July 25, 2018
Written by: Kiel Holman, KAHA Fit & Together We Rise CrossFit Director of Marketing
Find balance. Everyone has been given and probably gave this advice to someone at some point in life. But how? Work, family, bills, workout, groceries, your home or apartment, laundry, dishes…the list goes on and on. Easier said than done, right? Here are 3 tips to balance out the life scales.
1. Brain breaks: Everyone needs some time to shut it all down, clear your head and regroup. A lot of us go a thousand miles an hour from the time we wake up until we lay down at night. This can make it hard to get good sleep, which along with your crazy daily schedule, will add up over time to completely wear you down. Brain breaks can be a 10-15min pause in your day to clear your head, recover and be ready to get back in action. Find something you enjoy like reading a book, listening to music, going for a jog or just simply finding a quiet area to close your eyes and relax in peace. It’s not about having the time to do this, it’s making the time to do it. Your body and mind will thank you.
2. Break a sweat: Time is one of the biggest reasons people give for not getting a workout in. There are 10-minute workouts you can do to get the blood flowing and your heart rate up with zero equipment. Check out @twrcrossfit on Instagram or Together We Rise CrossFit on Facebook for “workouts on-the-go” Parts 1 and 2 to find what will work for you. Something is always better than nothing. Even if it has been a while since you went to the gym, you will be amazed at how much getting your body moving will refresh and energize you.
3. Be Present: This is a very simple concept, but can be the most challenging to accomplish. With all the tasks, appointments and responsibilities you have it is very easy to be thinking about the next thing instead of what is happening in the here and now. Whether you are with your kids, at work, taking advantage of a brain break or workout; giving all of your attention to the task at hand will make you more effective, give you more enjoyment, a feeling of accomplishment and will better clear your head of the clutter throughout the day.
Balance is so very important. Today’s world is very demanding, but with the right plan, tribe and support you can consistently crush each day and enjoy life too.