Apart from being challenging at times, call center job can also jeopardize your health big time. Being in the graveyard shift, for one, is very hazardous, not to mention the dangers that you might encounter as you go to or from work. Thus, keeping yourself healthy while on this job is very essential. In fact, being healthy is very important, whatever nature of work you might have. Here are a few tips on how to keep your health at bay.
Have enough rest and sleep. This might be difficult to achieve if you are on the graveyard shift, but you can certainly attain it with proper discipline. Set a definite time for you to sleep in the morning, and make sure that you will have at least seven (7) hours of sleep.
Drink plenty of water. Since you have to sit for almost eight hours, water intake is important as an aid in your blood circulation. In addition to this, water also lubricates you throat and soothes it from hours of speaking.
Bring your own food. Bringing your own food is highly recommended, as most stores that offer real meal are closed during the night. As much as possible, avoid getting your meals from fast foods and convenience stores (though once in a while night okay). By bring your own food to work, you can be sure that you are getting the right nutrients you need, plus you are also guaranteed of food quality.
Avoid the smoking areas. If you are not a smoker, by all means, do not step into the smoking areas, even if it is in the name of friendship. Chances are, you will be encouraged to smoke. Furthermore, second hand smoke is worse, so keep away from there.
Take food supplements. Some companies provide multivitamin packages to their employees, to somehow support their health. Being a call center agent can be a tough job, not only because of the challenges in each call that can leave the agents emotionally stressed, but also the setting in which they have to work – too much exposure in artificial light, cold environment and such. It is therefore very important to support the body with essential nutrients that would somehow keep you from getting sick.
Always keep in mind that your health is one of the vitalities that you need in order to function to work. Take care of it.