Almost daily, I try my best to find small ways to invest in my needs, especially when I’m feeling burnt out. From starting my day with a good breakfast to starting a new book I’ve been meaning to get to. I’ve found these methods are just quick enough to fit into a busy lifestyle, and not feel like you’ve neglected to listen to and trust your instincts.
1. Develop a morning routine
I believe that setting a daily routine of what I enjoy and can help the day go smoother and make waking up in the mornings much easier. Whether it’s taking a walk, having a good breakfast,—-do it. Making it a routine will make it harder to shelf it for a task that doesn’t benefit your soul.
2. Clear your mental space
Incorporate activities like reading and writing and meditating to your day. I love to read a lesson for the day (see the MM booklist!) and journal about how it relates to my life. Looking inward more often will keep you more aware of yourself and become a better listener to your spirit. Trust me, even 15 minutes a day of spiritual balance will set you on the right track.
3. Commit to doing at least one task and one thing for you
Are you Type A? Then I know your to-do list is never-ending. I know the feeling! But letting the list take over leaves you no time for yourself. Make a promise to yourself to do one productive thing and also, one thing that puts a smile on your face. It will instill confidence in yourself when you follow through with your own promises to the most important person—yourself. Plus you’ll still feel productive without the added stress.
Make these non-negotiable. Don’t swap them out for more to-dos. When you feel like your best you by investing in yourself, it becomes easier to tackle the day and feel confident in your decisions.
Why not give these tips a try? Test them out and let me know if they work for you!
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