How to stay healthy with a busy schedule

One of the easiest things to do when you have a jam packed schedule is forget to take care of yourself. Especially now with our work from home modality, when there’s a busy day at work, sometimes you even forget to eat! Now, I’m not saying this should be normal, because it shouldn’t be. We should be making that time to eat, time to sleep, and time to take care of ourselves.

So how do you stay healthy with a busy schedule? Well, first of all let’s set some realistic goals. It’s always so tempting to jump in trying to start a crazy routine, going to the gym 7 days a week, eating exclusively foods with high nutrients, and going cold turkey on all bad habits, butttt that’s not very sustainable now is it?

Let’s start small. 

Your day is busy right? So, let’s start out by creating a plan. I’m sure you already have a place where you keep your schedule, and it might look a bit packed to the brim, but we can make it work. Start fresh on a new week and add 3 daily goals, while making sure to balance your work and home life as much as possible. 

Now that we have some goals set, we need to fit sleep into your schedule. Keep your sleeping goals to around 7-8 per night if possible. Put away your phone before bed, step away from all blue lights and electronics. Ensure your home is at a comfortable temperature and maybe even try some meditative techniques to help increase your relaxation. Studies show that there’s a strong link between your quality of sleep and the health of your mitochondria. If you have a healthier mitochondria then you’ll produce the hormones that repair your body during sleep and influence your body’s sleep/wake cycle. 

The next thing we need to work on is maintaining a healthy diet. Take a look at what you’re currently choosing to put into your body. Maybe start swapping out some of your current processed snacks for something less processed or swap them out for some raw fruit and veggies; you can even add some nut butter! Follow qualified nutritionists and dietitians on social media for meal plan inspo. Meal prep in the beginning of the week to make your life that much easier. Just make sure you’re taking care of your body and feeding it all the nutrients needed to fuel your busy life! 

Keep your energy levels up. Energize yourself with some exercise! It’s a bit ironic, but adding 20-40 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity can do a lot for an energy boost! This could be as easy as a slightly faster paced walk. You could even take your next work call or listen to your next meeting at the same time! This could even help you control your stress levels which consume a huge amount of energy. 

Some other quick things you can do is omit alcohol, drink the necessary amount of water, and eat foods for energy. Foods with a low glycemic index whose sugars are absorbed slowly may help you avoid the lag of energy, this would be foods like whole grains, high fiber vegetables, nuts, etc.

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Choose this formula if you:

  • you feel like there are not enough minutes in a day
  • feel you need more “oomph” and/or have a dip in energy in the afternoon
  • lack clarity and have trouble focusing
  • experience anxiety, mood issues or are consistently tense
  • you handle stress poorly and react easily to stressors
  • you feel you look puffy, old or “haggard”