6 Tips for Maintaining Your Health as a Business Professional

6 Tips for Maintaining Your Health as a Business Professional

This is a guest post by Angelyn Jefyna, CEO and Co founder of Intershoppy.

Are you a business person who fails to take care of your health in the midst of heavy work schedule? If yes, here are some of the real factors and tips you can follow and maintain to handle your business life healthy and prosperous.

Few of the common health problems caused in the firm professionals are due to the unhealthy habits. That’s the countless cups of coffee throughout the day, letting prioritizes slip, eating out junk foods, having too much of stress and anxiety, etc.

Plenty of work can affect you emotionally, mentally and spiritually. You will not be able to take care of yourself due to too much pressure. A good professional, though, will be able to control their health along with the work by implementing a few powerful changes along with your routines.

Never fail to prioritize your health. Ultimately, your family life, relationship, body, spiritual life, body, and friendship also will get benefited.

How to Maintain Your Health at Work

1. Don’t spend too much time sitting.

It’s mandatory to stay healthy and active to run your business successfully.

Get up from your place and go for a walk around your office. Have some conversation with your employees.

I assure that this will benefit in reducing your unwanted headaches, soreness and neck stiffness.

Your posture gets bad if you are spending too much time sitting. One alternative is to invest in a standing desk or sit stand desk.

It will help in reducing your stress. That will also improve your energy, mood. In addition, it lowers the  risk of cancer, weight gain and diabetes.

2. Get proper sleep, every night.

Sleep is one of the major factors for running a healthy lifestyle along with success in your business. Make sure you are getting adequate sleep daily so that you will be able to attain the target and succeed within short span of time.

Most of the business professionals who travel almost daily can make use of best travel pillows during the night, so that they can sleep comfortably to meet the next day deadline.

3. Change your lunch habits.

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It’s common for all businessmen to drink at least 6 to 7 cups of coffee every day to reduce the pressure. But the truth is that too much caffeine can cause problems within your body.

Bring healthy lunch from home. Or pack it yourself instead of consuming fast food from restaurants.

4. Healthy relationships.

Focusing on your work only can lead to mental depression and unwanted stress. This can spoil your character as a result.

Maintaining healthy relationships is one of the best ways to increase your happiness. The relationship can be a friend, family, or lover. But it can also be anyone spending time with you for few minutes every now and then. This will bring you more happiness, joy, and positive vibes, and will undoubtedly improve your health.

Smile, laugh, be intentional, form relationships, and don’t isolate yourself.

5. Set some time aside for meditation and exercise.

Its mandatory for the busy business professional to make time for some crucial needs. As important is, however, to spend some of your time exercising and meditating.

Working out daily can reduce your stress and also plays a significant role in keeping you healthy and active throughout the day.

Sport can ensure good endorphins and helps in improving your energy and mood. Perform some deep breathing exercises, yoga, and meditation for five minutes every morning and night for greater relaxation.

6. Start your day off on the right foot.

Never skip breakfast as it aims to increase your metabolism. Skipping it and consuming other unhealthy junk foods or beverages can cause negative impacts on your body and thus reduce results.

Decide what you are going to perform throughout the day, what are the things you need to consider, be prepared to face any situation spiritually, mentally and emotionally.

Now you know all the elements involved in maintaining your health in the business world. What will come first on your list tomorrow?

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8 Tips for Women to Help Grow Their Career

8 Tips for Women to Help Grow Their Career

Why are there so few female CEOs? It’s a commonly discussed topic in the Australian business landscape, and often highlighted as an issue in society.

This has been made evident in the inaugural Robert Half CEO Tracker, commissioned by specialised recruiter Robert Half to identify common traits amongst the leaders of the ASX 200-listed companies. The research found the top position in the workplace is still male-dominated, as the majority of ASX 200 CEOs are men (94%). Only 12 ASX 200 CEOs are women.

It’s an unfortunate fact of the current C-suite employment market, with women underrepresented in top positions – a fact that applies to not only ASX 200-listed companies.

Despite this, it’s well known that diversified boardrooms with women represented across leadership positions bring enormous value to organisations and the wider business community. This is not just because of their wealth of experience and knowledge. But also because of their diverse perspective applied to business strategy that’s required for any organisation to succeed.

Whilst looking at the low percentage of female CEOs, within our Executive Search branch, we’re seeing a strong push for diversity from companies looking to hire at the C-suite level. Organisations are actively specifying diversity in their recruitment agendas, and not only just based on gender, but on an all-inclusive approach.

While there still is a long way to go for women to be represented equally at the boardroom table, it’s encouraging to acknowledge just how far Australian women have come and actively promote steps they can take to further their careers in the business world. More can always be done to empower women within the workplace. And understanding the common professional characteristics of top Australian CEOs is a great place to start their C-suite journey.

For women looking to hone their personal attributes, CEOs need to be clear communicators who are capable of both giving direction and accepting expert opinion. And as with all leadership positions, exceptional people skills are essential. By being assertive, forward-thinking and willing to take risks, ambitious women in the workplace can ascend the corporate ladder to the top job just as fast as their male counterparts.

How Women Can Grow Their Career

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1. Know what you really want.

Think about what you want to achieve in your career – and why. Ask yourself some important questions:

  • As a senior executive would you be willing to work long hours and take up extra responsibilities?
  • Do you like to solve complex problems?
  • Are you comfortable as a leader?
  • And, crucially, how do your family feel about you pursuing a career as a business leader?

2. Develop a career plan.

Determine what you want to achieve, and work out a detailed career plan. This will be a blueprint that maps out your journey to the top of your organisation, allowing you to focus on your ultimate career goals.

3. Work continuously on your leadership skills.

Developing leadership skills is an ongoing process and an essential element for women pursuing a management position. By developing your technical, managerial and social skills, you are more likely to climb the corporate ladder – and be better prepared for the challenges you face along the way.

4. Communicate (more) directly.

Well-developed communication skills are essential for all managers. Yet men and women often have different communication styles.

Women usually take on a more modest tone, and often tend to communicate in an assuming way (“wouldn’t it be better”, “could we perhaps”, etc.). However, for a male audience – who usually communicate in a more direct way – this style of communication can suggest you lack confidence or are unsure about the matter at hand.

5. Take risks.

Women are usually less inclined to take risks than men. Yet this is part of being a leader. If you can prove you are willing to take calculated, carefully considered risks, you’re more likely to assume a managerial position.

6. Offer to take on certain tasks, even those nobody else wants.

A willingness to take on additional projects or raise your hand for tasks that others are sidestepping, can showcase your skills beyond your normal job duties. This is a great way to demonstrate you’re a team player, who is willing to go the extra mile for the company.

7. Do not be afraid to stand out.

All great leaders stand out from the crowd. As a manager, it’s likely you will have to make tough, and at times, unpopular decisions, so be prepared to set yourself apart from others in good times – and in bad.

8. Build your network.

People like to work with people they know. So do not underestimate the possibilities offered by traditional and online networking. Building your network can be important to getting ahead.

About The Author

Robert Half Executive Search specialises in the search for and placement of executive leadership talent across a broad spectrum of function areas and industry sectors.

By being assertive, forward-thinking and willing to take risks, ambitious women in the workplace can ascend the corporate ladder to the top job just as fast as their male counterparts. Here are 8 tips to help women grow their career