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6 ways to charge yourself while working

charge yourself while working

On average, we spend about 70% of our lives working. It is natural to get tired, worn out, or frustrated. But life is no movie. You definitely cannot pack your bags and go to Corsica and pretend to be someone else just for taking a break (I know you got the reference).

In reality, things happen much differently… and you need to find out normal ways to charge yourself while working. Yeah, that sounds stupid but it’s a lot better than an “I want to talk” meeting with HR.

So, let’s go on and see what are the different ways to charge yourself

1. Use the Pomodoro method

The name might be a little difficult to pronounce but the method is quite easy to introduce in your work life. The method basically tells you to work for 30 mins with absolute focus and then take a 5 minutes break. Repeat this cycle 4-5 times as per your choice then take a break for 30-45 mins. 

This works great to prevent work from overwhelming your mind and also helps you with time management. At the end of the day, you will be surprised to see the amount of work you can do without feeling burdened.  

2. Take time to breathe

People are so neck-deep in work, that often the day looks like Work > Eat > Sleep. So, whenever you feel overwhelmed, maybe it’s not because of work, maybe it’s because you haven’t taken a pause in a long while, or maybe because that one coworker isn’t keeping quiet. JK! 😉

In such situations, stop, take a few deep breaths and think of something happy, maybe go and have a cup of coffee on your balcony. You will feel much better than before.

3. Listen to music

I’m sure you at least have a pair of earphones with you in the bag. Take it out, plug it in and play some good songs on it. Choose whatever genre you like and hum on it.

A good dose of music is proven to release the feel-good hormones from the brain, which ultimately gives you an energy spike that gets you moving and working. But make sure, not to distract other workers. No one wants to hear your favourite song on repeat, you know.

4. Eat and drink well

The food we eat has a lot of impact on our mood. Avoid foods that have heavy sugar intakes such as cake, soda, or cookies. Not only do they impact energy levels negatively, but they also increase carbohydrates levels in your body.

Since you don’t move a lot in your office, this will ultimately make you gain unnecessary weight. So, get accustomed to a healthy lifestyle, drink premium tonic water, and go on frequent walks around your office.

5. Maintain the work-life balance

Maintaining a work-life balance is hard especially after covid times. But it is quite necessary so that the mind can feel relaxed before hitting the chair on Mondays.

Start saying no if you are not able to take extra work and maintain boundaries for work calls on weekends. A small step like this will prove to be a lot of help for the well-being of your mental health.

6. Go for daily workouts

Most offices these days provide access to gyms because they understand the importance of their employee’s health and fitness. Now, it’s time you understand it as well and hit the gym while you are at work.

If your work hours are flexible, hit the gym in between and exit with a huge boost of energy for the rest of the day. Or if you don’t have flexible work hours, try to work out in the morning or after your day ends.

Also, Check – How to organize your office space: 7 Tips

7. Keep your cubicle organized

Researchers have found that visual clutter has a lot of impact in enhancing stress in the workspace. If your cubicle is disorganized, chances are you would get frustrated even with tiny-little tasks.

So, whenever you find time during breaks, get your hands inside the most cluttered cabinets and organize them, clean your desks, and don’t keep your wires hanging. You will feel a lot better and refreshed to focus on other tasks.

Over to you…

Feeling stressed during work is natural, but there are ways to control it and with these tips, you will surely be able to do that.

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