How to Stay Healthy Throughout Your Busy Life 66

How to Stay Healthy Throughout Your Busy Life

This is a guest post by Scott Murphy. He rowed crew at college in upstate New York and still has the same passion for the sport over 20 years later. He is a regular contributor to All Rowers, a site offering reviews, workouts, industry news and education about the benefits of rowing and regular exercise.

In the world today, everyone has a lot of things in their own plates on a daily basis. Apparently, this results to neglecting some of the vital factors to consider in everyone’s lifestyles. That is, to take care of their bodies and health.

Due to the busy and occupied schedules and mind, more often than not, people forget to be mindful of their health conditions. Good thing today that there are ways to stay healthy even when there are a lot of demands from outside factors.

These are some practical tips to staying healthy all throughout your busy schedule:

1. Plan Out Your Meals.

A balanced diet is one of the keys to staying fit and healthy.

With the proper food and meal intakes, you may actually change your overall health condition and lifestyle. Planning your meals ahead of time makes you proactive over your health. Moreover, you get to check every single thing that you consume.

Experts say it is best to plan and schedule your meals a week before. In this plan, try to put every single detail of each meal so that you may manage to stay mindful and watchful of everything you eat.

2. Keep Healthy Snacks Handy.

It is undoubted that we may feel hungry anytime anywhere; especially with a busy lifestyle.

On a daily basis, try to keep healthy snacks handy such as protein bars or any of the like. With this you will avoid eating unhealthy snacks and foods.

Moreover, eating these healthy snacks will help you avoid the eating of large amounts of heavy meals.

3. Fit in Fitness In Your Busy Schedule.

Even on a much occupied schedule, try to include a certain time for doing exercises and fitness routines. Say, 20 to 30 minutes – it will actually make a huge change on our health.

Apparently, there are a lot of practical exercises and routines you may follow on a daily basis that will only require a small amount of time.

Usually, core exercises are the best routines you may do including a 30 to 40 second plank, or a few repetitions of jumping jacks. In addition, a 30 minute cardio is as good as spending hours in a gym. Or even a Rowing Machine can give you full body workout.

4. Make Water Your Best Friend.

Take note that water is the fountain of life. As the saying goes, it clearly depicts that water is the source of a healthy and balanced diet.

The more water intake, the better for your health.

Try to have a jug or a tumbler with you at the office or at the location of your work place. Carry a bottle of water with you wherever you go and drink water every now and then and try to avoid the sodas and other carbonated drinks.

5. Limit Your Alcohol Intake.

Alcoholic drinks are no good for your health. If you can’t avoid drinking, then try to limit it.

These kinds of drinks are very acidic and full of carbs that are very unhealthy. A bottle or 2 of beers will do in a week. Again, remember that water is your best friend!

6. Saying “NO” at Times Can Be Healthy.

Yes! Saying NO at certain times can and may be healthy for you generally.

If someone from your office invites you to pig out and celebrate with a few drinks – saying no is fine especially when you are being mindful of your health and fitness conditions.

Moreover, saying no to certain events may actually lead you to live a more healthy, positive and stress-free life.

7. Get Proper Sleep.

Last but not the least, of course, is to get enough rest and sleep. Especially when you live a busy life, you need to rest a lot!

Keeping yourself in a healthy state and environment requires you to rest and sleep enough because. Through this, you will be able to regenerate what you have lost during the busiest times of the day.

It is said that normally we should sleep for 6 to 8 hours a day. Sleeping enough will recharge your mind and body. Moreover, it will enable your overall wellness to function very well in a healthy manner.

Ultimately, these steps may seem to appear very simple and basic. But actually, these are quite challenging when you are already applying it to yourself and to your daily living. However, remember that these steps will help you achieve your healthiest state and further improve your lifestyle. Nevertheless, these are the things you will primarily need when you have a very busy life.

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Becoming your own boss is a complicated process, and not everyone does it the same way.

I got lucky. I was still working when I got my business off the ground, so I had a source of income while I was working the kinks out of my business. I did most of my work for the new business when I got home or on the weekends. I asked for a change in job responsibilities at the office so that I didn’t have as much on my plate.

This all gave me a chance to start earning money without going into debt. When it was feasible, I stopped working my regular job and transitioned into working for myself full time. It took about a year and a half.

Establish clear boundaries.

 

Sometimes people don’t take you seriously when you tell them that you work for yourself. They think you are always available to chat or have lunch.

I had a number of friends that would call me at all hours, assuming I was available because they wanted to talk. Granted, it was nice to have that freedom at first. But, I soon realized that if I was going to be successful, I couldn’t let those kinds of distractions interrupt my workday.

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I was in pretty good shape when I made the transition, but looking back, a few more months with a paycheck would have been wonderful.

When you start your own business, money can be very tight. You never know what you are going to make month to month.

I had one customer that initially made up most of my revenue. That customer only paid on a quarterly basis, which meant that times were tough in between payments.

I had to spend money to build the business, which meant there wasn’t a lot left over. If I didn’t get a payment right on time, it was very difficult to deal with.

There were times when I had to ask for a loan from family members simply to pay my bills.

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It can be really difficult to adjust at first. You have great days and you have terrible days. You meet goals some months, while other months you are left wondering where you went wrong.

If you make a mistake, you alone are responsible for it and your business and reputation can suffer. It is easy to feel depressed at times. You may even start to feel like you can’t handle running a business and that you made a big mistake when you left your office job.

Remember that you are not alone. All entrepreneurs have these moments, which is why it is so important to connect with others in the field.

Take time for yourself.

I had a honeymoon period of about half a year. It was really exciting to see the business get bigger. Each milestone that I met was a reason to celebrate.

However, heading into the second year, it was more difficult. I was tired. Things weren’t as exciting because they weren’t new anymore. And then, year three came along. I was done with working such long hours.

I was done with having no time off. Burnout is certainly an issue in this business, so you have to figure out how to balance your personal and your professional needs.

It took me a long time to get where I am today. I had to do a lot of research. I had to educate myself on business. I had to find an SEO expert. I had to figure out who my main competitors were and keep an eye on them. I also had to stay current with what was happening in the field so that I didn’t fall behind.

No matter how hard I worked, it seemed like I could never get caught up. Running a business is a big responsibility.

If you are interested in starting your own business, you want to set yourself up for success. Try to cut back on your living expenses. Make sure you have substantial savings. Set up an area in your home where you can work, free from distractions.

If you are married, get your spouse on board. He or she can help pay bills while you are getting your business off the ground.

Your business is only as good as you are.

Make sure you have a support system of other business professionals. These people can help you acknowledge your weaknesses, encourage you to keep moving forward and advise you on common mistakes.

You can try and go it alone, but it will be very difficult for you. As with anything else in life, your support network has a lot to do with your success. You are probably strongly invested in your business; after all, it is something that you created. Make sure you have people that you trust to help you along the way.

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Grace Lee has been practicing in the field of digital marketing for several years now. She has already brought numerous sites in search engines’ first pages in search results. In her spare time, she loves listening to podcasts about Google algorithm updates and other matters related to SEO.