Don’t get stuck in an unhealthy daily grind. Here’s how to work “me time” into your busy schedule.
1. Set specific time slots when you don’t work.
Focusing on work is a great excuse for not taking care of yourself. I have set specific time slots where I won’t work and will instead spend time on my family and me. These slots are first thing in the morning (before 8 a.m.) and dinnertime (5 to 8 p.m.). Except for events I must attend, these slots are sacred times for me to spend with my family and not work. Setting this up has been life-changing.
2. Start your day off with meditation.
I start every morning with a short 5–10-minute meditation using an app .The meditation helps me visualize the things I’m most grateful for and allows me to minimize negativity and distractions. I find that early morning meditation increases my self-awareness and helps me put into perspective what really matters. I also tend to be much more positive, energetic and happy.
3. Work out.
I get up early most mornings and head to a free, outside workout. Aside from obvious health benefits, it clears my mind and gets me in touch with the outdoors and in the company of good friends to start the day.
4. Get enough sleep.
The scientific benefits of sleep are innumerable. More sleep equates to more happiness, better health and improved decision-making. Not to mention that it detoxes the brain. In order to do your best work, it’s critical to consistently recharge your batteries.
5. Talk to friends and family.
Your friends and family are your biggest supporters. Even if you are having a very stressful and busy day, pick up the phone for a few minutes just to say hi to Mom or your best friend, and just talk about the good things that are happening in their lives. It will keep you grounded.
6. Go to a spa.
It’s a great idea to go once in a while to a spa day , let your body relax , also you can do a nice haircut or do your nails. Be a king or a quine for a day
7. Eat in a good place.
I have always been a very healty person. I ate in my one place, and didn’t tried other places out there. But in the last few years I started to try some new restaurant, I am going out once a week it has changed my life.
8. Listen to a podcast.
I find that one of the best practices to get fresh air and stimulate my brain is simply to take a walk and listen to a podcast with the podcast app that now comes standard on the iPhone. Do yourself a favor and listen to something non-business-related. For a little health or mindfulness, my favorites are Bulletproof Radio and Buddhist Geeks.