“I believe in hard work. It keeps the wrinkles out of the mind and spirit.” – Helena Rubinstein (1872–1965)

Keeping your mind fresh and active is very important in our day to day lives but also at the same time keeping a healthy balance between work and pleasure. Many times  during the day when you don't do anything your mind becomes frustrated, and normally leads to a headache. Also if you tend to over sleep you normally wake up more tired  than before,   this normally happens to me.

How many times  we attempt to start work on something but instead  just stare at a blank screen or paper, or how many times  we have forgotten what we were meant to say or do. It all goes down to having a healthy mind and balance.

Below are some of my own experiences and tips to share with you on how to have a good balance between work, and pleasure.


I would say the most important part of keeping your mind fresh is having  an adequate amount of sleep. Now sleeping too much can also have its side effects, just as having less sleep would do .         On average you should have at least 6.5 to 7.5 hours  sleep a day.  This will keep your mind and body fresh and ready for a new challenge every day.


During a busy day we can easily skip meals or have quick snacks at our desks or while travelling, this may fill you up temporarily, but your body is not getting the right nutrition, Try to have at least 2 full meals a day (ideally Breakfast and Dinner), and a decent biting at lunch. The type of food also plays a part in keeping a healthy mind, I'm not a nutritionist or a dietician , but I total agree in having healthy fresh diet including   fruits and vegetables. Skipping meals or not eating at all , can make one tired quickly and have an impact on your day to day activities.


I'm not a big fan of fizzy drinks, I believe water is sufficient. Water has many benefits from losing weight to better skin, and also improving productivity at work, as it keeps your mind fresh. Our brain is mostly made up of water.  Intake of decent amount of water  in a day helps with keeping mind fresh and active.


Sitting in an office behind a desk all day, can get one really down and frustrated. Mind needs fresh air and time to relax.  Going down to the gym or playing sports everyday can become quite challenging .The simplest way I find is taking a  walk normally at midday just after lunch. This would help to enhance your performance during the day.

Overall  walking  or any sporting activity  in a day will help to maintain fresh and healthy mind

We all know work is very important and that’s  what pays our bills and food on our table, at the same time have a stable mind and a clear focus at work will improve efficiency and productivity.

Article By: Wasim Ismail

Wasim’s a project manager at Alrayes Web Solutions along with an online SEO consultant & blogger for business at wasimismail.com, specialising in online business.

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