I work outside the home. That job provides my family’s primary income (at least for right now). That job also zaps a bunch of my time! As such, I must get creative to take care of myself!
The Morning:When I get up in the morning, I typically spend at least 20 minutes praying and meditating. This helps me to center myself and helps me to take on the day!
I walk to the bus stop. This gives me some exercise, which is also very, very important.
Here is where I mix things up: On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, I walk from the train station downtown (Union Station) to where I work. It’s about a mile, and it gives me a chance to burn some calories. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I take the bus to work, but I walk up 19 flights of stairs to my floor. The photo attached to this blog post is a selfie I took immediately after I climbed those stairs!
In this way, I’m getting my exercise in!
During the Day:
I also take the stairs as frequently as I can during the day! This helps me to get even more exercise. Throw in a short walk during lunch (or on the way back from work to Union Station, and that’s a lot of exercise!
I also bring lunch on most days. Not only is that healthier for my body, but it is much, much cheaper than buying food!
On the way home, I often read. Reading gives the brain a chance to relax after a long, hard day. Also, reading helps to give me new ideas that I can then use in all areas of my life!
In the Evening:
After putting everyone to bed, I often take a walk around the lake. This helps me to relax and helps me to get over a long, day. This also helps me to get to sleep sooner!
That’s an example of what I do during the day to take care of myself. What do you do?