Although we hate to admit it, the seasons are changing and winter is just around the corner. Ambitious folks with their busy schedules, often times pick up horrible eating habits. Fast food becomes the norm especially when we’re constantly on the go with little to no time to prepare meals and It even begins to become acceptable to skip a meal because there’s just not enough time in our busy schedules. The great thing about summer is the days are longer, so it appears that we have more time in the day to get things done and what we dislike the most about the cold seasons (beside’s the temperature) is just the opposite of that –shorter days. If time management is most important during anytime of the year, it’s now. I cannot stress enough about the importance of “making time for what’s important.”
I’ve compiled a list of five things YOU should be doing to get ready for old man winter and what better time to replace those bad habits with new ones than right now?
- Make sure to get at least 7.5 hours of sleep and wake up on time every day. It’s OK to sleep in 1-2 days a week if your schedule permits it but don’t make a habit of it especially when there’s work to be done. Whether you’re punching the clock or an entrepreneur—STICK TO YOUR SCHEDULE! You’ll thank me when it starts snowing and you’re NOT running behind.
- Eat a balanced breakfast EVERYDAY.
I cannot stress this enough especially because we’re entering Flu season. When we make a habit of skipping breakfast, it breaks our immune system down and you’re more susceptible to catching a cold or worse…the Flu. Trust me; I’m speaking from personal experience. I went through a phase where I wasn’t too fond of breakfast food but upon entering adulthood I made it a priority because I noticed that while everyone would get sick during Cold and Flu season, I didn’t because my mom made sure I ate breakfast every morning. I haven’t had a Cold or the Flu in years but I also make sure my hands stay washed and I’m sort of a Germaphobe anyway. 🙂
- Drink lots of hot fluids! Tea, hot chocolate etc… are key beverages for keeping your body temperature up during the fall/winter months.
- Make lists of things that you’ll need to accomplish (this is a year-round must). Lists are a great way to remind yourself that you have things to do. Personally, I like to keep a to-do list in my iPhone and a hand written one. Planners and setting reminders on your computer/smart phone are wonderful tools to utilize as well.
- DON’T GET DISTRACTED. As tempting as it is to throw on a pair of sweats and lay under our blankets and comforters when the cold weather sticks, it is essential to stick to the plan and keep it moving! Achieve those goals.
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