Gym time? Meal prep? Morning meditation? If you’re rolling your eyes thinking, “Who has time for that?! My schedule is already jam-packed,” you're probably letting your career get in the way your health. In order to be the best version of yourself at work, you need to make sure you are taking time for you. That could mean slotting 30 minutes in the morning for a quick sweat, forgoing Seamless for a home-cooked meal, or taking yourself out for a 10-minute massage.
Self-care is just as important to professional success as work ethic is. Lack of sleep, poor eating, and overwhelming stress should alert you that something is wrong. Take them as cues to take a step back and evaluate if it’s time for you to look for a new job, or just create more boundaries between home and the office.
Whatever you decide to do, your career and health will thank you for it.