How are those new year’s resolutions coming along? Do you feel like you could do an even better job of making 2015 your best year yet? January came and went so fast, and with the hustle and bustle that was the holiday season, it may feel a bit overwhelming jumping right back into your normal routine and making sure there is time for all you wish to accomplish.
Your time is your most prized possession, and figuring out how and where to invest your time is key. Read on for some tips on how to divvy up your time to be your best self this year.
Invest in yourself, literally:
Budgeting properly can sometimes be a daunting task, but extremely important and practical. Having a weekly or monthly budget plan can take a lot of stress off of you because it takes the guessing out of your everyday spending routines. Take a couple hours out of your week to plan out how much money you need for living and household expenses, insurance and taxes. After that, always make sure to set aside at least 10 to 15 percent of your income to savings. Having a safety net will assure that you stay financially comfortable.
Invest in your health:
Taking the time to put your health first is one of the best ways to invest in your well-being. Make a goal of eating homemade food all week and allow only a couple meals to be out at a restaurant. Packing your lunch for work every day only takes about 10 to 15 minutes in the morning and is much healthier and cheaper than eating out for lunch every day. There are thousands of recipes out there, but here are a few from Eating Well to get you inspired and hardly put a dent in your wallet!
In addition, moving your body a little bit every day can make the world’s difference. If you’re new to exercise, start by setting a goal of taking a 20-minute walk every day after lunch, dinner or on a work break. As you progress, adding more vigorous exercise at least three times a week for one hour will improve your performance in every area of your life and leave you feeling more confident to conquer the day. That’s only 3.2 percent of your time each week!
Invest in your mind:
There are countless ways to keep your brain active. In doing so, you will nurture your mind and imagination. Read! It could be anything. Engage in conversation with someone you speak with seldom and learn something new. Listen to new music from different genres and eras. Most importantly, and ironically sometimes the most difficult, invest a lot of time into getting a good night’s sleep. After all, when you can sleep is when you can dream!
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Watch this video for more ideas on how to “Treat yo-self!”