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?!