My first Publication The Creative Space November 2019 - Page 11

Topic “Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer” -William S. Burroughs, American writer and visual artist. This being said…Lovies, It’s time to start managing your health and well-being from the inside out. Listed below are 5 strategies designed to help you to become happier - physically, mentally and spiritually in 2020: 1. Include “me time” in your daily “to-do” list. Choose something – some form of meditation (for me, it’s Yoga), writing in your journal, reading one chapter of a book, or playing a game with your kids. To be successful, it’s critical that you purposely set aside time each day when you can quiet your mind and get in tune with yourself. “Me time” helps you to become more self-aware, as you reflect on the day, where you’re at and where you’re headed. 2. Exercise daily The hardest thing to start (and the easiest thing to drop off) is a scheduled exercise program-trust me, I know. However, in order for you to continue to have the energy for everything entrepreneurship requires, it means you're gonna have to “get up and get going”. 3. Start saying ‘No” And Mean It In our day to day, we often overschedule ourselves and then wonder why we feel overwhelmed most of the time. If this is something you currently struggle with (you people pleaser you!) here’s the thing - you don’t need to do everything. By saying no, you’ll give yourself more time to pursue other interests and in so doing create more opportunities for growth. 4. Find ways to unwind every day. While it’s tempting to go for broke especially when you're in the middle of a project you're really stoked about, it’s especially important to dial down at the end of each day. When you give yourself permission to unwind, you also allow yourself to decompress, to reconnect with friends and loved ones. This also helps you to refresh (just like your browser) and you’ll be better able to handle the daily pressures of life (and biz).