Marketing executives have a lot to do. They can be overwhelmed by work to an extent of neglecting their health and the well-being of their family.
Many executives think that staying healthy only requires going to the gym. There is more to health than physical fitness.
The responsibilities of a marketing executive are vast:
- Boardroom meetings
- Managing employees
- Balancing career life with family
- Working long hours
- Business strategy and development
- Dealing with pressure from customers etc.
In this blog, we are going to look at some of the important things that marketing executives need to incorporate in their lives in order to stay healthy.
Take Regular Short Exercises
With so much work to do, executives can feel overwhelmed by the thought of going to the gym and exercising for long hours. However, short yet effective workouts can go a long way to work your heart and muscles in order to keep physically and mentally fit. Another better way is to do physical activities that are also leisure activities e.g. going swimming with your family is a great way to kill two birds with one stone and get important tasks done at the same time.
“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body; it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.” ~John F. Kennedy
Make a commitment and be consistent
To succeed in anything, you must be committed. You must make a decision to at least free up some of your time to focus on your health. Simple things like not picking up work calls after hours when at home with family or when exercising can help avoid over-burdening your life with work pressure. Be committed to put a line between work life and life outside work and learn to be consistent always.
“Great changes may not happen right away, but with effort even the difficult may become easy.” – Bill Blackman
Eat healthy food and get enough sleep
Many marketing executives tend to be workaholics; they are restless and tend to overwork themselves for them to feel they are doing something. They sleep late working; they can miss their lunch time because they are always busy. Their eating patterns become irregular. It is important to understand that your commitment to a healthy lifestyle is largely important to your mental functionality. You need to eat healthy food for energy and have enough sleep to be able to be productive every day. A healthy lifestyle produces a healthy executive.
“A great day starts with a good night. Getting enough sleep can be just as good as working out” – Ali Vincent
Decide, Prioritize and Manage Time Well
You need to make deliberate choices about which opportunities to pursue and which ones to decline. This helps you not to congest yourself with unnecessary endeavors. Do not just simply react to emergencies; engage meaningfully with work, family and people. Prioritize your life and spend your time wisely with things that matter to you.
“If you care about what people think about you, you will end up being their slave. Reject and pull your own rope.” – Auliq Ice
Make more time for your family
Your family is very important. After all, you work so you can be able to take good care of your family. If you lose your job, a family is what you will be left with. So, it is important to always make time to be with your family in your busy schedules. Women normally do not view themselves as working for their families the way men do. Men see their family as a responsibility of breadwinning, whereas women often see theirs as role modeling for their children. But nothing can beat the value of investing time with family.
“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything!” – Michael J. Fox
Be Social and also Spend Time with Friends
Social connections can strengthen your life. Low rates of anxiety and depression can improve your self-esteem. Connecting with cheerful people can make you happy which in turn keeps you healthy. For instance, you can join fitness while having fun with your friends cycling. ‘All work and no play’ is not sustainable or desirable for today’s executives.
“Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you; spend time with them, and it will change your life.” – Amy Poehler
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Manage Stress and Automate Activities
Work-related stress can be burdensome for marketing executives. Learning to manage stress well can help you remain in control of your affairs both at work and outside work. Take short breaks throughout the day to recharge and refresh. Leave work at a reasonable hour and let others know you have a life beyond work. If you go on vacation or take any off days; try and stay unplugged as much as possible. If you do not manage life, life will mismanage you.
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