Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Taking Care of Your Health When Life Gets Crazy

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Sometimes life gets a little crazy. You might not be expecting it, but suddenly you're having to juggle a million different things at once. It can be hard to take care of multiple commitments in your life, whether they're relating to work, family, friends, or other things that you might have going on. But even though everything is a little hectic, it's important to keep taking care of yourself. Your health can take a hit if you're stressed and you can feel like you don't have time to take care of yourself properly. When things are starting to get busy, remember the following things.

Schedule Time for Self-Care

If you have a full schedule, the best way to make sure you have time for anything important is to plan for it. Scheduling time for self-care will help to make sure you take the time that you need to look after your health. If you want to ensure you keep going to the gym or you have time to take a relaxing bath when your life is busy, make plans to do what you want. You might feel like you don't have time, but once you look at the hours available in your day, you can organize your time effectively.

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Prioritize Your Sleep

Getting plenty of sleep is essential when your life feels hectic. If you're not sleeping well, you'll probably struggle to get things done during the day. But when you're well-rested, you will have more energy and be more alert and focused. The best way to prioritize your sleep is to go to bed earlier so that you can get up early. However, if you're a night owl, you might prefer to use the later evening hours in a more productive way. This can work if you're able to sleep a little later in the morning.

Find Ways to Relax

Everyone likes to relax in different ways. If you're stressed, it's vital that you have some way to unwind when you have some downtime. There are lots of ways you might like to relax, from working out to reading a book. You might want to try natural remedies for relaxing, from CBD drops from sugarandkush.com to aromatherapy or massage. If you're not sure what helps you to relax, try exploring a few different things. You can discover something that you enjoy and that helps you to unwind.

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Don't Let Your Diet Slide

When things are busy, it can be easy to let your diet start sliding into fairly unhealthy territory. It's quicker to get takeout, grab something from a fast food place, or even have a microwave dinner than to cook from scratch. When you feel like you're short on time, saving time by not cooking seems to make sense. But if you want to keep eating healthily, try to plan some healthy meals. Planning in advance will make it more likely that you prepare and eat healthy meals.

Life might be busy, but you can still keep taking care of your health even when juggling lots of commitments.

15 comments:

  1. I grew up being told that focusing on myself was selfish. And wrong. Something I still struggle with decades later...

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  2. I suffer with mental health problems, so I always make sure I take time out for a bit of me time. Sleep and eating well are also so important to keep you on balance.

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  3. Sleep sure is an important factor indeed

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  4. That's why I work out every day and play my guitar to relieve stress.

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  5. I have been trying to find ways to relax but now need to work on sleep. One late night and I seem to suffer most of the week.

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  6. All excellent advice. It's so important to take care of ourselves.

    Have a fabulous day and rest of the week. ♥

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  7. I have overworked myself so much some weeks that I am left feeling exhausted, I need to follow your advice.

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  8. Self care is becoming essential if not crucial!!! I have started doing yoga daily, it helps a lot!!!

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  9. You're so right for scheduling time for self care to make sure you look after yourself x

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  10. This is such great advice! I definitely need to work on the sleep part of self care though.... LOL

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  11. I've been terrible about keeping my health in check lately. Trying to gear up for the holiday rush that's about to hit, take care of the house, work, family on top of it all... I've neglected myself. I definitely need to start scheduling in some time to focus on myself for a bit each day, otherwise I know that burnout it going to hit in an ugly way sooner rather than later.

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  12. I have been so busy with work lately that my actual care has really been effected. This is such a good reminder.

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  13. It is so important to take care of ourselves when we are super busy although it can seem tough sometime to schedule that time in!

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  14. Thanks for this amazing reminder. When stressed I certainly look comfort in food. Not letting the diet slip away is part of self caring. Thank you.

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