You all might be familiar with this saying – “all day work and no play makes Jack a dull boy!” -- there is strong reason behind this saying. When an individual works continuously without taking any breaks, it affects their health both mentally and physically. This can also lead to further complications such as spine injury, depression and sometimes even death. Scientists say that sitting for extending periods of time can reduce the life-span of a human.
Liking what you do is very vital for any individual to achieve success and self-actualisation. If you do not enjoy your work, it becomes a challenge and moreover a struggle for you to realize the objective of your task. Thus, being motivated at all times is a must for keeping yourself lively and stress-free.
Here are a few tips that will keep you refreshed throughout you busy day at work as a recruiter:
· Ascertain your purpose:
Defining your purpose for working as a recruiter is crucial for you to succeed in your profession. Without a common purpose, work activities might seem a little bland. Hence, before you come to work, what you could do is look at the best possibilities to execute tasks by organising, discussing and planning them. Giving a structure to your tasks will provide you a direction to follow. This will not only keep you busy, but also motivate you towards achieving your daily targets.
· Rewards and recognition:
Work should not just be equated with monetary benefits instead it should also be a fun-filled activity. According to experts, employees who worked solely for money seemed unhappy with their current well-being and those who were intrinsically driven had a much better lifestyle and outlook. A recruiter must consider their job as a sport where there is constant fun and at the same time a learning experience to them.
As a recruiter, your constant focus should be in giving your best towards whatever task you are designated because if you are successful in whatever you do, the company will surely recognise you for your efforts. Besides, if a recruiter regularly achieves their target, they definitely would stand a chance to get more than what they expected.
· Interval breaks:
It is impossible for an individual to sit glued to their desktops or laptops continuously working for 8 to 9 hours. According to experts, sitting continuously in front of the screen can cause heavy damage to vision, strain the spine and can also lead to a number of mental and physical ailments.
Thus, during work it is highly recommended that you at least take a 5 minute break every hour just to break the monotony. You either look up or stare at the ceiling as it helps improves blood circulation and eases neck muscles. Stand up, stretch your arms and legs, brisk walk for minute and come back to your desk.
Similarly, stepping out from office for few minutes and sipping coffee in fresh air won’t do you any harm. It keeps you refreshed and invigorated to resume work. Besides, drinking plenty of water will also enhance blood flow to the body.
· Exercise before or after work:
As a recruiter if work alone is your life, it would be unwise of you. Get in some recreational activities such as running, jogging, gym, meditation, dance, music, yoga etc. One hour of physical activity will keep your refreshed throughout the day. This routine can be either in the morning or evening hours, depending on your work schedule.
· Socialise with people outside of work:
Socialising with colleagues is not a bad thing, but over-dependence on them for support is surely not the best option. A recruiter should network with people from outside of their profession. It is a great way to beat stress. You can join reading clubs, theatre groups, poetry clubs or simply volunteer with NGOs. This will keep you distracted from work and offer you a fresh perspective towards your work.
As a young recruiter, you must realise that you are in the early stages of your career. There is a long way to go. Spending too much time sitting at one place can hinder your performances. Get up frequently, move around. Develop a vocation. Do some recreational activities. Talk to people other than recruiters! Balancing your work with recreation will make you more motivated and give you a stress-free life.