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Our everyday lives can be a stressful affair. It gets so busy most times that we lack the time to handle other tasks. While you might feel overwhelmed, and burdened, there are self-development habits you can incorporate into your lifestyle, that will make life much easier for you.

If over the years, you’ve stressed yourself over incorporating stress management tactics, then you are in the right place. First things first, you are not the only one that is feeling overwhelmed there are so many persons who have lost sleep trying to fit so much into their fitness journey and personal development goal.

People often find themselves stressed out with incorporating so many habits, and hobbies into their already packed schedule. The end result is that they find themselves trying to scramble in so much, and in the process, fail to derive maximum satisfaction from each activity.

Similar to getting more time out of each day, there is an opportunity cost involved. But essentially, you should focus on habits and activities that give you maximum satisfaction, and at the same time, amplify your wellbeing and fitness.

Things like spending time with your family, or playing with the kids after work are very vital habits that play a key role in your wellbeing and overall health. While some might consider them to be mundane, such activities are all part of personal development practices.

Again the focus should be on what makes you happy, with emphasis on activities/habits that amplify your health and well-being.


Monitor your behavior and goals

Your behavior and goals are repeatable and they happen at various points in your life. If you look back at the last few years, you would notice that there are patterns that are repeated. Take note of those habits that induce overload. The best way to go about this is to create a list of everything you do daily

For example:

  • Jogging
  • Walking
  • Playing Squash
  • Reading a Magazine

Writing your list gives a sense of clarity and control. You tend to know what takes your time, and what you can give more time to.


Why putting it in writing is important?

Writing is very beneficial. It will enable you to notice your best attributes and positive habits. Seeing your list enables you to identify what you give much or less time to. If on your list, you exercise well, get adequate sleep, and eat well, then you are good to go. On the other hand, If you are lagging in those areas, do yourself a huge favor by including them in your schedule. Writing helps you to;

  • Take note of your positive habits
  • Know what to let go of and as such give time to more essential habits.
  • Identify habits that are similar thus knowing what to let go of.
  • identify important habits, as well as habits that should be prioritized over others.

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