to tell someone – whether it’s your significant other or a co-worker — that you appreciate them. It will make you both happier.
Get Some Exercise
And by SOME we mean just 20 minutes a day. That’s all it takes to start realizing the mental benefits of exercise. You don’t need to run a marathon, you just need to get up and move. Play Pokémon Go (we hear it encourages walking and it’s all the rage), grab a co-worker and take a quick walk on your lunch break, or take the dog for a walk when you get home. The different ways of getting up and moving are endless as are the benefits you’ll gain.
There are a lot of studies that show social connections improve health and increase happiness. To enhance these relationships in your life it’s important to make sure it’s quality time spent with people you care about. There’s a big difference between being present and focused on the people you’re interacting with and having constant electronic interruptions or outside distractions. Turn off your cell phone. It feels pretty good when the people you are hanging out with are engaged, involved in the conversation and the people to people connections rather than the electronic ones. You’ll enjoy your social interactions a lot more and so will the people you’re with.
Get More Sleep
For at least 40% of the US population, getting more sleep would make our lives so much better. Its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood though; getting enough sleep can benefit your heart, weight, mind and a lot more. The next time you have a few days off one of the best things you can do is work on making sure you have good sleep habits.
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