5 Recovery Practices To Improve Productivity

mindset and goals personal development Dec 23, 2021
Rest, Repair and Recovery

Do you know that recovery is just as important as hard work? Of course I am in no way making light of the importance of hard work during the process of achievement. Suffice it to say, while you have to work hard and smart to be a success, it is also important to have a recovery plan as part of the process. So here are five recovery practices to improve productivity as you pursue excellence.

Get adequate sleep

Adequate sleep is a biological necessity for our physical and mental well-being. To function at optimal levels, you need to rest, repair, and recover from daily stress on the mind and body. Getting between 7-9 hours of sleep nightly will do the job.

Exercise frequently

Physical activity can boost energy, mood, cognition, reduce stress and improve performance. In fact, exercise and sustained productivity are closely linked.

Eat healthy

Your food is your fuel. Just as a car runs best with a full tank of gas, your body needs the right kind of food to perform at its best. A balance of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, minerals, vitamins, and water will give your body what it needs for optimum performance.

Express gratitude daily

Having positive emotions tend to increase energy and creativity. One way of inducing such positive emotions is by being grateful every day. So find 2-3 things to be grateful for each day and watch how it positively impacts your mood and well-being.

Laugh often

When it comes to relieving stress, more giggles is just what the doctor orders. As a matter of fact, a merry heart does good like medicine. Furthermore, when you start to laugh, not only does it lighten your load mentally, but it also induces physical changes in your body, soothes tension, relieves pain, increases personal satisfaction and improves your mood.

So do you want to be a high performer and have more energy to get more things done each day without burning out? Engaging in these recovery practices will help you boost your energy levels, improve, your physical and emotional states and lead to a more productive life.