By Mindy Levy, PN1-NC, CPT Nutrition, Nutrition & Wellness Coach
As a nutrition and wellness coach, I am passionately dedicated to helping people achieve optimal health and live a life of happiness. I emphasized the necessity of protecting your most precious resource, time, at our recent webinar on "Redefining the Value of Your Time." We all have 24 hours in a day, but how will you spend them? I discussed some of my favorite strategies and recommendations for achieving balance and fulfillment in my clients' lives. If you missed it, here's a quick recap to encourage you to watch the webinar recording:
10 key takeaways for valuing your time, including self-care:
Priorities: Determine your top priorities and the values that are most important to you. Examine how you use your time now and how you can utilize it differently to honor your priorities and values.
Plan Your Week: Planning your week can help you stay organized and prioritize tasks. Use Google Calendar to make multiple calendars, and color code them. Use Trello to create boards and break down tasks into smaller steps.
Prioritize Self-Care, Goals, and Habits: Prioritizing self-care activities, such as exercise, nutritious meals, and quality sleep, is essential for reducing stress and improving overall well-being. Use apps like Mintal for sleep tracking and Habitica for habit tracking.
Create a Block Schedule: A block schedule can help you stay focused and make time for important tasks and self-care activities. Use apps like the Forest app or ToDoist.
Eliminate Distractions: Eliminating distractions is essential for effective time management. Use your phone's settings to limit notifications. Apps like Freedom help block websites and apps on your computer or phone.
Set Boundaries: Setting boundaries and learning to say no to tasks or activities that do not align with your priorities is vital for effective time management and mental well-being.
Conduct a Time Audit: A time audit can help you identify where you spend your time and adjust as needed. Use apps like RescueTime to help define how you spend your time.
Set Goals: Setting specific, measurable, and achievable goals can help you stay motivated and on track. Use apps like Strides to set and track your goals.
Gratitude: Practicing gratitude can help you maintain a positive mindset and reduce stress. Use a journal to implement a gratitude practice in your daily routine. Review it often for a mood boost! I recommend writing down three things you are grateful for daily.
Prioritize Self-Care: Taking care of yourself is essential for overall well-being and productivity. Make sure to include self-care activities in your weekly routine, such as taking a class, walking, meeting a loved one for lunch, getting a spa treatment, or reading a book.
Remember that efficient time management and self-care routines are essential for overall wellness and accomplishing one's goals. Applying these strategies allows you to develop a balanced, fulfilling life focused on what matters most to you.
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About the Author
Mindy Levy, PN1-NC, CPT
Owner - Nutrition, Performance & Wellness Coach Fox Body Coaching
Mindy is a passionate nutrition, fitness, and wellness coach committed to helping people improve their health and well-being. She transformed her life when she lost a significant amount of weight and overcame health issues, giving her a unique perspective on how to help others. She uses evidence-based strategies to help clients improve their eating habits, manage stress, and increase physical activity and overall well-being.
Mindy co-founded the award-winning accounting firm Bean Counter 4 Hire before becoming a Nutrition, Wellness, and Fitness Coach and establishing Fox Body Coaching. She understands the joy and satisfaction of working remotely in accounting and the stress and demands.
Her coaching services assist clients in understanding their health goals, developing actionable plans to meet those goals, and providing ongoing support and accountability to ensure success. Her coaching style is compassionate, non-judgmental, and empowering, and she believes anyone can achieve long-term health and well-being with the proper support and guidance.
When she is not coaching clients or staying up to date on the latest nutrition and wellness research, Mindy enjoys competing in combat sports such as karate, and she is now a registered Amateur Boxer with USA Boxing. She lives outside of Nashville with her four children and two dogs and enjoys volunteering with high school students and first responders in her community.
This webinar is part of our Redefining Value webinar series. View the other virtual events and learn more about this series.