We are all super busy people, juggling work, family, and other responsibilities. If you’re in graduate school, then that adds another layer of responsibility. Organizing your life in a way that accomplish all of the tasks that are in front of you seems to be a never ending challenge. Some days we handle things well, get lots of things checked off of our to-do list, while other days are the exact opposite. We live and learn and keep moving forward, right? Well, today I want to speak to you briefly about the importance of personal development time. We cannot expect to meet the challenges that life hands to us every day if we don’t take care of ourselves. So, as difficult as it may seem, it is so important that find a way to integrate some personal development into your routine so that you can be strong enough to handle the rest of what needs to be done.
In this episode I share 5 ways that you can focus on personal development.
Regular physical activity: taking walks, bike rides, swimming, etc.
Quality sleep: strive for improving your sleep because the lack of quality sleep can negatively impact your health
Eat healthy food choices – make it a lifestyle of moderation and accountability (e.g. food tracker)
Spirituality as an important part of your health
Enjoy a book (not a text book for class), or take up some other hobby