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We Feel Your Pain, Weekend Warriors.

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Spring has sprung and with that comes both fun and responsibility, so it's important to have a plan in place to accomplish your goals and take care of yourself

With the end of the school year just around the corner, and the trees just starting to bud it's no wonder that your already full schedule has hit max capacity. During these busy times, people often overwork themselves and leave their personal health on the back burner as they struggle to fit everything into their hectic schedules. If that sounds familiar then it may be time to ask yourself if you're attempting to be a weekend warrior.

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What makes a Weekend Warrior?

Although the question is quite subjective it can be assumed that a Weekend Warrior is a person who continually pushes off tasks to the weekend for any number of reasons. Maybe you spend your weeknights at soccer practice, or your mornings walking the dog. Whatever it is your trying to juggle there are always going to be things that you don't have the time or energy to accomplish---so how can you combat this?

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Finding Time for You

It may seem counterintuitive to give up even more of your free time, but it has been proven that your productivity rates go down when you don't allow yourself a break. Try to find time throughout your busy schedule to ground yourself and acknowledge how you're feeling. Taking the time to self-evaluate, even if it's just taking 3 deep breaths in the car before going into Target, allows your brain to process your emotions more easily and helps to prevent stress build-up that can affect your health long term.

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Acknowledge Your Successes!

Try to break up your projects into smaller pieces so that you feel that sense of accomplishment more often. You can also do this by creating a to-do list and crossing items off or giving yourself goals to work towards.

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Factor in Recovery Time

Even though life may be chaotic you still have to create time in your day to recover. Take a quick nap, shower after a workout, or go grab a coffee. Do something that will boost your serotonin and help you to unravel the stress of everyday life. If you're cleaning out the garage or planting this year's garden maybe consider making time for acupuncture or another form of physical self-care that can help you to both unwind and feel prepared for whatever project you have to tackle next.

There is no standardized guide for how to properly manage a hectic schedule, but taking time for yourself and your body can help to boost productivity and calm the mind simultaneously.

Yours in health & wellness,

Dr. Angie Signature

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