In addition to going out every night of exhaustion, how much “time left me” each day? Our estimate, not a lot. Between work, school, family, social life and daily commotion, there is no time, is not it? False! It is time for us to stop hurrying and start putting ourselves forward. Cutting a little “me time” every day should not be a problem; it should be a priority. Whether it’s five minutes of quiet time or an hour at the gym – it’s time for us to start prioritizing ourselves as we do for others.
Here are 3 ways to sneak into a much needed time to give yourself priority:
1) Meal Prep Meal
We have all heard that lunch is the most important meal of the day, but it is also the most hasty meal of the day. A great way to ensure a healthy, well-thought-out and easy to eat breakfast is to prepare the meals. Preparing your breakfast for the next day or even for the whole week in advance, will give you a few extra minutes in the morning. Use these minutes to take a longer shower; sleep a little longer or eat at the kitchen table for once. Try to prepare at least one meal this week and see how long you are coming back. You want to save even more time – prepare your meals for the whole week!
2) Quiet Time
Most days are full of noise! People who talk around you or to you, the sounds of the outdoors when you travel to work and of course the noise when you go home. Remember those moments in elementary school where the teacher would put his finger on his mouth, and a silence would fall on the piece? For those few minutes – it was calm. Thinking back now, I’m willing to bet that the silence was not only to calm the students, but that it was giving the teacher a moment of peace. The next time you will need a moment of silence, to relax or unwind: do not put your finger on your mouth! Find a quiet corner of the office, close the door of your office or take a quick walk outside to calm your mind. Find a place where you can tour the rest of the world before returning to the grind of your day
3) Work Out
“Youendorphin Exercisegives.The endorphins make you happy.Good people do not do not kill their husbands, they just do not do it! “- She Woods, Legally Blonde. As old as this quote is, it’s a bit true. Now we do not know the exact statistics on the murders committed by happy people against angry people, but we guess that there is a difference. All we are trying to say is that the best way to destroy is to sweat. Nothing beats a quick run on the treadmill, a group fitness class or a pumping of a few weights to really release negative energy. Thirty minutes a day can mean the difference between being a “happy person” or a murderer. You choose! 😊