Being at the top of your game and working like a well-oiled machine is something you take pride in. Lately, though, you don’t have your usual verve.
Everything feels a little off. Your energy is lacking, your mood is low, you’re finding it hard to concentrate and you’re not feeling mentally sharp.
All of which is making you stressed about what you’ll miss out on if you can’t get your mojo back.
Take a deep breath, it’s possible to turn things around. And we’ve summed up how you can do it, like this:
- Why You’re Not Performing At Your Peak
- Signs Your Poor Diet Could Be Affecting Your Performance
- 5 Healthy Habits To Living Your Best Life
- How Meal Planning Can Help You Tie It All Together
Why You’re Not Performing At Your Peak
Having an overwhelming number of commitments and responsibilities could mean you’re not getting enough sleep.
At night, you’ve probably been tossing and turning due to stress. According to the Centre for Disease Control, more than a third of the population doesn’t get enough zzz’s.
Also, with such a busy schedule, something has to give. And often it’s things like eating a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle habits, like fitting in exercise, that go awry.
You’re forgetting to take your daily vitamins. Some days you’re resorting to eating fast food.
You’re getting sick more often and you can’t afford to take any downtime. But without taking the rest you need and giving your diet and habits a makeover, you keep falling under the weather.
Signs Your Poor Diet Could Be Affecting Your Performance
When you eat well, go to the gym, and get enough sleep, you feel unstoppable. But when your diet takes a nosedive, the symptoms will start to show.
By mid-afternoon, you feel your eyelids feeling heavy from grogginess. Your sharpness feels dulled and you find yourself distracted and irritable. Getting headaches has become a regular occurrence.
As for going to the gym, you don’t have the energy to, and you can’t remember when you had a night of uninterrupted sleep.
These symptoms negatively impact how well you can perform, but you can’t invest a lot of time to heal yourself. Taking time off in the form of sick days is something you can’t afford to do.
Besides, taking time off means that you will have to catch up when returning to work.
Not being focused and alert day after day is adding up to lost productivity.
Your job requires you to meet specific targets and when your mental and physical strengths are drained, you simply are unable to make those goals. Which, ultimately, could mean being passed over for a promotion.
5 Healthy Habits To Living Your Best Life
Health is wealth, and once you get your body and mind into its best shape by trying these strategies, you can get the most out of life.