If you have been on a plane and paid attention to the emergency instructions, you have been told in case of emergency put your own oxygen mask on first. The reasoning is simple. If something happens to you, you can’t help the people around you if they need it.
The same advice applies to your every day life. You can’t help family, friends, colleagues, or employees if you don’t first take care of yourself. It is important that you practice self-care on a regular basis to keep yourself in good shape. Here are some steps to take:
- Rest: You need to make sure you are getting enough sleep. This isn’t simply a matter of being in bed, you need to make sure you are getting restful sleep. Don’t drink before bed. Try to keep regular hours. Ensure your mattress is in good shape.
- Relax: Make sure you are giving yourself the time to relax. Destress by reading, listen to music, participate in a hobby. Whatever it is that helps you get rid of stress, spend time doing it.
- Exercise: There have been numerous studies showing the link between physical health and mental health. Even if you are not doing a full workout, spend a few minutes each day exercising. Go for a walk, do some push-ups, life some free weights, etc. Even a few minutes each day can increase your health and reduce stress.
- Eat well: You don’t have to become fanatical about your diet, but making sure you include healthy food in your diet is important. Getting the nutrients you need and limiting things like sugar and alcohol keep your body functioning at its best.
Keeping yourself at your peak enables you to handle more. To find out how The Modern Observer Group can help you operate at peak performance, schedule a call today.