When you live a busy life like mine, it can be hard to fit everything on your to-do list in one day. On top of running this blog, I intern for a music public relations company, am a full-time student, applying for jobs, and workout three times a week. Let’s just say I’m always a girl on the go. I always have to be on top of my schedule in order for me to fit everything in.
In addition to school and interning, staying on top of my health is really important to me. I’m always thinking about what I’m going to eat and if I’ll have time to go to my workout class or self-care at the end of the day.
I find skipping meals or running errands instead of taking time for lunch might save time, but it leaves you feeling tired and hungry and in the end just not productive for me.
This blog is all about how I find balance in my life by making time for healthy habits, self-care, and eating clean nourishing food. I hope this helps!
As a college student, my schedule isn’t always predictable, it can be challenging to fit everything into my day. I know I have to plan ahead in order to get anything done, and I also have to use my time in the most productive way.
I find time-blocking my schedule and using the Pomodoro Technique to beat procrastination is very useful. My tutor in high school recommended the Pomodoro Technique because of my specific learning difference. It takes a lot of time for my brain to process information, so in order for me not to feel too overwhelmed, breaking things up really helps.
2. PRIORITIZING MY HEALTH
Even though my grades are important to me, my health is equally as important. After all, I know I am more productive when I fit the time to exercise in the morning.
We all know burnout is real, and I think it happens when we let our schedules get in the way of making healthy choices.
When you’re running around all day trying to get things done, your health is most likely to get put on the backburner. That’s why I make it a priority to practice self-care and making healthy choices for myself.
Since I’m always working on something, I need sustained energy to keep me going or else the hunger will start to kick in.
3. MAKING HEALTHY CHOICES
I personally believe a big part of self-care is making healthy choices when it comes to food. That’s why I always make sure to have a snack in my bag for times when I don’t have time to think about my food choices.
Buying food on-campus or at a local drugstore is not a good option, especially when your pantry is fully stocked with healthy snacks. Some of the person favorites are packing small Tupperware with hummus and flaxseed crackers and peppers or unsalted peanuts. This much better than buying a bag of Cheez-itz from the vending machine.
If you’re going non-stop from the early morning until nighttime, you might not feel like you have time for self-care. But, self-care doesn’t have to be super elaborate. You just need to take advantage of the little breaks you get in between everything else.
See what you can fit into the ten minutes of downtime you get every now and again. It can be tempting to use this time to scroll through social media, but it will be more beneficial if you do some stretches, meditate, read a book, or go for a walk without listening to music.
5. MEAL PREP
All my friends know I hate cooking after a long day of classes and work. You only have so much time when you get home from classes or your job where you can do what you want to do. On Sundays, I like to dedicate an hour or two to meal prepping for at least 5 days a week.
This doesn’t have to be anything extreme. It could be as simple as prepping all your veggies and marinating your protein. I typically roast all my veggies, cut up kale and spinach in bulk, cooked brown rice, marinate fish, and pre-wash fruit. It feels nice I have one less thing to worry about during the week and I know exactly what is going into my body which is clean and healthy foods.
How Do You Make Healthy Habits?