Executive Athlete: How To Conquer Your Busy Schedule

Executive Athlete: Part 1

How to Conquer Your Busy Schedule

As an executive athlete, there’s no doubt that your schedule is always packed. But how do you give yourself the best chance of getting the best out of yourself on those busy days?

 

1. Eat Breakfast Like A Champion

You’ve heard this before, we’re sure - but breakfast is considered to be the most important meal of the day, so start the day as you mean to go on. By preparing your body and mind for the day ahead, you’ll be much more likely to achieve everything you set out to.

Everybody has their own tastes, but four breakfasts we like at SwitchDXB are:

  • Smoked salmon, poached eggs & spinach

  • Low-fat yoghurt, granola & berries

  • Porridge and blueberries

  • Protein pancakes

 

2. Stay Hydrated

This is perhaps the easiest one of them all. Water is your body's principal chemical component and makes up around 60% of your body weight. Every system in your body depends on water. For example, water flushes toxins out of vital organs, carries nutrients to your cells, and provides a moist environment for your ear, nose and throat tissues.

By having a bottle of water in front of you all day, you will have a constant reminder to stay hydrated. The more hydrated you are, the sharper your focus will be.

 

3. Do Not Skip Lunch

After a busy morning of meetings, doing work and managing people, you will have burnt through a lot of your energy stores. Eating lunch will allow you to not only to re-fuel your body, but it gives you an opportunity to down tools and give yourself 20 minutes to disconnect from your laptop, smart-phone and anything else work related.

 

4. Schedule Re-fuelling Breaks

If you have back-to-back meetings, make sure you take snacks and water that can keep you going or schedule breaks to allow you to refuel. Whilst meetings are not usually physically intensive, you burn a lot of calories through engaging with the meeting, presenting & thinking. Take 5-10 minutes between meetings to get more water or to have a quick snack.

 

5. Leave On Time

SwitchDXB tip: put an event in your diary that reminds you to leave. We can always stay in the office that little bit longer, but 10 minutes becomes 30 and 30 minutes becomes an hour. Having a deadline in your diary to leave on time will help you to be more efficient during working hours and will enable you to maximise your evenings with exercise, relaxation, cooking and/or family time.

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If you’re struggling to focus, feeling physically unfit or would like to try something new - get in touch with the SwitchDXB team, so that we can help you to live better.