We have to take care of our bodies. Regular exercise has the benefits of keeping your body functions regulated, building up the body's immunity, and keeping you looking and feeling well. Just going on the treadmill after a stressful day of work can do wonders for your body and soul. Try to get in at least twenty minutes of brisk walking 4-5 times a week. Get your head sets and listen to your favorite music at the same time.
7. Develop a Hobby
You might be asking who finds time for a hobby when you are busy? While you may only be able to engage in this activity on weekends, make the time to do something that you enjoy. It could be arts and craft, sports, music, gardening, writing, or reading. Some hobbies can even be turned into money-making ventures, but the critical importance is that engaging in the activity becomes time away from your hectic work schedule, and not an added chore. There must be balance between work and play.
Laughter is still the best medicine! I say this from the perspective from a time when I was virtually unable to laugh; when nothing seemed funny. Having a hearty laugh that comes from your innermost depths, does wonders for your well being. Have a person who are funny as part of your inner circle. Watch some television comedies to help relieve the stress of your busy day. Give yourself permission to laugh. Every Friday, when I was in the classroom, I gave my students permission to laugh for 5 minutes at the end of the day. Laughing is contagious. Try it!
9. Develop an Attitude of Gratitude
No matter how much you have done, there will still be more to be done. No matter how much you have achieved, there will still be more to achieve. Take the time to thank God and others. Concentrate on who you already are, and what you already have, and be grateful. "With feet to take me where I'd go/ With eyes to see the sunset's glow/With ears to hear what I'd know/Dear God, forgive me when I whine/I'm blessed indeed-The whole world's mine" (Author Unknown). It is not a matter of whether the cup is half empty or half full, just be grateful that there is something in the cup!
10. Be a Friend
There is an old adage that says, "To have a friend, you must be a friend." Every one needs at least that one human being with whom you want to share your joys and accomplishment, and to whom you run first when things are not going your way. Treasure those individuals who are your life supports, and be there for them, because at the end of the day, when you have realized your dreams, with whom are you going to share what you have worked so hard to accomplish? Yes, professionals can be productive and successful, while maintaining their sanity in this stress-filled world.