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Too busy for wellness? Here’s how to make time

Living a busy and fast-paced life means prioritizing your work, social life, and family — sometimes even over your own self. But, the benefits you get from making time to achieve health & wellness is absolutely priceless. If you think about it, you won’t be able to do all these things that are keeping you busy if you’re not in the right mental, emotional or physical state. With that being said, here’s a practical guide to making time for wellness.

Start Small

Making time for wellness doesn’t mean having to clear your whole afternoon for a yoga session. You can start off with a few minutes at a time in between errands during the day. Take a few minutes to breathe, loosen up, meditate and some stretching.

Set Goals and Priorities

Have you been eating too much food that is low in nutrients? Does your body need more energy? Identifying what your body needs will help you figure out what it is to prioritize. After that set a goal for yourself, maybe avoid processed foods for a week or two. Or make it a goal to work out an hour a day.

Track Progress

It’s easy to just set aside your wellness activities when you don’t have the motivation to do them. But when you track your progress and see the results of your hard work, that can really get you going. So keep a notebook or download an app and jot this down.

Stick to a Schedule

Once you’re ready to commit and really make time then start scheduling. Maybe designate one day out of a week for various wellness activities. Or even a few hours out of each day. Whatever works for you.

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