As the year comes to a screeching halt, it can become difficult to maintain a happy and healthy routine amidst the chaos of work, parties and social gatherings. Improving your well-being – especially when you’re short of time – can have a huge impact on your stress levels and your happiness.
Cutting out the unnecessary routines
Take a step back and ask yourself if your time is being consumed by unnecessary activities – and one by one, start eliminating the things that are wearing you down. Remember - saying ‘yes’ out of obligation all the time will not only leave you unfulfilled, but will start to wear on your nerves.
For those with little time, organisation is essential. This will maximise the little spare time you have, allowing you to relax and revive. Prepare yourself for the week ahead as best you can – make your weeks’ worth of lunch/dinners in bulk, schedule in your exercise times for the week and make sure you set aside time each night to catch up with family or friends.
Opting for a fresh and healthy lifestyle
Forget those weekend binges and beer benders, don’t slack off on Mondays just because you’re tired and replace a bad meal until you have a fresh and healthy menu 7 days a week.
Most of all, show your body the respect and care it deserves. Food equals fuel, and if you’re not feeding yourself with fresh, nutrient rich foods, you’ll find yourself low on energy, motivation and willpower.
Living in the present
Make time each day to unplug from your smartphone or laptop and engage with family or friends in a face-to-face manner. We spend so much of our time thinking about past actions and planning our future ones that it can be difficult to stop and focus on what’s going on right now.
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