Continuing your professional life in another country is a challenge when you don’t arrive with a signed contract under your arm. I reflect on all this in this interview for Global Connections.
When we talk about health care, diet, exercise and sleep come to mind as key factors in achieving wellness. However, taking care of our mind has emerged as another decisive factor, if not the most important of all. Spending time cultivating hobbies, practicing our spirituality, and fostering our social relationships are key to self-care.
In the last decades we have been stealing hours of sleep and we have normalised it. Who hasn’t studied for an exam the night before. Or continued watching episodes of a TV series ignoring the signals our body sends us that we need to rest. Time flies when we are surfing social media. Starting the day sleep deprived triggers tiredness, nervousness, stress, and emotional hunger, among others.
Eating well requires home cooking. At the risk of sounding imposing, I want to emphasize this point. Buying minimally processed products and preparing them at home is the best option. You don’t need to be a chef to cook vegetables and legumes in a simple yet tasty way. But you do need to plan what you are going to eat, buy the best quality food possible and spend some time preparing it. A good organisation greatly facilitates the task.