fbpx

March 10, 2020

3 Quick and Easy Ways to Find More Time to be Healthy… even if you’re slammed

The “I’m too busy” Excuse Is Busted. We’re all busy…

Maybe that was too harsh, but sometimes, you need a swift kick in the arse for change to happen.

The 3 most common complaints we hear when working with business travelers in regard to living and creating a healthy lifestyle on the road are:

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
No alt text provided for this image

“I already have a ton in my morning routine, so I don’t have time to add in one more thing.”

“I’m so busy, I only have time to run through the drive through for fast food.”

“When I fly places for business, my company expects me to make the most out of the day, so I don’t have much control over my calendar.”

If you’ve said or felt anything remotely close to these, and wish you could find more time to be healthy, then here are 3 quick and easy ways to find more time:

1. Boundaries – (If you’re speed reading and rolling your eyes at this point, then you need to read further…)

I said quick and easy… but how can creating boundaries be quick and easy (and any different from what you’ve heard… which PS, If you keep hearing the same thing over and over and you aren’t implementing… then maybe it’s time to try something different?)

You’ve heard the saying, people make time for the things that are really important to them, right? Now’s the time to take the statement seriously. I understand that business (and life) is already busy…add in being away from home, and you have a pretty crazy (and unique) schedule.

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
No alt text provided for this image

Remember, you’re in control of your life and your time. If you’re willing to implement boundaries (and stick to them!), you’ll find that you won’t have to chase time, it’ll come quick and easy. Here’s a few examples you could start with:

  • Morning routine and nightly winddown time is sacred and must happen
  • Time to eat, recharge and recoup is important, so plan your day around it
  • Yes, productivity and driven results for your company while traveling is important… but you must also be at your best… and if you’re running on fumes… how can you???

2. Be Flexible and Open-Minded

Working out doesn’t have to be 30, 45 or 60 minutes. You can get a good sweat in 15 minutes when you get up in the morning or before you go to bed. Try to stay active throughout the day by taking the stairs or setting an alarm every hour to get up and move around if you have to be sitting down for long periods of time.

Be willing to encourage and set the example for co-workers and those around you to do the same!

3. Take Meditation and/or Intentional Breathing Breaks

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
No alt text provided for this image

It sounds so counterintuitive, but these small breaks will help reset and give you space to breathe (literally and figuratively). Start with 5-10 minutes. There are a ton of apps and resources to help you if you’re new to this. It will feel odd at first and your mind (and ego) will fight you every step of the way, stick to it and results will quickly follow.

Have you heard the saying, “the space between the notes?” It’s what makes music sound so nice to us. Your life needs these same types of spaces, at different intervals and lengths for different reasons.

Being extremely busy on the road can be exhilarating but also very stressful. Many of us A-types love the hustle-bustle and the constant stimulation, but we have to remember that if we want to have more energy, feel amazing, produce even better results (are you ready for that raise?!), and reduce stress, then add one or all three of these quick and easy ways to be more healthy into your routine!

—————

Are you ready to eat, move and live better on your terms? Click here to get the THRIVE Guide

COMMENTS
EXPAND

Thanks for helping out, excellent information. “Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.” by Tallulah Bankhead. Farica Morley Micki

Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after browsing through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back frequently!

You made some nice points there. I looked on the internet for the subject matter and found most individuals will agree with your site.

Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after browsing through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back frequently!

Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to this blog before but after browsing through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely happy I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back frequently!

There is a bundle to find out about this. You made nice points also. Binni Harvey Cherri

Very good blog article. Really looking forward to read more. Cool. Rori Arlan Pearse

Hello. This article was extremely motivating, particularly because I was looking for thoughts on this matter last Wednesday. Meara Romain Scherman

Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you writing this article and the rest of the site is really good. Cybil Kincaid Profant

Pretty! This was an incredibly wonderful article. Many thanks for providing this info. Milka Westley Helve

I really like your writing style, superb info , thanks for putting up : D. Evangelia Krishna Ellison

You could certainly see your expertise within the article you write. Lauren Reynolds Kenn

I blog often and I truly thank you for your information. This great article has really peaked my interest. Celinka Blane Gerge

No matter if some one searches for his required thing, so he/she desires to be available that in detail, therefore that thing is maintained over here. Renell Elbert Chor

Excellent post! We are linking to this great content on our website. Keep up the good writing. Helena Carce Lagas

If some one wants to be updated with newest technologies afterward he must be pay a quick visit this site and be up to date every day. Sissy Perceval Felty

Utterly composed articles, Really enjoyed studying. Maxine Nollie Alanah

Hi i am kavin, its my first time to commenting anyplace, when i read this article i thought i could also create comment due to this good article. Kettie Herbie Cranford

There is definately a great deal to learn about this topic. I like all of the points you have made. Rosemaria Jodi Clere

Appreciating the hard wprk yyou puut into your blog and detailed information you present. Maddalena Benedetto Brownley

And I forgot, more citizens of Dem controlled states are dying from covid-19 than Republican controlled states. Orel Sigvard Navarro

I got what you intend, thankyou for posting. Woh I am lucky to find this website through google. Michaeline Somerset Haveman

Im obliged for the blog article. Really looking forward to read more. Melisande Cecilio Ioved

Very good post! We are linking to this great content on our website. Keep up the great writing. Nelie Leonidas Burkitt

My brother suggested I ould possibly like this web site. Yettie Sly Garwood

Wow, great article post. Really thank you! Awesome. Aaren Durand Pelage

I am actually happy to glance at this website posts which carries lots of valuable facts, thanks for providing these information. Bree Morgan Monroy

Thanks for the good writeup. It in fact was once a amusement account it. Dyan Kermy Sartin

Pretty! This was an incredibly wonderful article. Thank you for supplying this information. Mina Thibaut Elkin

Here are some hyperlinks to web sites that we link to due to the fact we feel they may be really worth visiting. Anstice Merle Urissa

I am glad to be a visitor of this utter site ! , thankyou for this rare information! . Jacky Clerc Catie

At this time it appears like Expression Engine is the best blogging platform available right now. Farrah Armin Edny

ADD A COMMENT

STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST NEWS

JOIN OUR OHANA

Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap