Turn the Page and Make Time for Everything
By Sandy Schroeder
As summer fades, everybody has a fall list of things to do, but sometimes we need to look a little closer to really make it all work. As school, sports, and work all surge ahead, we may need to drop back and prioritize.
Making time for family, finding time for work, and managing to stay fit are major goals for most of us.
Here are some thoughts on how to make all three priorities work.
Time for Family
Regular family dinners or desserts can work to keep everybody in touch. Finding time to talk and eat with the whole family can be tricky with sports practices, more meetings, and different hours for each person. Take a few minutes to review schedules, and pick a couple times a week to get together for dinner, a mid-evening dessert, or breakfast. Stay flexible to find the best times. You may be amazed at how much these sessions can do to keep your family involved and moving ahead.
Time for Work
Get creative with your approach and stay flexible with your hours to cover all of the bases and still leave time for the rest of your life. Consider getting up an hour earlier or working from home for an hour in the morning to get more mileage out of your efforts. Condense email sessions, and other minor tasks into one spot in the day, and make room in the morning to work on your most important projects. When you make the most of your energy and reduce time-consuming details, you may not need to work as late every night.
Time to Stay Fit
Staying healthy is crucial to manage your tasks at home and at work. Find spots in your schedule that will comfortably handle 30 minutes of walking or workouts. If you find the right time, it may feel as natural as brushing your teeth. At the same time, find some good backup time slots, such as a short walk before breakfast, a longer walk after dinner, or a walk as part of lunch. Add some weekend activities to get the whole family out of the house and moving. Fall camping, biking, jogging and walking may expand family time and keep everybody fit.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Roseville, Minn.