in today’s society, many of us are so busy just getting things done that we
neglect our bodies and fail to nurture our mental and spiritual
well-being. We must redirect our energy.
out a pen and paper. Now let’s add up
the total number of hours you spend in a week;
to and from work
in the workplace
on the phone/texting family and friends
or socializing with friends
time with family and caring for children
chores and taking care of personal business
hobbies & leisure activities such as reading or watching TV
spiritual activities including meditation
ask yourself the following questions:
- Have you
allowed enough time to do all the things you want or need to do? Subtract your total hours from 168, the
total number of hours in a week.
- Have you
allowed enough time for physical, mental, and emotional fitness? According to Nordine Zouareg the author
of “Mind Over Body” you should schedule at least 10 minutes of working
both your mind and body for every hour you are at work. If you work 8 hours a day, you need to
schedule 80 minutes of mental and physical fitness each day.
- What can
you do to adjust your schedule so that there will be enough time for
everything you want or need to do?
(Go back to the first question and see which aspects of yourself
you may have been short changing and how you can create a better balance
in your life).
we do in life – except meditation and visualization is a stressor so you do not
want to create additional stress by adding more time commitments to your
life. You must intelligently
redistributed your time. Figure out how to use your time more productively.
Much exercise is enough? The key is to
do the right routine with the right amount of focus and intensity. This helps alleviate the number one excuse
for not exercising: “I don’t have enough
you in class!
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