We’ve all had ‘one of those days’. You know the ones – from the moment you open your eyes, everything starts vying for attention at the same time: work, kids, bills, shopping, errands and trying to maintain some semblance of a social life. Before you know it, every day becomes ‘one of those days’ and suddenly, well, that’s just life: a blur of responsibilities and to-do lists. It’s surprisingly easy to forget about checking in with yourself to see how you’re coping and feeling in the middle of it all, especially with so little time to spare. Taking a few minutes for yourself can feel like you’re taking time away from something more important; time that could be spent responding to those emails or crossing things off your lists. But it turns out that looking after yourself first actually helps you to be more productive. As marriage and family therapist Karyl McBride says, ‘If we are filling our own emotional tanks with self-respect and loving care, we have much more to give to our families, friends and the world in general.’ All it takes is 15 minutes to give yourself a boost and renew your energy and positivity for the day ahead.
ADD 5 FEEL-GOOD FIXES TO YOUR TO-DO LIST
It’s important to focus on your body and mind and be aware of what they need to be able to take on your busy life. Rushing from one thing to the next, sitting at a desk for long hours an