We all know how hard it can be to look after ourselves when we’re on the move. Busy days at work and a happily chaotic family life can leave us stretched a bit thin. What’s more, it can feel like taking time for yourself is taking time away from family time. It’s all about getting the balance right. Here are some top tips for how to get the balance spot on, and how to look after yourself properly!
The food we eat can make us feel sluggish and lethargic or fuel us for our busy days. Ditched processed foods which are laden with sugar and start eating fresh homemade meals instead. Of course, when you’re on the go you can hardly whip up a nutritious meal, so planning is essential.
If you struggle to find time in the mornings to get everyone ready for school/work and make yourself lunch, do it the night before. If you’re having pasta bolognese for dinner, cook extra pasta. When the pasta is ready simply save some of the plain pasta for your lunch. Then after dinner toss through some lettuce and tuna for a quick and healthy lunch. In the morning you just have to grab and go. Similarly, if you’re having chicken for dinner, cook an extra breast (baking is best) and boil some extra broccoli. This is a great lunch, full of protein, for the next day.
Finding time to take care of your health is essential. Florida Woman Care of Jacksonville has a whole range of services for women concerned with their health. From the menopause to vaccinations, your health should be a top priority. Having a great diet is one thing you can do to improve your health. Keeping fit and de-stressing are other ways you can improve your health too.
Fitness is great for your physical and mental health. Taking the time to go for a walk or a run, is sometimes the only time we get to ourselves in a day. Use it as a chance to decompress and have some quiet alone time. Exercise also helps to stave off depression making us feel more positive and happy. Mental health is just as important as physical health. Keep your brain working to the best of its ability by taking the time to rest. Each day steal a few quiet minutes to meditate and contemplate. What did you achieve? What’s bothering you? Deal with the issues of the day and move on. Stress can invade our sleep and every aspect of our lives. Make sure you deal with yours.
Of course, our families, partners, friends, and loved ones provide us with ample happiness. It’s important, however, not to feel like a slave to our jobs and family responsibilities. Make sure you pursue hobbies which make you happy. Whether it’s going to the cinema, painting, or singing, practice your hobbies at least once a week. When you’re busy providing for others and being selfless all week, it’s okay to take some me time and not feel guilty about it.