In this fast-paced 24/7 technological world that more people at work are facing more responsibilities, longer hours, and are expected to be wired to their phones. It is not uncommon for people to mention that they feel “permanently wired to their jobs.” This feeling of permanent wiring forces many people to take their work life home with them not giving them the necessary recovery from a busy work day adding more fuel to the fire
One of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself is setting aside the phone and making time for your loved ones. Work will always be there and waiting but the key is to make yourself a number one priority on setting boundaries on when you are willing to work.
If you are not on the clock then it can wait until the morning.
Make the time to breathe, smile, and laugh.
Studies also show that for many shift workers who put in long hours are more prone to accidents and injuries. One of the main reasons is that they are unable to catch up on their sleep. Some research has shown that night workers sleep less during the day, and less deeply when asleep. The accumulation of sleep debt can result in impaired judgment or delayed reaction time, which in turn can lead to accidents.
The fact of the matter is whether you work long shift hours or in a office you need to begin to take back the power of your own health and alleviate the daily stress of heavy workloads. How do you make your health a number one priority when you are working long hours? It is by being proactive and taking small simple steps in changing your daily routine.
It’s by making small changes to your daily routine that can make an impact on your daily work life. Small steps to positive change will make for a healthier you and help release some of the daily symptoms of everyday work stress. You have to make yourself a number one priority because when you take care of you it rises everything in your life reaching you to your highest potential.