In a world filled with hustle, we are given a rather small leeway to find time to relax. For most people, spending some alone time is next to impossible. It makes no difference whether you’re chasing deadlines for your demanding career, working full time as a parent, or a student with a jam-packed schedule.
Working full time means there’s a chance that you’re always swamped with a never ending to-do list, leaving you with only a few minutes to catch your breath before getting back to it again. You must realize though that this type of lifestyle, no matter how large the benefits are, is not worth risking your health for. Keep in mind that health includes not only being physically well but also mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
So while you’re off doing whatever it is that you have to do, keep in mind these little tips that can help you get through the pressures of life.
1. Don’t forget to eat.
The benefits that come with eating properly not only includes better physical health, but it also helps you think better since you won’t be distracted by the hungry rumbles of your stomach. Skipping meals can also cause you to feel lightheaded, thus disrupting your thought process which leads to poor work results. Some people also appear more irritable when they forget to eat so make sure to take something to avoid any conflict with your peers.
2. Do light stretching.
While some people have the leisure of going to the gym regularly to get their endorphins running, there are also those who can’t find the time to escape their work. If you’re one of those too-busy-for-life people, you can just opt to take quick breaks to walk around for a few minutes and shake off the stress. If you’re really pressed for time, a little “deskercise” can also be beneficial to your health. Just make it a habit to stretch out your limbs and try not to keep your body idle for too long.
3. Take 1 minute meditation breaks.
There’s a reason why we allow ourselves to be subjected to stress, but sometimes we forget because we feel like we’re drowning in exhaustion. It’s good to take a break from time to time to reflect and remind ourselves why we’re here. Just sit back for a minute and close your eyes. Not only will this help enlighten you, but that single minute spent at rest can also refresh you if you’re feeling anxious or agitated by calming your mind and body.
4. Be social.
If you’re one of those people who prefer to work alone, try being with other humans from time to time. You can manage your schedule so that you have time to be alone and be 100% focused, as well as be around people even just for a short while. In fact, you don’t even have to talk to anyone. You can try studying or working in a place where you can find other people doing the same, such as a cafe or a library. Just seeing that there are others like you can already make you feel better because then you’ll know that you’re not alone.
5. Say a little prayer.
When you feel so overwhelmed and you don’t know what to do anymore, just stop and say a quick prayer. Lift up all your concerns and don’t be afraid to ask for guidance. Keep in mind that no request it too big and everything will come into place in time. Even if you don’t instantly get the answers you’re searching for, you can feel better knowing that Someone is always looking out for you.
There you go! Just always remember to prioritize yourself from time to time and don't overwork yourself because a person can only do so much.
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