We often forget that every aspect of our life is connected to one another. We try our best to separate work from personal life, but it’s no wonder we often find it difficult to do so. If things are going downhill at our workplace, it’s very likely it will affect your personal life as well. But let’s focus on the positive. If you make one positive change, the domino effect will follow. We list you 5 non-work-related things anyone can do, and you will feel the benefits of it at work.

1. Be active

You don’t have to run a marathon, but if you incorporate physical activity into your everyday life, you will feel much more energized. If you’re not a morning type, you don’t have to wake up at 5AM to go to the gym. But if you exercise at least 30minutes per day, you’ll notice a great difference which will translate to your business. When you come to work more energized, you’ll be more productive, therefore more successful.

2. Cook for yourself

This will get your creativity shine through. Find an interesting recipe online, and then give it a twist that will make it your own. You’ll feel good because you made it, and that creativity can easily translate into work. Not to mention that eating healthy will make you feel good. And when you feel good, you’re doing good in all fields.

3. Meet new people

Many people feel trapped at work because they don’t utilize their free time the way they should. Humans are social beings and they need time for socializing. Go to different workshops where you can meet people that share your interests. Meeting new people will better your people skills, and good people skills are essential for career development.

4. Make yourself over

If you look good, you feel good. Sometimes a well-fitted piece of clothing can help you feel confident. Go and cut your hair, dye it, etc. Aesthetics are important, but not as important as oozing confidence. A confident person is assertive and charismatic, and these are traits that will help you advance in your career.

5. Make a sleep schedule

74 percent of Americans suffer from sleep deprivation. This can have a major impact on your health, on your work performance and even on your relationships with other people. Our lifestyles are pretty fast and we’ve forgotten the importance of a good night’s sleep. If you develop a sleep schedule and learn to stick with it, you’ll adjust over the time. The benefits you’ll start to feel will be enormous. However, persistence is the key.

By introducing small changes in your life, you will see big results. It’s surprising to see that some changes you make that have no direct link to your professional life, affect it more than the area it’s directly linked to. Try to exercise in order to feel better in your body, more energized and more productive. Get creative in the kitchen, it’s both fun and useful. Get out there and meet new people, work on your people skills. Looking good is important for feeling good, and don’t forget the importance of a good night’s sleep.