Drink Away!: Meet your new favorite drink – H2O. Yes I’m talking about good ole water and its magical properties. It’ll zap you with energy and spirit away internal waste; leaving you feeling full (we’ll tackle sugar craving ahead). Water keeps you fresh and alert, not to mention encourages you to take that extra walk to the loo, shaking you out of your stupor.
Keep your snacks close: Yes you read that right. We are telling you to keep your snack close. As soon as you’re salty or sugary craving hits you, you must munch on yogurts, dry fruits, fruits, carrots, cucumber, hummus etc. This is the best hack. When you know your enemy then know its weaknesses too. Keep healthy snacks within reach; before you know you’re eating habits will have changed in front of your own eyes. Your nutrition intake will have increased and you’ll already be taking charge against the war on calories.
Deep Reflection and Easy Breathing: Conventional day to day work can lose its charm over a period of time. Simple techniques like deep breathing exercises in between tasks helps you center yourself. It refreshes your mind and thinking ability. Positive Introspection or Reflection at the end of every day brings your attention to simple day to day joys that might otherwise be neglected in the haze of routine work.
Move it and Shake it every now and then: Is your job sedentary? Then pay attention to this hack – stairs are your best friends. Start small but start! If your office is on fifth floor then start by taking the stairs for the first and second floor, catch your elevator for the onward floors. Bring simple activities at your work place – go to the water cooler instead of drinking out of bottles, hand deliver communications or directly talk to your colleague, get Xeroxes and prints; yourself, take a 15 minute walk during your lunch hour etc. There are many chances to get out of your chair in a day, optimize them.
Stretch yourself to feel better: Blink more while looking at the screen, look away from your screen every time you stop to think; there’s no need to keep staring at the screen. Do simple stretching exercises while seated, like massaging your tired legs and feet for a few minutes every now and then is an extremely relaxing exercise.