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8 Habits For A Healthier Workday

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1. Pack a pre-made lunch

A great way to start your workday on the right foot is to pack a lunch. By bringing your own lunch to work you can ensure you will have a healthy lunch option, and you’ll also save time and money – up to $2600 a year, assuming you’re spending $10 per lunch. That’s a holiday fund!

2. Stay hydrated

Not only is drinking plenty of water important for your physical heath, it also helps keep you mentally sharp. Forgetting to keep up your water intake can lead to dehydration, which can cause headaches, fatigue, and lack of concentration. Make staying hydrated easier by bringing a reusable water bottle with you to work each day and aiming to drink approximately 2 litres while you’re there.

3. Create a to-do list

Creating a to-do list at the start of your workday is a great way to visualise your goals for the day, and plan out how and when you will achieve them. Find a structure for your to-do list that works for you. Some people like to plan out their workday by the hour, while others find they’re more productive ticking off items on their to-do list organised by task rather than time. It’s important to remember that your daily to-do list is not only there to keep you organised, but also to keep you motivated. If you create a list that is miles long it will be easy to become overwhelmed and give up the on your list altogether. A good tip is to write your list of what you would like to achieve then break your tasks into daily and weekly tasks. So, what you can’t get done in a day, you can get done in a week.

4. Maintain proper posture

If your work requires you to sit at a desk for most of your day, chances are you’ve experienced related neck or back pain. Workplace injuries caused by bad posture are super common, but there are measures you can take to improve your posture and lower your risk of injury. The best thing to practice a neutral posture, which is your spine’s natural alignment. A neutral posture can be achieved when sitting at a desk by keeping your monitor at eye level, keeping your back flat against your chair with your shoulders back, and resting your feet flat on the floor.

5. Make time for movement

Sitting at a desk for hours at a time is not healthy for your physical or mental health, so it’s super important you find time in your workday for movement. A lunchtime walk is a great way to get in some exercise, and the benefits range from lifting your mood to reducing stress. Don’t have time to leave the office? No worries. We’ve put together a list of exercises you can do from your desk.

6. Look after your mental health

We all know that work can sometimes bring stress and worry into your day, and that anything from looming deadlines to working overtime can seriously start to impact your
mental wellbeing. Sure, it’s great to take pride in your work, but if your work is seriously impacting your mental health, it’s time to take a step back. Keep on top of your mental
health by taking breaks during your workday to get some fresh air or chatting to a co-worker or HR manager if you are feeling overwhelmed. Remember to take your annual leave when you can, and make time for other interests and hobbies in your life that aren’t work related to de-stress. And if you’re looking for a new job, create a profile on I Want 2 Work.

7. Keep it fun

Sure, the workplace is a place to get work done, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add some fun into your workday. In fact, if you don’t ever have fun at work then you’re probably in the wrong job. From going out to lunch with co-workers, to showing your manager the hilarious YouTube video you saw last night, be sure to inject some fun and laughter into your workday.

8. Switch off after hours

Whether you’re back in the office, or still working from home, it’s important to keep work for work hours only. Sure, there’ll be the odd project you need to work overtime on, but day to day try to only engage with work during your set hours. This may include shutting down your work laptop, switching off your work phone, or stopping checking work emails after a certain time. Switching off from work allows you to relax and recharge for the next day, as well as enjoy quality time spent with loved ones.

Exercises At Your Desk: 8 Easy Ways

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EXERCISE AT YOUR DESK: 8 EASY WAYS

Doing exercise at your desk is an easy way to get some movement in to your day (which should ideally start with a solid morning routine). Sitting at a desk is a big part of a lot of people’s jobs, but extended periods of sitting can be damaging to your health. It’s important to cultivate healthy habits during your workday but we know times are busy and, and you can’t always go for a lunch time walk or hit the gym. So we’ve put together a list of 8 quick and easy exercises, and the steps to complete them, that you can do during the workday from the comfort of your desk.

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5 tips for staying healthy during lockdown

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Sydney has entered its fourth week of lockdown, marking close to a month of being away from our normal routines. It’s easy to form some not-so-healthy habits during lockdown, and if you’re feeling anxious and unmotivated you’re not alone. In a time like this it’s more important than ever to look after yourself and prioritise your health, so we’ve put together five simple tips for staying healthy while you’re staying at home.

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5 breakfasts that will give you more energy at work

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Looking for breakfasts that will give you more energy at work? Look no further. We’ve rounded up five of the best options to kickstart your day so you can fuel yourself physically and mentally to take on whatever is thrown at you. These classic breakfast favourites, as well as some new and improved options, will save you time, money, and calories and sustain your energy levels all day long.

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How to change from being ‘busy’ to becoming ‘productive’

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Are you one of those people that says “September’s over already?”. If you are, it may be because you feel so busy that the year has just flown by. With work and home life, does anyone have free time anymore? Well, perhaps it is time to start working on becoming less busy, and more productive.

What is the difference between being ‘busy’ and ‘productive’ you may ask? There is a huge difference between the two. You can be busy all day and still feel like you’re behind on accomplishing your tasks. Whereas if you are productive you most likely have made a solid start, if not you’re already finishing something you’ve set out to do.

For example, have you ever crossed off 80% of your to-do list without getting the two most important things completed? You might have been really busy, but were you productive? Here are some differences between busy people and productive people:

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What your email inbox says about you

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There are two types of people in this world: those with hundreds of unread messages in their inbox, and those who can’t relax until that pesky little notification icon is gone. So, what does your email management say about you?

Inbox Zero

If your inbox is completely clean with all messages and emails read, you are part of the majority. One user poll found 67% of people like to achieve an empty inbox (inbox zero).

An organised inbox could also mean:

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What should you do if you feel stressed at work?

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Work stress isn’t fun, and it’s alarmingly common. New research shows 64 per cent of Australians are stressed at least once a week at work. Heavy workloads, unrealistic deadlines, working overtime, time pressures, miscommunication and lack of support can all contribute to work stress levels. Staying healthy at work is essential for your productivity and wellbeing, but jobs can inherently be difficult at times. If your work stress is getting on top of you, try these tips. Read More

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