People easily get caught up in the never ending cycle of work, sleep and repeat, but after a while, your body starts to scream, demanding that you to pay attention to its needs. You need to remember that your body and mind need and deserve some rest. It only takes a couple of minutes every day to implement these small changes and take care of yourself, so that you don’t get lost in your busy schedule.
1. Quick Morning Meditation
Find a couple of minutes every morning to do a quick morning meditation ritual, which will help you balance your mind and survive that busy day which awaits you. Take a few minutes and just relax, before you begin the preparations for the day. Think about everything that you are grateful for and tell yourself some positive words of encouragement that will motivate you to get through the day.
2. Read a Book
Once in a while, we need is to escape from the pressuring reality and all the concerns that we might have. So, on your next lunch break, just get away from the computer and take a book, your favorite genre of course, or perhaps a magazine. Reading is a very relaxing activity, and it helps us escape from anything that may be pressuring us in our lives.
3. Make Time for Yourself
When we are creating a schedule for our upcoming day, we usually don’t leave any time solely for us. Everything is there: important meetings, calls, deadlines… but there is no “me” time. So, next time when you are creating your daily schedule, set apart some time for yourself, maybe some time in the morning for your meditation and exercise, or in the evening, to hang out with your family and friends.
4. Exercise for a Happy Body and Mind
Only a small amount of exercise will go a long way in reducing your stress. A quick walk in the morning will motivate you and give you the energy for the day ahead. You need to be active, especially if you are sitting and standing at work, which can endanger your health and it is one of the causes of vein disease. So, set your alarm earlier than usual and do your morning walk, and you can save your time by preparing the night before. Lay down the clothes you are going to exercise in and save yourself a lot of precious time in the morning.
5. Take a Break from Technology
Many people grab their phones as soon as they open their eyes, and that is where their work begins. It starts with checking emails and, before you realize, it is time to get up and start preparing for work. So, leave the electronics alone, and give yourself time to prepare for your work day. Leave some time for breakfast, which is the most important meal of the day, and check your emails after you have finished your morning rituals.
6. Get the Right Amount of Sleep
If you are a busy working business person, life can sometimes be a little hectic. Our bodies often do not get as much rest as they need to function at their best. Sleep is good for both your body and your mind, because a well-rested body and mind can do amazing things together.
7. Take a Self Time Out
People tend to take their work home, and it feels like they never have a day off. So, your weekends should be just for you, to do the things you enjoy the most. Spend time with friends and family, not with your work in your home office. Maybe take a mini vacation, resist the urge to check your emails. Take on hobbies, do the activities you enjoy.
You need to remember that your mind and your body are your most valuable assets. If you want to successfully get through your day, these two need to be in good shape. So, give yourself a tune up every day by implementing some of the things we mentioned above, set apart some time for yourself, and your mind and your body will thank you.
Source: Ivan Dimitrijevic
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