In the high-paced environment of the tech industry, it is easy to get caught up in the incessant flow of system updates, strategy changes, website hiccups and everything between.
Not a stranger to the "panic mode", I sat with the tech and digital minds of Dept in Dublin to see how they tackle challenges in the workplace. Everyone seems to have their own remedy or routine to maintain their well-being and mental health. Here are 6 top hacks to help you stay on top of your game and keep your mind and spirit in balance.
1. Sleep Tight
Give your body enough time to reboot. If R2-D2 needs to recharge batteries to perform well, so do you. It will help keep your mind and body rested and ready for new challenges. Everything seems harder when you're tired or stressed, so it is important to get a good night's sleep and eat healthily. Let's face it, in our 24/7 industry with the fast-paced nature and tight deadlines; there is always going to be a level of stress.
2. Create A Sense Of Celebration
Take the time to eat good food, sit at a table, with the TV off - if you don't have a table eat in a restaurant. Sitting on the sofa eating off your lap is terrible for digestion, but also takes away the sense of occasion that sometimes goes with a nice meal with your partner at the weekend.
3. Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
Bringing in your lunch can be helpful as you can choose healthier food that way. Maybe go for a walk at lunchtime to get some exercise and fresh air. Booking into a class or having a sports team training session after work is also good as it means you have to leave the office at 5.30pm.
4. Work SMART
Feeling overwhelmed with your work? Tell someone when you have too much on. We can only do 7.5 hours work in 7.5 hours. Being expected to do more is unfair and unrealistic, so no need to stress about that.
5. Stay Social
Talking to people is really good, rather than just chatting on messaging services. It means that you get a break from the screen (you should have 5 minutes away from the screen in every hour), and gives you a little exercise. Just talking about what is stressing you out with a friend or colleague helps to share the burden and give you perspective.
6. Find Your Sweet Spot
Try lots of different things and see what sticks. Different things work for different people. Not everyone needs to do yoga or cycle, your weapon of choice can be a good book. See what makes you happy and run with it.
I hope these tips can be useful to your wellbeing. Keep hustling and stay positive, Depsters!