Regardless of how good your intentions, one thing’s for sure: If it’s not on the calendar, it’s not getting done. You know that if you intend to meet that deadline, pay your taxes, or pick up that birthday gift, it has to be on radar or it will get missed.
The same goes for your health and well-being. I mean, you’re good at scheduling obligations to other people, but what about you? Your ability to stay rested, strong, and ready depends on how well you can make time for what you need.
In “8 Reasons to Schedule Me Time,” Woman’s Day contributor Brynn Mannino highlights some of the benefits of making time for yourself, which includes shifting your attention from negative to positive, but unexpected bonuses like helping make you a better decision maker and even get a better night’s sleep.
While a 2-week vacation would be fabulous, fact is you can make big changes in your stress response by scheduling a few small activities each day. Easier said than done—until now.
meQ’s first (free!) app is designed to help you do two things: Support you in times of acute stress, and help you make stress management a seamless, integral part of your daily life.
“Running yourself down to the wire is not only an exhausting way to live, it’s more hazardous to your health,” says Adam Perlman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, “We’ve identified nine key areas that have the power to buoy you up, from connecting and eating to moving and sleeping. Make it a point to support yourself in each area daily and you’re going to feel more in control of your health and your life.”
Here’s how it works:
- Choose from the dozens of fun activities to your day that boost outlook and resilience, such as getting some natural sunlight, planning some QT with a loved one, or take a brisk 20-minute walk.
- Schedule it, and invite a friend to join you.
- Earn points and level up
- Zap stress in the moment with our trap it, map it, zap it method. Just select which statement best sums up how you feel (“anxious,” “guilty,” “angry”) and you’ll be walked through a process to regain control.