The freedom to choose who you want to work with and how you spend your time is a major upside. I’m very specific about working with businesses or individuals who are ready and serious about creating healthy behaviour changes within themselves or their workplace. Not everyone wants it. At least, not until it is too late.
The downsides are that it can be challenging to stay on top of your game with internet marketing moving at such a rapid rate. I’m in the midst of developing an online e-Course to help people lose weight and keeping up with new and innovative ways to attract my ideal customer online takes time and research. Cutting through all of the white noise and clutter on the internet and social media to show you are unique and be able to stand out can be challenging. But my passion, persistence, drive and stamina get me through any times of frustration..
Technology has invaded our lives.... It was meant to make our life easier but in actual fact it’s the opposite. From replying to emails to keeping up with social media as it is all easily accessible on our iPhone and iPad. It is hard to disconnect from work, especially when you are passionate about what you do. Therefore, you don’t get the downtime that you need.
4. What can employers do to help create a healthy workplace for their staff, that is also good for productivity?
Also, I’m a true advocate of an extended lunch break. Imagine what a one hour, or even 90 minute lunch-break could do to cut the obesity rate if people took this opportunity to get some exercise.
(Interviewer's note - for some good time management tips, take a look at "How to plan your day")
6. Any final tips on what people can do at work to energise themselves and remain healthy and resilient?
Absolutely, here are my Top 5 Tips for Staying Healthy so that you can accomplish more:
i) Eat breakfast – start your day off with a healthy protein smoothie jam- packed full of either fruits, vegetables and/or super-foods. They are simple to whip up and an easy way to include more fruits and veggies in your diet.
Thank you Ireene - simple steps which can make a significant difference to maintaining a sound sense of wellbeing. More health tips can be found at Stress Management Techniques
About the author
Brian Carroll is the founder of Performance Development, a corporate training business in Melbourne, Australia. He is a qualified psychologist and experienced management coach with a passion for helping people reach their full potential. You can find out more about Brian at his Google + profile