What is the best way to ensure you are not over working?
Last Updated: 04/21/2020 at 7:22am
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Remember to take a break every 3-4 hours at least. Get up, stretch, walk around, or even just browse the net, find something that gets you away from your work. Also look for signs that your over worked like being very preoccupied with only your work, sleeping very little due to work, broken sleep, stressing about work or going back to work, etc.
The best way to ensure you are not over working is to stop when you begin to feel tired and strained.
Be well rested and have breaks in between your overtime shifts to ensure you are not stressed out from work.
The best way to ensure that you are not over working is when you still have time for yourself and your family. You'll know if you're overworking when youre only think about work and when you're stressing out.
It's important to ask yourself questions such as, are you able to keep yourself healthy? Do you have the time to eat well, stay hydrated, even work out? This includes the time it takes to prepare healthy meals and shower. Are you spending a fulfilling amount of time with friends and family? Do you have enough time to spend on your hobbies? Sometimes people do have to work more than is healthy in order to support themselves and their families, but ideally you should have enough time to be healthy as well as work.
Give yourself a break every day - whether it's eating your favorite dessert or going out for a run or exercising, you need to give yourself time to recharge. Maintain a schedule if you can.
The best way to ensure that you're not over working is to take time out of your schedule for Self-Care. Self-care can include any activities which relax you. It can be something as simple as taking a mid-day nap.
Consider taking a step back and analyzing how you spend your time. If you suspect you're spending too much time working, ask yourself if the time you spend working is preventing you from spending time on the other things that really matter to you in life. Are your grades suffering as a result of an imbalanced work/life schedule? What about your relationship with your friends, your kids, or your family? Once you recognize the imbalance in time management in your life, you can begin to think about how to adjust how you spend your time to fix it, and restore balance.
Always take breaks. Drink water, eat a health snack. You can try using the Pomodoro Technique to break up you work sessions. Here is the link to get you started: http://tomato-timer.com/
The best way to ensure that we're not overworking is to take self-care breaks. Too much work can cause us to feel burned out (i.e. a state of exhaustion and frustration). Taking simple small self-care breaks like taking a walk, a short nap, stretching, five minutes meditation, drinking a glass of water etc. makes sure that our body gets time to replenish itself.
Making sure you are getting plenty of sleep, if not then you should work less. You will run out of energy really fast if you are over working.
Having a good, planned out self care routine is really important and can help combat overworking. I find that etching out a healthy sleep hygiene routine where I allocate time to no screens/work and give my mind the proper space and time to unwind helps with this. Also, scheduling time to rest and play and sticking to it really helps to ensure that you are not overworking yourself. Being mindful of how you are feeling in your mind and body helps to gauge when you need a break... listen to your physiological cues, when you feel fatigued or cant concentrate- TAKE A BREAK! :)
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