Support Personal Health and Wellness With Your Online Calendar

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Your personal health should always be the top priority, no matter how busy you are. While your work is important, it will not be done well or at all if you don’t take time to look after yourself. You don’t need to travel far to be able to focus on your job and your health. You can use your online calendar to address both and ensure that they get the attention they need.

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1. Integrate Your Other Accounts

We all have so many things going on in our lives, it can be overwhelming to keep track. The odds are that you already use the calendar program that fits your career needs the most appropriately. Although it may seem simple to add new appointments or meetings, why not simplify things even more? Many calendars allow you to integrate other programs accounts so that actions can be taken in one. Your calendar app can automatically insert a meeting invitation if you receive one via email.

Other programs that use photos, documents, and video calls can also link to your calendar. This will allow you to consolidate all accounts and programs, no matter how many. These services will be available right in your calendar application so you don’t have to leave it. It will help you organize everything without having to jump around.

2. Make Time for Mental Health Exercises

It’s important to reiterate just how much of an impact mental health has on your productivity. This is often overlooked in daily life. Without mental energy for something, your passion and results will suffer. You can use your calendar to schedule short periods of time throughout each day for mental health activities like meditation. Do not be afraid to waste time. A refreshed mindset will make up for the lost time.

Any form of effective restorative exercise is possible. You can meditate for 15 minutes, listen to cathartic music, take a few deep breaths, or meditate for a few minutes.

You can do a quick, restorative exercise anywhere you are — even at work — even if it restricts you from engaging in more intense activities. You will see a difference in your mood, whether it is immediate or gradual. This small effort will make you less stressed.

3. Arrange for breaks and free time

Depending on your mental health, mindful exercise may not provide enough relief for you. If meditation feels too demanding or controlled, don’t force yourself to meditate. It will only make you more stressed. Instead, take a completely mindless break. You can browse the internet, play on your phone, or go outside. You can do things that you wouldn’t normally feel comfortable doing, even if you have to follow a strict schedule.

Corporate focuses on mindfulness for efficiency and not mindless breaks. This is a trap of modern society’s need to be productive. If you find the former to be helpful, great! But don’t force yourself to take breaks in order to achieve your productivity goals. Sometimes all you need is to just be. You’ll eventually run out of gas if you keep pushing for progress every second.

4. Accessible Bird’s Eye View

Planning these time slots can be overwhelming with all your other responsibilities. As you look to the future, where plans are less set, the certainty of your schedule decreases. Your schedule will change over time so you will need to have a longer-term view to ensure that you can manage your self-care. Standard calendar apps will allow you to view your current day, week, and month in different “calendar views”.

A visual calendar is more effective because you can drag and click around events. You can see the pattern of repeated events and how they relate to other arrangements. You can add any new commitment to your calendar in a spot that you have open. You will soon be able to manage your calendar easily with some practice.

5. Separate Responsibilities Based on Priority

Giving equal importance to work as well as rest is the best thing for your health and wellbeing. It can also help prioritize and categorize different types of tasks. For example, suppose that half of your workday consists of scheduled appointments and half consists of general management tasks. Client meetings are more urgent and therefore less possible to move about.

You can determine where your attention is most important and allocate it accordingly. You can adjust your entire schedule to accommodate this based on how your energy shifts throughout the day. If you have more energy in mornings (and have the time), you can front-load the schedule. You can give yourself time to catch up if your day starts slowly.

Your online calendar is all about YOU. It can be used to personalize your day around pre-determined events to make things run as smoothly as possible.

When it comes to your health and well-being, care and attention are essential to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Make the most of your day by using your calendar and taking care of yourself.

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