9. Take your breaks, lunches, evenings, weekends and holidays.
Whether it’s a 15-minute tea break in the staff room, or a 20-minute walk outside during lunch, make sure to have consistent and regular breaks away from your desk during the working day. Taking breaks gives your brain a rest and slows things down for a while.
If you’ve been working on a problem for ages and can’t seem to solve it, sometimes a simple 5-minute break away from your desk can clear your head, so that you return to working on it in a more relaxed state of mind.
Think about what sort of person you want to be outside of work, do you want to spend your free time with family, friends, exercising, on your hobbies or in nature? Ensure that time away from work is spent on building the life you want rather than constantly checking your emails and worrying about your workload when you return to your job.