Ever feel like you’re always in a hurry and don’t have time to slow down and relax? I’m sure that makes most of us! Today I have some helpful tips on small changes that you can adapt that will make a big difference in your day.
1. Get up 15 minutes early.
I know this may be hard for a lot of people and trust me when I say that I’m not a morning person, but getting up earlier than usual really does make a difference. Let me just emphasize that waking up early isn’t the same as getting up early. If you’re awake and continue to hit your snooze button several times, then you’re really not doing yourself any good! lol. I remember when I had to hurry every morning and shower, get dressed, make coffee, and rush for my bus to get to work. Every once in a while I would miss my bus and would have to wait 15 minutes for the next one to come and I dreaded texting my boss with a sorry excuse letting her know that I was going to be late. During times like that, it’s always nice to have that extra buffer time in the morning because things always come up when you least expect it. Now that I stay at home with my son, I try to get up earlier than him so that I can make some coffee and have a few moments to relax before starting my day. Having caffeine in the morning is a definite must for my new gig as a SAHM! 😉
2. Eat lunch away from your desk.
I’ll be honest, I was the person that always ate at my desk when I had an office job. It was such a common theme where I worked and it almost felt “wrong” to take a break since everyone was always working non-stop and glued to their desk all day. I finally realized that there was absolutely nothing wrong with taking time to enjoy my lunch. It was refreshing to have a mental break away from my desk and go for a walk after finishing my lunch. I remember how some of my coworkers thought it was so unusual that I would go for a walk during my lunch break everyday. How is that weird? Was I supposed to work non-stop like a robot all day?!
3. Be active.
Being active doesn’t mean you have to lift the heaviest weights or run until you’re completely out of breath. You also don’t have to pay for expensive gym memberships if it doesn’t fit your budget. I enjoy taking my son on walks in the neighborhood or go for a walk at the park. Sometimes I feel so frumpy and going for a walk makes such a big difference in my mood and energy level!
4. Take time to disconnect.
We’re living in an age where we’re connected to our phones, tablets, (etc.) all the time. These are things that we have become heavily dependent on to function in our everyday lives. As a blogger, sometimes I feel too connected since there are so many social media platforms out there. Although I rely on social media to promote my blog and connect with others, I know how important it is to stop and disconnect from all my gadgets. I know I need to focus on living in the moment and actually take the time to enjoy life.
5. Give yourself some “me” time.
Since I’m a busy mom, it’s sometimes hard to find some “me” time. I say that as I’m currently typing my blog post with my son napping in my lap. LOL! Thankfully, I have a supportive husband who makes sure I have some time for myself. Lately, I’ve been using that time to do yoga. I love how yoga is not only relaxing but it challenges me as well. How do you spend your “me” time?
These are my tips on how you can make small changes to improve your day. Let me know your thoughts or if you have any additional tips to share!