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Posted November 28, 2008 by

What you eat and how you treat your body affects how you feel at work.

How do you feel at work? Are you tired throughout the day?
Being tired and having low energy is common in the workplace. But, wouldn’t it be great if you could take a pill and feel better magically?
There is no mystery to feeling better at work. You take care of yourself first and then you can take care of the demands that have been placed on you. If you want it, you can start to feel better at work during the holiday season by doing the following:
1. Make Better Food Choices
When you are hungry, what do you reach for? Something quick? The problem is “quick” doesn’t always equal “nutritious.” Cookies, donuts, candy, and other tasty treats might feel good in the moment, (especially when they are all around you), but you will end up feeling worse later in the day. Make better food choices, one meal at a time. Small changes can have a big impact on how you feel.
2. Get Active
Do you move your body? Do you feel stiff sitting at your desk all day? Getting active doesn’t always mean having to go to the gym. You can take a walk at lunch. You can take the stairs instead of the elevator. You can stretch at your desk. You can hand deliver your inter office mail. As long as you are moving, you will feel better. Your body will thank you.
3. Relieve Your Stress Level
Stress is a killer of energy. When you are wound up, your body feels tighter. Your shoulders are up. Your body is stiff. Ten minutes is all you need to make a difference. Get up from your desk and walk around. Visit a co-worker. Take a break for lunch. Go outside and get some sun. Stress is a normal part of your workday, but it doesn’t have to get the best of you.
debbrown.jpgArticle by Deborah Brown-Volkman, a top professional Certified Coach (PCC), sought-out career coach & expert, best-selling author, and the President of , Surpass Your Dreams, a successful career coaching, life coaching, and mentor coaching company that has been delivering a message of motivation, success, and personal fulfillment since 1998.