Did you know that your dietary choices have a huge impact on your productivity?
Well, I used to think being lively at the work place only needed self-motivation and the right attitude. But how come there are days when you enjoy working and you just keep going, while sometimes you feel morale is below zero? Could it be a shift in mentality or fatigue kicks in other times? While these might be factors affecting individuals’ productivity curves, your diet does have a significant influence on your modus operandi.
You’ve probably heard the cliché “you are what you eat”? Think about the last time you ate junk food. How did you feel? The truth is, junk food makes you tired, slows you down, and makes your brain foggy. Call me a glutton but a bag of French fries makes me feel hungrier! It’s just something I can’t eat for lunch and continue working through the afternoon. In fact, I decided the only time I can eat any sort of junk is if I’m going home to eat straightway – that’s when my wife just called to say food will be ready then.
Surprisingly, I’ve seen many people grab a quick one for lunch. I thought that was before meal prep was discovered but it still happens. People end up eating what’s closest and most convenient around rather than what’s good for their well-being. But, eating right needs planning – not as complicated as planning a wedding – but simply this is what I’m going to eat and on this day. That’s what meal prep is about and it can increase your productivity at work in ways you could not imagine.
Let’s explore how: