It can be easy to get into the habit of being on the go in today’s hustle and bustle society. This can leave us feeling strung out, overwhelmed, and disconnected from those close to us. We have more tools, than ever, to simplify tasks, and accomplish more in less time, yet our To-Do List has never been longer. Life is short and time flies, especially in today’s fast-paced world. These exercises are meant to help you slow down, enjoy life, and focus on the most important parts of your life.
- Take the Time to Prioritize Daily Objectives. By focusing on the most important tasks to get done, we eliminate the hustle and stress of trying to accomplish everything at once.
- Cut Personal Internet Use By Half. Technology is a major element in most of our lives. Social networking, email and web surfing can occasionally cause our minds to lose focus and wander through hundreds of topics, thoughts, and ideas. Try to use half of your designated internet time to explore new hobbies, exercise, or meditate.
- Enjoy Nature. When time permits, take a 5 to 10 minute break to step outside and breathe in some fresh air. Disconnect from the rest of the world and concentrate on the beauty of nature.
- Eat Slower. A lot of us tend to speed through meals- missing the chance to appreciate different textures and flavors. Start to chew foods slower and distinguish new tastes, aromas, and consistencies.
- Connect with Family and Friends. We all try to make a considerable amount of time to spend with close friends and family. We discuss life events and exchange stories- but how often do we catch up while truly listening and connecting? Put away cells phones and steer clear of noisy environments. Connect on a deeper level.
- Make Time For Yourself. When did you last spend valuable time with yourself? Take a night to to find a new book, watch a favorite movie, try yoga, meditate, or cook a new recipe.
- Give Yourself More Time. Some of us like to stick to a tight schedule and plan all of our daily events. Next time you’re jotting down new tasks in your planner, factor in a few extra minutes when estimating how long things will take. This will help you not to rush through daily tasks.
- Take The Scenic Route. Next time you’re driving a somewhat long distance- take the scenic route. driving through open fields, mountains, or viewing a city skyline can be relaxing.
- Remember Your Goals and Aspirations. Each morning when you wake up, take a few moments to think about your life goals and aspirations. Recall the milestones you’ve already made in your life, and your drive to achieve new ones. Try doing this for about five minutes before getting out of bed to start your day.
Diamond La Croix
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach