5 Ways to Make Time for Your Health

June 13, 2016

I see clients from all walks of life. And that's what I love! Hearing about all sorts of journeys and obstacles people overcome to find health in their lives. 

 

I always give people so much credit for coming to their first nutrition appointment. Because that's the first step. And I would even say it's the hardest step for some. Just showing up. And sometimes admitting that it's time for a change. 

 

No matter the events that took place prior to our appointment, this is the time we get honest and dig deep to find ways to make healthy improvements. 

 

And even though each session is so different, you know what I always hear as the biggest challenge to overcoming healthy changes?

 

TIME 🕒

 

 

 

That's right. Not enough time.

 

Total side note: Im listening to Oasis - Don't Go Away as I write this - " yes I need more time just to make things right" 🎶  We all need more time! 

 

Ok, back on track. So the problem with time is that it's not gonna stop. We gotta find ways to make time. Check out this list of 5 ways to make more time for yourself. Take what works, leave what doesn't, and know that we're all in this together 💪🏼

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1.) Assess how you spend you time. 

 

What time do you go to bed? Wake up? Are you a planner or do you rush? What do you do when you get home from school/work? How often are you on social media? 

  • How can you better spend your time?

  • How do you want to spend your time?

  • How will you make time for those activities?

If you want to spend your time doing yoga, meal planning, or getting more sleep, you will need to FIND time in your schedule. Take a look at the activities that don’t add value to your life, and really take note of how much of your time they are taking up. There is probably room to scale back. 

 

2. Prepare

 

Guys, this one is huge! If you pick to work on any of these tips, I think this one's the winner. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail! That's what they say right? It's true. The planning you do for yourself will only benefit YOU. 

 

Pick a day to prepare more and take the time to DO IT.  Make baked breakfasts  like quiche or this healthy banana bread.  Wash and chop vegetables. Buy the pre-packaged salad mixes. When you cook, make large quantities to freeze for a later date. 

 

Eventually it's not hard to do this weekly prepping. I promise. But it's your choice. 

 

 

3. Make your day count

 

Exercise does not have to be 2 grueling hours at the gym. Let's get real. {Most likely} the gym is not our full time job. But remember! Our bodies can burn calories doing ANYTHING. Make your day count. Track your steps. Go the long way. Take the stairs. Pace on the phone. You've heard all this before. I know you have. But this little stuff adds up and it's the way you can save yourself TIME after long work hours. Do it to it! 

 

4. Go to bed. 

 

Just go. Seriously. You're beat. Want to know the second most common thing I hear clients say is a challenge? Being tired. Try going to bed 30 mins before you normally do. Good sleep is essential for health to recover and rejuvenate. 

 

 

5. Make time for yourself

 

When you take time for yourself, you’re able to refresh and re-energize, so you have energy to give to others (which is another barrier to change!) In order to be your best at work and home you need to take care of yourself. Is this new for you? Schedule one hour 2-3x a week to focus on you. Start the book you've been wanting to. Relax in a bath. Watch a movie. It's so easy to get caught up in everything you "need" to do and get burned out. Take it easy. You deserve it. You'll feel well rested to conquer the challenging times. 

 


How will you work on making more time?

 

 

 

 

 

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