I am finding the more that I run on the days I am by myself, the more I have time to stop and think about things in my life. It’s actually a great reflection time. This may be because I don’t run with music playing. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a relaxing time as well. I am outside…in nature… sweating… getting healthier…but I tend to drift off to the things going on in my life. It honestly helps me to get things in order in my mind of what I need to get done. When I get back from my run I am ready to attack the tasks that need to be done that evening. Am I the only one who feels that way? Maybe I am just weird when it comes to this.
Today when I was running I was thinking about what post I would make today. I decided that something dealing with time management would be excellent. Not having the time to complete regular tasks in your day could be a sign there is too much going on in your life. Maybe you should look at getting rid of some of the less important tasks that stress out your everyday life. Then, once you have consolidated your tasks, you can begin to figure out the most important things that need to be completed first. Start from the top and work your way down.
I know this may be easier said than done… I know there are many out there who have hundreds of things going on everyday, and consolidation may be far from applicable in your current situation. However, removing those extra stressors in your life will be better for your physical and mental health in the long run. Stress is a huge factor when you look at heart attacks and many other health related issues. Part of developing a healthier lifestyle is getting rid of those common everyday stressors and spending less time worrying.
Think about the time you spend each day. What is that time spent on? Running errands and things like that? That’s understandable. However, are you making time for both your physical and mental health as well? Physical…meaning exercise and outdoor activities. Mental…meaning reading the bible, relaxing and taking some time for yourself to unwind from your stressful day. If not, maybe this could be a great stepping stone to improve your health a little. Stress is definitely tied to weight gain and poor health conditions/choices. Everyone needs their down time. Everyone needs to get out and be active. Try making these adjustments in your everyday life and see how much better you feel.