10 Things you should make time for everyday

Monday, 18 May 2015

 We all get busy sometimes and our health and well-being tend to suffer most if we don't keep on top of it. I think it's safe to say that we have all been guilty of making excuses and letting some of our most important everyday habits slip by. And so, I have compiled a list of some of the things you should be making time for, no matter how busy life gets.

1. Visualize your day
    It sounds a bit cheesy I know, but this is a tried and test way of starting your day with the best
    attitude possible. It's simple really, just sit down, close your eyes and imagine your day with
    happy outcomes and having a laugh with workmates. You'll be suprised by the difference it
    makes to your day!
2. Skin care
    I think we're all guilty of letting this one slip on occasion and we all know how quickly our skin
    can start to play up. Find a routine and products that work for you and your schedule. Personally,  
    I  keep it simple: cleanse, tone, moisturize, and use a mask/exfoliate several times a week. You'll
    thank yourself for it later!

3. Eating well
   This one's a given, however, it's a habit that can slip away so easily when things get busy.
   The best way of making sure you eat well each day is taking the time to find healthy recipes
   you'll love, plan a shopping list, and even prepare a healthy lunch the day before. It doesn't take a
   heap of time and you'll feel better for it.

4. Drinking water
    Again, it's obvious, but I myself am guilty of not drinking enough water. A great habit to
    get into is to always have water nearby, so that you'll automatically reach for it throughout
    the day.

5. Organization
    Tidy space, tidy mind right? We all hate those Saturday mornings spent catching up on chores.
     Find time each day to organize just a little and not only will you feel better in your environment,
     you'll also be able to spend your Saturday doing the things you want!

6. Catch up with friends and family
    No matter what happens in our lives, family and friends are all we have at the end of the day. Even
    sending a TXT or eating dinner together can make a difference to your day, and shows that you

7. Laugh
    Whether it's through having a catch up with friends, funny cat videos on YouTube or watching
    your favorite comedian (I recommend Danny Bhoy), it will improve your day AND make you live
    longer. Need we ask for more?

8. Time for yourself
    As someone who is quite introverted this is a very important part of my day, and is something I
    never fail to find time for. For me, I put headphones on and browse my way through the internet
    and watch my favorite daily vloggers on YouTube. Whatever recharges you for the next day, make
    sure you find the time.

9. Write down your happies!
    Inspired by the amazing Louise Pentland (aka Sprinkleofglitter), a great way to reflect is to sit 
    down and write at least three things that happened during the day that made you happy. I often
    find myself doing this on break at work to show myself that my day really isn't going as bad
    as I think it is. Maybe someone complimented you or your coffee was perfectly made. Find
    time to be grateful for the little things in life.

10. Exercise
    Yup, can't get away from this one. The hardest part of exercise is always stepping out the door,
     but the benefits are always worth it. Even just a walk outside to clear your head and get away
     can be the biggest relief with things get chaotic and busy. Heart problems run in my family
     and so it's extra important for me to keep my fitness up. Last year I struggled to run 5km, and
     now after time running regularly I can run 10km and have entered a half marathon. Trust me,
     it pays off!

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