Surviving 80 Hours a Week: Tips and Tricks

Working 80 hours a week can feel like an impossible task, but fear not. With these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to handle the grind with ease. From staying hydrated to taking breaks in between work, we’ve got everything covered.

The Importance of Hydration

Staying hydrated is crucial when working long hours. Ensure that you drink at least eight cups of water throughout the day to keep yourself going. If you’re someone who forgets to drink water while working, try setting up reminders using apps such as WaterMinder or Hydro Coach.

Others ways to hydrate

  • incorporate veggies with high-water content (cucumber, celery)
  • green tea contains caffeine w/o jitters
  • decaf coffee or hot chocolate for warm liquids

Get Enough Sleep

It’s important to get enough sleep each night so that your body has time to recover before starting another day at work. Try sticking to a regular sleep schedule where possible – this will help regulate your body’s internal clock and make it easier for you fall asleep at night.

Avoid Overworking Yourself

While it may seem like overworking yourself will lead to greater productivity levels in the short-term; ultimately it leads towards burnout! Schedule breaks frequently during your working hours; getting up & refocusing eyes can do wonders!

Taking Breaks

  • Go outdoors & breathe fresh air
  • Do a quick stretch session
  • Grab cup of coffee
  • Snack break
Break ideas Estimated Time
Walk around 10 minutes
Stretch Make sure others are comfortable
Coffee Break Socialize

## Deskercises

When sitting @ desk all day || needs movement!! Here r some mobility exercises u could easily manage any time 🙂

Example Deskercises

  • Seated Leg Raise: Sit with straight back + lift one leg, hold a few seconds, and lower to top of the floor without touching. Do 20 reps for each leg.
  • Calf Raises: Stand up on tippy-toes & come down slowly in X an Y directions, give both calves nice stretch! Repeat.

Keep Your Workspace Clean

It can be easy for things to pile up on your desk when you’re working long hours; however, it’s important to keep your workspace clean and organized so that it doesn’t become too cluttered or distracting. Try setting aside time at the end of each day to tidy up—this will make it easier for you start fresh the next morning.

Desk Essentials

  1. Hand sanitizer bonus points if avocado scented!!!
  2. Lysol/Clorox wipes
  3. Trashcan
  4. Phone charger

Fueling Your Body Right!

When working a lot leaves little time for anything else – proper nutrition often falls by waysight!! Making sure y are fueling well leads towards improved productivity PLUS u don’t have feel guilty about fast food runs!

Easy meal options-

  • Taking advantage of healthy delivery apps
    • YouCanteen – Healthy Meal Delivery
    • GrubHub

Best foods/snacks

  • Veggies with high-water content (carrots,cucum)
  • Trail mix /nuts
  • Hummus/Crackers

Manage Expectations

One source-work misser is not ‘if’ but when! Most companies operate under deadlines/milestones that need hit + communication must always be key!

Direct Communication Tips:

1.Set clear expectations around every project from project outset
2.Schedule daily meetings
to keep involved parties updated & abreast on all emerging issues!
3.Provide regular progress reports

Don’t Forget These Bonus Tips!

  • Keep a consistent sleep schedule+++
  • Stay off the interwebs before bed+++
  • Say no to late night calls/emails (unless #emergency)+++

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