Worklife balance

Life – Work – Play – BALANCE = S-E-R-F!

Are you one of the millions struggling to get that perfect balance. 

Inevitably if the balance is not achieved something is bound to give or to get priority and other things remain to be left behind! Normally and to our own detriment, it is our health that is left behind. It is rather unnecessary that our health has to suffer. 

Below you will find only a few of a myriad of applications that have been developed to assist mankind with looking after their health. It is quite amusing that we need a smartphone to tell us what to do! We really are suckers?

Apps for our Mental Well-Being

  1. Insight Timer
    Meditations for sleep, anxiety, and stress, guided by mindfulness leaders as well as celebrities.
  2. Meditopia
    1,000+ guided meditations to choose from based on how you’re feeling; available in multiple languages.
  3. Mend
    A web-based app (no download needed) with daily support and activities for dealing with burnout and heartbreak.
  4. My Possible Self
    Clinically-proven, mental well-being tools.
  5. Smiling Mind
    Daily meditation and mindfulness exercises for adults, youth, and the workplace; available in multiple languages.
  6. Stop, Breathe & Think
    Guided meditations for adults and children, plus a meditation timer; you can also access the app from your Amazon Echo or Dot.

Apps for Your Physical Health

  1. Drinkaware
    Track your alcohol consumption and spend over time so you can become more aware of your drinking habits and set goals to help you moderate your drinking.
  2. Nike Training Club
    Tools, motivation, and support to help you reach your fitness goals; for all levels.
  3. Smoke-Free
    30+ techniques and methods to help quit smoking along with professional advice, tracking tools, achievement badges, and more.
  4. Waterminder
    Achieve your hydration goals and keep track of your water intake by simply tapping your phone.
  5. Map My Walk 

This app will track your steps, your routes and give you feedback regarding your speed, distance, and elevation.

  1. PAM Life

This app will boost your health, nutrition, exercise and fitness, mental and financial wellbeing.

  1. Strava

Physical exercise tracking system.

There are 5 basics that contribute to our well-being. Very simple factors that are so easy to manage.

  • Sleep. The goal is 8 hours.
  • Exercise. The goal is 45 minutes 5 times per week.
  • Rest and recovery. Taken care of by sleeping 8 hours every night.
  • Feeding. Remotely healthy you know that too much of anything is bad for you. 
  • Repeat SERF

If any of the SERF stages are out of sync, too little sleep, too much exercise, too little food, or too much of the wrong food and no rest and recovery, your immune system and your health will take a knock! 

Currently, we are all fighting the Covid monster which gives us so much more incentive to get the balance right. 

I challenge you, let us get the balance right together!

Marius Joubert
Author: Marius Joubert

Founder of the first true community for the restaurant and hospitality industry.

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