Lifestyle habits for Door Supervisors

Do worry you don’t need to be as ripped as the guy in image above.

There are some lifestyle habits which can help immensely in your working and personal life. Below are some tips which went applied will help ease your stress, increase your concentration and keep you fit.

Omega 3 foods

It’s important for a door supervisor to get a well balanced diet, eating junk food slows you down. Have you ever felt drowsy, light headed after eating a greasy burger from a fast food restaurant? Foods with high fat, sugar content will slow down your reactions and decision making which is something you really don’t want while working the door. Eating foods containing omega 3 on a daily basis will help your body and mind, get into the habit of eating a well balanced diet, hard to start but the results are really worth the effort!

Eating foods which contain omega 3 on a daily basis will help;

  • lower blood pressure
  • lower cholesterol
  • improve your mood, lower stress levels
  • improve concentration & learning

Some foods which contain omega 3;

  • Egg yolks
  • Mackerel
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Walnuts
  • Sprouts
  • Spinach
  • Water Cress

Playing video games

Yep playing video games that keep you focused and alert are great for improving your mental sharpness. Playing multiplayer games online such as call of duty, battlefield get your heart racing and brain completely focused on your surroundings. Puzzles such as; crosswords, scrabble and word search also help improve your mind if played on a regular basis.

Exercise daily

Kind of goes without saying that exercising on a daily basis will dramatically lower stress, help you lose weight and keep you fit and healthy. After a good work out you feel completely regenerated all your worries before hand seem less important and you can deal with stressful situations far more calmly. Try to get at least 20 minutes of jogging in the morning to get a massive improvement to your energy levels, try it for a week you won’t regret it!

Meditation

In our stressful, face-paced lives today it can be very hard to get some time for yourself. Sometimes we don’t realise how stressed we have become before it’s too late and we break. As a door supervisor you need to keep your stress levels in control, you need to stay calm in stressful situations and meditation can help with that. Give yourself 30-60 minutes each day, somewhere you won’t be disturbed and simply focus on your breathing say “In”, “Out” in your mind and try not to let your mind wander. Eventually your thoughts will start to wander, when they do just go back to focusing on your breathing this gets easier with time. Do this for a month or so and you will see a vast improvement on your concentration, stress levels.

Get enough sleep

As a door supervisor you will most probably work late evenings, early mornings which can be a problem if you live in a household with others who work regular hours. Sometimes you can feel wired from having to stay alert all night. If you suffer from insomnia sometimes it’s better to try any stay awake rather than just laying there in bed with your eyes closed, either read a book or do a crossword and eventually you should start feeling tired. You should try and keep consistent sleep patterns, waking up and going to bed the same times each day.

Learning new skills

To work as a door supervisor effectively it’s important that you continue to improve your skills & knowledge. Go online and read as much as you can about physical intervention, conflict management and how to spot criminal, terrorist activity. Do not get complacent there is always something new to learn, if your keen to progress your career as a door supervisor you need continued growth.