21 Day Workaholic Recovery Plan Completed (Ok so it took 49 Days!)

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For any of you who have followed my 21 Day Workaholic Recovery Plan, you might have noticed that I omitted writing about week 3 of my plan which was dedicated to getting back into a fitness routine.   The plan was fairly simple and looked something like this:

Week 1: Detox Week.  Very straight forward where I successfully got back on track with:

  • Getting More Sleep
  • Taking a Much Needed Break (vacation)
  • Daily Juicing and/or Smoothies
Almost immediately I felt my energy return and was a much much much happier person as I slowed down and recharged my body and mind.  I’m happy to say that I am still going strong and finding a pretty decent balance between work and play!  I highly recommend it.
Week 2:  Setting-Work-Boundaries-Plan. This required a bit more planning, but overall, was pretty easy to implement and included:
  • Delegating
  • Adhering to Cut Off Times! 
  • Setting Realistic Goals and Time Lines.  
Overall, what I find at the center of successfully setting (and adhering) to work boundaries is planning.  Good time management, setting goals and making a realistic plan not only has been helping to manage my work load, but also is seeping into other areas of self care like diet and exercise.
Last but not least there was Week 3 which proved to be the biggest challenge!

Week 3: Get-Back-In-Shape-Plan

  • Get Back to Yoga
  • Walk More. Drive Less
  • Drink More Water
Despite knowing that this would put me over the top with regards to feeling my best, I kept finding myself (like most of us) saying things like   “I’ll get to that” or “I’m so busy this week” or “Oops – ok I’l be better next week”
So this past week I decided to put my money where my mouth is and get with the program.  This week, I managed to get in 2 yoga classes, daily walks and a long hike.   I bought a quart sized water jug (BPA free) and it is my new best friend.  And I have to say, putting this plan all together has made all the difference in the world!  And now the trick is to keep it up because I’m convinced more than ever that while good health and self care is multi-pronged, it can be distilled into three main areas:
  1. Fueling Your Body.  This includes getting enough sleep and rest, eating well and exercising.
  2. Making Smart Choices In the Office:  This includes good ergonomics (your set up, postures and productive work styles), stress management and time management.   All of these things will have a dramatic impact on your productivity.
  3. Enjoying Yourself Out of the Office: This means when you are off work – REALLY being off work (no checking of work e-mails, messages or tweets), being present and turning off your screens and last but not least, exploring ways to enjoy yourself and make the most of your downtime.
What are things you do in the office as well as out of the office to feel your best?    Leave us a comment and let us know!
Until the next time, be happy, energized and productive!

As always, here’s to your health!

Vivienne Fleischer-Miller, PBE Co-Founder

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