Prioritise Yourself: Tips for a Healthier Lifestyle

We all have a lot on our plates, so it’s no wonder that we sometimes forget to take care of ourselves. However, prioritising your well-being is essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But how can you start prioritising yourself without feeling guilty or overwhelmed? This blog post will provide you with some tips and tricks that can help you stay on track!


Make Time for Self-Care

Self-care involves activities that help you feel emotionally and physically well. It can be anything from taking a bubble bath to reading a book or spending time outdoors. Whatever it is that makes you happy and relaxed, make time for it! Schedule it into your week just like you would for any other important task, and stick to that schedule no matter what.


Set Realistic Goals

It is important to set realistic health and wellness goals for yourself. If you set goals that are too difficult to achieve, you will quickly become discouraged. Start with small goals, and slowly work towards more significant milestones. This will help you stay motivated and focused. Remember to celebrate every achievement, no matter how small.


Prioritise Your Physical Health

Your physical health is just as important as your mental and emotional well-being. Make sure to eat well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, and get enough sleep. These simple habits can have a significant impact on your overall health and happiness. Even taking a 15-minute walk during your lunch break can help you feel more energised and focused.


Learn to Say No

Learning to say “no” is a crucial part of prioritising yourself. It’s okay to decline an invitation or responsibility that will overload your schedule or stress you out. Remember, the more time and energy you spend on things that don’t serve you or make you happy, the less you have available for the things that matter.


Find Support

Finally, finding support from friends, family, or a professional can be incredibly beneficial when you’re trying to prioritise yourself. Talk to your loved ones about your goals and challenges, and see if they can help you in any way. If you’re struggling with prioritising yourself, consider seeking help from a mental health professional or coach.


Prioritising yourself is critical to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. By scheduling self-care, setting realistic goals, prioritising your physical health, learning to say no, and finding support, you can take small steps each day towards a healthier and more fulfilling life. Remember, self-care isn’t selfish; it’s essential! So, start today by carving out a little time for yourself, and see how much better you feel.


Want to know more? Discover more about the benefits of scientific mindfulness meditation in Dr. Elise Bialylew’s book The Happiness Plan 💛


"If we wish to be healthy, happy and clear-minded, we need to upgrade our “inner technology”of attention to meet the demands of our increasingly complex world. That's where mindfulness comes in.."




Elise Bialylew is the author of the bestselling book, The Happiness Plan, and founder of Mindful in May, the world’s largest online global mindfulness fundraising campaign.

A doctor trained in psychiatry, turned social entrepreneur and mindfulness expert, she’s passionate about supporting individuals and organisations to develop inner tools for greater wellbeing and flourishing, and offers workshops and training at The Mind Life Project.

Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, New York Times and on Australian Television. She was recently recognised by the Australian Financial Review as a 2019 AFR Women of Influence.

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