Reducing Stress With A Busy Schedule
It’s good to be busy. Busy means your life is full, you’re making money, and you have a full life of engagements.
But is it really good to be so busy?
Sometimes, we’re busy because we want to fill our time, and that can cause stress. That stress can be managed if you look at your life and determine what’s important and what is not.
Reducing stress with a busy schedule is possible but it will take some work.
Set Up a Routine
Spontaneity is required if you want to lead a fun life. Your day cannot be planned down to the very second. That creates high expectations, if something out of the ordinary happens. Consequently, you will be thrown off and you may get angry. A routine helps you eliminate some of that stress.
A routine puts you in the places you need to be in order to have the most success in your day. However, what happens when you are in those places is free to occur. Knowing where you have to be and being there is a comfort, but while you are at the gym, at the office, or at your favorite spot, enjoy where you are.
Control Your Diet
Our diets are directly connected to our moods and our basic functions. When our nutrition is thrown off, it can throw us off. Find easy recipes to cook so that you can eat well and it won’t stress you out. A Tuscan chicken (see the recipe here) meal is a quick and easy meal to prepare that is full of flavor, healthy, and will taste so good after a long day. Meals like this will keep your nutrition up while you are taking care of yourself.
Make time in your routine for exercise. Doctors will say that a simple thirty-minute exercise is all you need in a day. You can burn hundreds of active calories, and you will be doing something great for your health. The best part of exercise is that it releases endorphins that make you happy and exercise reduces your stress levels.
Manage Your Time Wisely
In case you need to hear this: It’s okay to say “no” to people. If someone gets offended at your answer, that is indicative that maybe you need to rethink that relationship. For the most part, people will respect your rejection because most people know that sometimes you just have to worry about yourself and your needs.
Prioritize your time so that you can take care of what you need to get done for yourself. When you are done with your daily list, you will feel more available to help others, but if others need you while you are in the middle of your self-care, it is okay to decline and get back to yourself.
The minute you lose track of yourself is the minute everything comes undone. Get a day planner, make lists, and know where you have to be in order to stay on top of your day.