Do you have a thousand things to do? Can’t remember where you left your keys? Balancing work, home and a healthy lifestyle can be difficult.
By concentrating on managing to simplify a few things in your life can help decrease stress and increase attentiveness. Here are a few simple ways to get started.
1. Establish a Morning Routine
Getting a good start to the day can be important in setting the tone for the remainder of the day. Try waking up at the same time every day, drink a glass of water to rehydrate, and eat a balanced breakfast to boost your energy and concentration. When you set a routine you don’t have to stress about what you’re going to do, wear or eat.
2. Set a Specific Amount of Options
Giving yourself too many options can end up confusing and stressing you and lead you to not to anything at all. Try limiting them to two per day, such as running or weights on Monday.
3. Smart Shopping
Make going to the super market easy simpler by avoiding going during the weekends when it’s overcrowded and when you’re hungry, both of which can lead you to buy things you don’t need or want. Instead made shopping list or buy online
4. Exercise Effectively
If you don’t have much time, but still want to work out then try the power of 3: Start with 3 minutes of cardio to warm up. Then pick three different exercises: one push (e.g. push-up), one pull (e.g. pull-up or row), and one leg (e.g. squats). Do as many reps possible within one minute before moving on to the next exercise. Aim to do 3 rounds total of the resistance moves then finish with 3 minutes of the cardio again before stretching.
5. Cook Twice as Much
Make a double batch of stew, soup, or spaghetti sauce and freeze the leftovers for late nights when you have no energy to cook. This will spare you the anguish of deciding what to eat, but also keep your wallet and waistline healthy from skipping takeout.
6. Wind Down
Take a break from checking emails and social media. Set a time each day where you put your digital devices away and focus on what’s really important in your life. It could be as simple as reading a book, taking a bath, or talking with family and friends.