Everyone needs a little time to relax and regenerate energy after having it depleted throughout a long workday. While working, you are enduring a lot of stress and tension, and, over time, this can take its toll on your body. Here, Kevin Dalby takes a look at how to recharge and reinvigorate yourself after a workday effectively.
- Develop a Bedtime Routine
Creating a bedtime routine is vital in keeping yourself feeling fresh and full of energy for your workday. Having a plan for your evening can help you get in bed at a reasonable time and spend your evening doing things you enjoy. Of course, be flexible and allow yourself more time if you need to, but having the basics planned out can help make things a lot easier.
- Find Something Relaxing to Do
This may be obvious to some, but things like a hobby, television series, book, or other relaxing activity could help relieve some of the stress and tension you are harboring. Dedicating a set amount of time to be a human and let loose can help make you feel better and keep you feeling more balanced. Also, note that it can help prevent burnout, which is unfortunately common for people who have intense schedules or stressful jobs.
- Get Enough Sleep
Sleep is a critical part of your routine. It is in no way a luxury; everyone needs an adequate amount of sleep to effectively recharge and feel okay in the morning while starting a new day. Without sleep, your body cannot repair itself, and you will perpetually feel worn down and exhausted. This, in turn, impacts your productivity and time at work, creating a cycle that’s hard to break.
- Take Care of Yourself
Your health plays a significant role in how you feel. If you are not feeling well, you will not be recharged for work, even when doing everything else right. Seeing a doctor regularly and having checkups can help ensure you are healthy and that your body is functioning properly.
- Change Your Lifestyle
It is tempting to buy into the fast-paced lifestyle that many take on in this modern, hustling, and bustling world. Unfortunately, this routine takes a toll on the body and can be part of what makes you feel worn down. Get up, get active, and feed your body fuel it can use effectively. You only get one body, so treating it right is essential for feeling and looking your best.
There are a lot of factors that go into how you feel each day. Treat yourself well and take breaks when you need to ensure you are ready for what each new day brings!
About Kevin Dalby
Dr. Kevin Dalby is a chemical biology and medicinal chemistry professor currently working on cancer drug discovery. At the College of Pharmacy at The University of Texas, he examines the mechanisms of nature and cancer to develop new treatments and teach and motivate students to conduct research. Dalby is optimistic about the future of cancer treatments.