In a world of boundless obligations, responsibilities, schedules and errands, it’s easy to put one vital, life sustaining element on the back burner – your health.
Below are 5 simple ways to take control your health, so it can take care of you:
Sleep like a baby
Have a set bed time each night and stick to it. Get your body in a sleep routine that will give you, at least, 6-7 hours of sleep per night. Snoozing is your body’s way of regenerating and replenishing itself, thus, improving your memory, work performance, mood and even your sex life.
Brown bag it
Set aside 15 minutes at night to prepare your lunch and snacks for the next day. Not only will it help to control your spontaneous drive thru stops (cause you’re so damn hungry!), it will control what goes in your mouth and what you keep in your wallet. Make the time to pack healthy lunches, filled with lean protein, veggies, fruits and whole grains. And, don’t forget the water!
One thing at a time
In a society of go, go, go – emails, texts, phone calls, meetings, appointments, we often bite off more than we can chew. Be realistic; take on tasks individually, work at it, finish it and move on to the next. Trying to juggle and move between tasks may not only stress you out, but could set you back further, hence, taking longer to complete any one of them and draining you of vital energy.
Jump to it
Whether it’s a daily walk in the park, yoga class at your local gym or joining a community sports league, get moving for the longevity of your health, and life. Your body wasn’t made to sit all day, so MOVE! Get back into action, as it will improve your mood, metabolism, blood circulation and help with those joints!
Find your equilibrium
There is always time for work and play; the mission is how to balance it. Know when to shut it down and kick off your shoes. Life is too short to let it pass you by and miss out on the opportunities, experiences and pleasures it has to offer. Keep a daily agenda and set reminders to assist in keeping you on track to accomplishing tasks at work, as well as, life. Be disciplined to say no, and yes, to being the best YOU – professionally and personally.