Although we preach to keep an outward focus by serving and impacting those around you, we must admit that it’s not an easy task unless you’re on your own personal growth journey. So, when we say, “make yourself a priority,” it’s only the first step in building a legacy, designing the life of your dreams, and making a significant impact in the lives of others.
So, yes, you can focus on YOU without selfish intentions. And here’s how.
Make Your Health a Priority
When you think of taking care of yourself, the first thing that comes to mind is taking care of your body. Here are three ways to make yourself a priority by putting your health first.
Move Your Body
If you’re an avid gym goer, that’s great! But what if taking care of your health is just now becoming a priority for you? Or maybe you can’t seem to find enough time in the day for a long workout. First of all, that’s okay! And secondly, moving your body doesn’t have to be a big commitment. Here are a few ways to get movement in throughout your day:
- Stretch for 5-10 minutes in the morning after you wake up.
- Go for a daily walk.
- Do a quick at-home work out!
- Unwind at the end of the night with a bedtime yoga routine.
Get Outside EVERY DAY
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again and again. Getting outside every day is vital to your wellbeing. Even if it’s just 5 minutes in the morning to let the sunshine hit your face, your body will thank you for soaking in the light and getting that vitamin D.
Make Your Time a Priority
The way you prioritize and spend your precious hours each day matters! We all know it’s too easy to let 24 hours go by and feel like you didn’t get anything done. Tell your time where to go and make your time a priority.
Develop a Time-Management System
It’s important to discover which time management system works for you! Everybody works differently. For one person, time blocking is the way to go. For another, time boxing helps get things done. For a third, digital calendars may serve them better than paper planners!
Want to check out more time management strategies? Head to this Indeed© article for 14 time-management techniques. Test them out to see which one resonates with you the most.
Prioritize Your Tasks
The next step is to decide what the most important tasks are according to your goals. Plug these action items into the time management system of your choosing to be sure that you accomplish everything you set out to do!
Decide Where Your Energy Goes
We only have so many hours to get things done. You get to decide where your energy goes during those hours. Be aware of time-wasting activities such as social media scrolling or Netflix™ binging. These mindless activities actually use more of your energy than you might imagine! Instead, spend that time learning something, staying productive, or spending time with friends and family!
Make Your Heart & Soul a Priority
Lastly, let’s talk about your heart and soul. Mental health is just as critical as physical health. Embrace soul care with these three activities.
Try Meditation & Mindfulness
Get refocused and recentered by practicing meditation and mindfulness. In the craziness of life, sometimes all we need is a bit of peace and quiet. If you’re new to meditation and mindfulness, there is plenty of help out there to get you started. Head to this article on the best meditation apps to find the right one for you.
Start Your Day Off Right
Care for your heart and soul by starting your day off right. Your morning routine makes or breaks the rest of your day. It can make you feel restless or have you feeling productive and full of energy right off the bat! The trick is discovering the morning routine that’s just right for you. Head to this blog to get morning routine ideas to craft your perfect morning.
Do Things That Bring You Joy
Make yourself a priority by finding joy in the small things. Pick up your favorite hobby, read a feel-good book, go for a hike, bask in the sun, bake a yummy treat, go on a date night … you get the point. Do something that brings you joy!
Make Yourself a Priority and Pour from an Overflowing Cup!
Making yourself a priority is not selfish because it allows you to pour into others from a cup that overflows with positivity, energy, goodness, and light. Don’t let anything keep you from making an impact on those around you.
Still looking for more good vibes? Head to our blog on unique gratitude activities to boost your mood.
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