When life starts to get busy, it can affect you in a number of different ways. One of the problems that you can have is that you lack the time to care for yourself. Your energy is needed for so many other things, whether it’s work, family, or other commitments, that you barely have time to do basic things to keep yourself healthy.
However, being busy shouldn’t stop you from being healthy. You might be short on time, but you can still use your time to the best of your ability to take care of yourself. Here are some tricks to look after your health.
Stay hydrated (avoid coffee)
Even simple things can fall by the wayside when you’re really busy. Finding the time to drink plenty of water and stay hydrated can seem difficult.
You might not even remember to have a drink while you’re busy doing other things. And when you do have a drink, it will often be coffee or other caffeinated drinks to try and keep your energy up.
But if you want to be healthier, try to carry a water bottle with you. You can even use your phone to remind you to take a drink, although it’s even better if you can take a break to refresh.
Take care of yourself by getting health essentials online
Running errands may not be possible when you’re busy with other things. You can be left with little time to do things like picking up prescriptions and other health essentials. If you have things you need to collect, try using online services instead.
For example, you can arrange medication delivery so that your essentials are sent to you. You only have to worry about making sure you order what you need, and you can arrange a delivery that’s convenient for you.
Pack a healthy lunch
Healthy eating can seem like it has to take up a lot of your time. So, you may end up neglecting to make a healthy lunch for work and instead get something from the nearest available place or have it delivered.
But you could spend more time, as well as money, buying lunch every day. If you want to have a healthy lunch, it may not take that much time to make yourself something the night before.
Or, put together the to-go meal in the morning before leaving for work. Taking just 5 or 10 minutes to make a healthy lunch can help you maintain a nutritious diet.
Take a break
When everything is busy, you might feel like there’s no time for any breaks. Taking time out might seem like you’re just delaying all the things you need to do during the day.
But taking breaks can actually help you to get things done quicker and more efficiently because it gives you time to reset and refresh. If you plan to take breaks, you can make sure you use your time wisely and it’s good for your health too.
Concluding words on taking care of yourself
Even when you’re busy, you can still take care of yourself and find the time to stay healthy. The tips above are great ideas that hopefully inspire you!
6 thoughts on “Smart tricks to care for yourself when you’re busy”
This was a great reminder, thank you 😊
Thank YOU for being here!
Hi Christy, it can be very hard to get away from your desk when you are very busy. I do try very hard to get up and walk about.
That’s great you get up and walk around to stretch your legs and help relax the mind a bit too
We can all use reminders like this, Christy. Thanks, and keep up your good work on this site.
Thank you so much, Peggy! I just read your writeup on Bull Creek Cafe and it sounds like a great place for steak!