How to Keep a Balance Between Office Life and Physical Health

13 February 2023

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Learning how to keep a balance between your work life and your personal one is one of the key ingredients to living a balanced and healthy life. We tend to forget about ourselves and our well-being, especially when we work long and stressful hours. Everyone can manage a busy life, but the path might be individual.

Still getting the same results but in different ways. We will talk about some methods for balancing your work life with your physical health. But first, let's talk about the big elephant in the room: why are we trying to balance it in the first place? Who is the real problem, and what is this problem doing to us?

The Big Elephant in the Room is The Stress

One of the biggest reasons why we can't catch our breath and maintain a balance between our office life and physical health is stress. The impact of stress on our bodies is not always a bad thing. Stress is our bodies' way of protecting us from danger, and when it's something that we need to do, such as finishing a deadline or presenting a big project, stress can be a good thing. But if you feel like something is eating you from the inside and you suddenly have these health issues, it means you are suffering from bad stress. A bad case of stress is really overwhelming, and it saps all of your energy. If your body is always in "fight or flight" mode and you feel like everything will be ruined in this second, that is when the stress is overwhelming to you. The good news is that you can manage to control it, and here's how you can do it. 

Exhale Stress and Inhale Healthy Lifestyle

Are you tired of being tired all the time? When we feel like this, we tend to think that there is no way out; we're in too deep. Well, that's wrong, because, with only these small steps, you can change your whole world. 

Physical activity:
taking a walk to work in the morning will definitely boost your mood, and you will instantly feel more motivated. You can either listen to music while walking or listen to a podcast and learn something new. In this way, your brain will not be limited to only work information. 

Drink Water and Take Your Vitamins:
We need our brains to focus and concentrate in order to perform well in our jobs, and we can achieve that by taking supplements and drinking water. Because our bodies may refuse to absorb certain vitamins from food, it is best to supplement them in another way. Just make sure you know what types of vitamins you need, as this is very important. Hydration affects our brain and keeping yourself hydrated in your workplace and at home is essential. Be careful with the type of water you choose to drink and try to avoid bottled water. We are all about healthy lifestyles here, right? You will definitely be the hero of your office if you ask your HR to use a reverse osmosis system that will filter the water. Clean water will make you enjoy it differently, and in this way, you will drink more of it.

Balanced diet:
On your day off, create a meal plan for the whole week. There are a lot of recipes you can find online, and another great idea is that you can store a lot of these meals. In this case, you will spend less money and eat better. You will not lose time preparing your lunch in the morning, and you will not order takeout after work. Keeping a healthy and balanced diet is crucially important because not only will your body feel lighter and more energetic, but you will also sleep better, and it will boost your immune system. 


Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is not something that just happens without any effort on your part. By organizing a healthy and balanced meal diet for the week, taking a walk to work, enlightening your mind with different podcasts, drinking water, and taking supplements, your body will feel more alive and awake. When the mind feels lighter, the body will listen. Nothing matters if you are not taking care of yourself.

For Paylab.com, Aurora Heidrick

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