Establishing routines to maintain a healthy body and mind is the first step toward professional
development. Dedication to each of these areas will help ensure that you are on the right track.
Rest and Relaxation
Sufficient rest and relaxation are as necessary as work for a
healthy, happy life.
Sleep helps relieve the frustrations and ten-
sions that are a result of everyday activities.
Most people need six
to eight hours of sleep or they become fatigued and cannot
function properly. Rest and relaxation are necessary to pre-
Being a "night person" will not help you with those
early morning appointments. Your clients deserve a professional
full of energy and vitality.
Being able to relax and "get away from it all" is also very important for a healthy body and mind.
Reading a good book, listening to music, watching TV or going for a walk can all provide a relaxing
change of pace, allowing you to return to work refreshed.
A regular exercise program will help you feel better, look
better and work better!
Your muscles, heart muscles included,
need to be in their best possible condition. Exercise is a proven
method through which you can keep your muscles toned and equip
your body to better cope with the stressful situations in your business
and personal life.
Exercise also helps stimulate the blood
circulation in your body and encourages proper functioning
Take the time to set up an exercise program you will enjoy, such as a brisk daily
walk, tennis a few times a week, bicycling or hiking on the weekend, aerobics or
yoga to keep your body toned and in shape. Just getting out a few times a week to
enjoy the fresh air will help! Remember that you have chosen a profession that is
very physical and the better conditioning you give your body, the greater the chances
of your success and health. Round out your exercise program by remem-bering to
exercise your mind also. Reading is the best form of exercise for the mind.
Worry and fear are two emotions that can be injurious to mental health. Sometimes you may
tend to get caught up in these two emotions and fail to exercise your choice to take charge of
your life by controlling your thoughts and emotions.
HEALTHY BODY AND MIND
Exercise your mind . . .