We all have the same amount of time in the day. No one is able to buy time. For that reason, use what you have wisely with these 4 tips:
1. Set the tone: Create some sort of morning routine to get you off on the right start. Whether it’s meditating, walking the dog, reading your favorite book, or your veggie omelet and toast, create something that you look forward to which fuels you mentally, physically, and emotionally for the rest of the day.
2. Get Moving: At some point throughout the day, sweat. Just for 20 minutes get your heart rate up and get the endorphins flowing. The small investment of time will get your head clear, make you feel good, and probably make you a lot more productive with the time you have.
3. Quit Ruminating: Off and on mind wandering and obsessing over negative thoughts or experiences pulls you away from moving forward with your goals throughout the day. Rather than trying to completely delete your worries from your life (which is nearly impossible,) file them into a structured time slot where you can appropriately address the worry. Two of my girlfriends reminded me the other night of the power of this strategy… and it works! You might want to “file” the worry into a planned conversation with a trusted friend, a therapy appointment, or time alone where you have the opportunity to focus on it 100%.
4. Be Selfish: I don’t mean this in a negative way. Respect yourself enough to follow through on the commitments you have made to you and your goals. When you “show up” to yourself, what kind of person are you then able to be with your family and friends? Probably a content, balanced person who has more than enough to give!
All my best,