With 2017 rapidly underway and no sign of slowing down, we’ve put together 5 tips for a stress-free life to help keep your mind and body at ease. Give it a try, at this point what could it hurt?
GET UP EARLY
There is nothing like getting an early start on the day. My competitive nature has always driven me to be up earlier than the competition – early bird gets the worm and all that. Having that extra few hours to read, collect your thoughts and plan your next step makes all the difference.
JUNK FOOD, SKIP IT
Nothing will slow you down and hinder you more than junk food. Good in, good out. It’s that simple. Plan your week of meals during the weekend and take the time to shop for them. This way there are no excuses and you’ll always have healthy snacks for when you have a craving. But lets be honest, it doesn’t work unless you allow yourself a cheap meal, or two.
SOCIAL MEDIA, CUT THE CORD
We all have people we follow that bring a negative vibe to our lives. You can certainly live without the college debate club friend that feels the need to share every political view on Facebook, or those Instagram accounts that offer no real value other than making you feel bad about yourself for not having the contrived life someone else is publishing about. Cut the cord and streamline your feed to a place that’s inspirational, aspirational and motivational.
People notice, because it changes your approach to the day. It doesn’t have to take a lot of time or money to look your best, so why dress any other way? Dressing well will improve your confidence and the perceptions that others have of you. So look your best, no matter if you’re headed to work, out with the girls/guys or are boarding a long-haul flight – going the extra mile will pay off.
ORGANIZE YOUR LIFE
You can’t do it all, so why try. Pick the things that matter most and prioritize them.
It is often the case that the things we want the least distract us from things we want most. Organize your days with your goals in mind and be sure to place those front and center each day. Set daily goals and tasks, don’t move to the next item until the prior gets crossed off.
Photo: From the movie Three (1969)