This post was sponsored by Reebok as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Life is hectic and days can pass you by. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve woken up and don’t even know how it could possibly be Friday and I wonder where the time has gone and what I have really accomplished for the week. I didn’t want life passing me by so I realized it was time to live each day more meaningful. Life shouldn’t always be about your to-do list and work, it should be about finding joy and contentment. At least, that’s my opinion.
I know what you’re thinking. I’d love to have time for myself, but I’m not a miracle worker. I can’t add more time to my days. So how am I suppose to focused my busy schedule? Well, my advice is to do it 20 minutes at a time. Studies show that adults can only stay focused on one task completely for 20 minutes before their brains start to wander and they go off task.
So follow me and find out five ways that you can make time for yourself each and every day!
Read 30 pages a day of your current book (or a favorite).
Is it just me or do you feel more accomplished when you’ve spent a few minutes reading a new book? It doesn’t matter how long you escape into another world, just make sure you’re doing it a little every day. Pick up a new book you’ve been dying to read and get through it 30 pages at a time.
Do a media detox for an hour.
I know. I know. It’s asking a lot, especially in this day and age and plus, I already said you can only really stay focused for 20 minutes. So I’ll compromise.. spend 20 minutes with yourself but strive for an hour. Why, well this study show that on average we look at our phone 46 times a day and this number is actually higher with millennials who check their phone between 74-50 times a day!! That’s crazy, right?
I myself struggle with detaching from social media, but it’s my job so that makes it all the harder. However, I also was suffering from burnout all the time and realized I was missing out on what was happing around me. Life was passing me by and I was more tuned into strangers lives than my own. Solution? Spend an hour with your thoughts. You’ll learn a lot about yourself. Spend an hour cooking, or going on a walk, soak in the tub. I don’t care, just get away from everything and be alone with yourself for awhile.
Try to squeeze in 20 minutes of exercise a day!
Exercise is a wonderful way to relieve stress, everyone knows that! So get up and go on a walk, or do some stretches or yoga. No matter the activity just make sure that you push yourself during those 20 minutes. You may even find that you are enjoying your workout and you will push yourself for another 10 minutes or so. The Reebok CloudRide DMX has unique, patented, moving air technology that has been popular in other Reebok “DMX” products in the past.
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Practice an old hobby or try something new.
Do you love to do calligraphy or playing basketball, or have you always wanted to learn a second language? Well, you can do all of these things. Just carve that 20 minute time out of your day when you wake up, or on your lunch break, or after dinner. I promise that as you start to make this time for yourself you will realize that you are utilizing your days better. Not only that, but you will realize that carving out that 20 minutes wasn’t as hard as you thought it would be.
Stick to a strict bedtime routine.
I’m not saying go to bed by 9 pm or anything I’m just saying…. nothing is better than having a schedule, right? Make a routine and stick to it. Every night before bed listen to one of your favorite songs, have a cup of sleepy time tea and take your journal to bed to and write down your thought from the day. No matter what your routine regimen is I can guarantee that it will start to be one of the best parts of your day and a time that you will look forward too.
What do you do to lead a meaningful day?