Simple strategies to make more time for your health
One of the biggest challenges so many of us face when working to improve our health is finding the time. After all, it takes time to meal plan, grocery shop, and cook healthy foods. You have to put in the time to exercise and move your body (not to mention time spent changing into your exercise clothes, driving to the gym, and showering afterward). Time spent meditating, relaxing, reflecting, and sleeping is time not spent doing other things.
If you’re like many of my clients, it’s likely you feel bad taking the time to take care of yourself. You have other things that need to get done, other people who rely on you. You are busy AF and something has to give!
But here’s the reality. It’s 2019. We are ALL busy. Spreading ourselves too thin, working too many hours and committing to too many obligations while ignoring our self-care seems to be, unfortunately, the current norm.
Time is one of our most precious resources…along with our health of course 😉
I would even argue that by taking care of our health, we create more time. How? When you prioritize your physical, mental, and emotional health, you have more energy, more focus, more mental clarity. You are more efficient…you get your shit done with more time and energy to spare!
Plus, as the saying goes, you cannot pour from an empty cup. If you want to give your best to your work and relationships, you absolutely must take care of yourself!
In the following video, I break down 4 strategies to make it easier to manage your time to prioritize your health.
1) Plan ahead. Schedule your shopping/meal prep, exercise, “me time,” bed time, etc. on your calendar…then practice honoring those commitments to yourself. YOU are the most important person in your life, so by keeping those commitments to yourself, you are treating yourself as such!
2) Bundle and batch tasks. For example, plan to hit the gym on your way home from work. Cut and wash all your veggies for the week immediately after getting home from the grocery store and organize them in your fridge for easy access. The more efficient you can be, the better!
3) Say no to things that don’t serve you. Get very clear on your priorities and goals, and make sure that how you’re spending your time aligns with the results you want to create for yourself. It’s okay to kindly say no to others, I promise 🙂
4) Ask for help when you need it! You don’t have to do everything yourself. Look for ways to delegate, and, if it’s in your budget, hire out tasks you don’t want to spend the time doing yourself.
I hope you found this helpful! Remember, busy is a state of mind, and we get done the things we prioritize and make time for. You deserve to put yourself and your health first!
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