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Surprising Ways to Be a Better Project Manager

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Chapter 2: Eating

If you’re anything like me, a great meal can either make your day or burst your bubble completely. In addition to our mood, diet also influences both our mental and physical health, so you should pay attention to your eating habits.

1. Just eat

If I’m hungry, I’m angry and awful. There’s a reason. Eating is related to the dopamine levels in your body. That’s why eating is associated with pleasure and reward.

So be careful to have a nice lunch even if you’re having the busiest day ever.

2. Calm yourself down

Project managers have one of the most stressful workdays. But did you know that certain foods have a calming effect on your nervous system? Grabbing a banana whenever you feel a tiny bit anxious may be too simple minded, but incorporating more of these ingredients to your everyday diet may just as well have an overall positive effect. Try this out for a few weeks and let us know – is there a difference?

3. Boost your brain

As we all know, project managers don’t have it easy. Reacting to changes demands a decent amount of energy and eating the right food can also empower your brain. Eat food rich in Omega 3 (like trout or salmon), whole grain and vitamins. Fresh fruit and salad is a must, and keep in mind to eat less meat and sugar to improve thinking ability.

4. Eating improves your immune system

Eating probiotics like yoghurt, kimchi, sauerkraut or miso change the microflora in your intestines and improve your immune system. And when you’re feeling great, there’s no bother in putting up with those workdays – even when it’s autumn. Or winter.

Laura Noodapera

Laura Noodapera

Laura Noodapera is the user onboarding manager at Teamweek, where she helps teams get organized and manage their projects more effectively with the power of the Teamweek software.

Comments

  • Jason Ephraim
    September 24, 2015 at 06:02 pm

    I find hitting the gym if I’m having a tough day helps soo much. It helps me overcome any frustrations I have about a project really quickly. It also helps me avoid all that stress by removing myself from the issue, even if it’s just 30 minutes. I always come back with a smile on my face, ready to tackle the problem.

    • Laura Noodapera
      September 25, 2015 at 10:20 am

      We agree! Exercise is also really important. We just might write bout that next time.

It’s so much easier to plan & estimate with a small team when I can see everyone & all projects at once.

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