When it comes to your health, some things are beyond your control:
genes, governmental health policies, cravings for chocolate. Okay, the siren
song of chocolate is actually something you do
need to manage, but other much easier steps can guard your health and
Stay on top of your important medical records with one of our favorite
organizational tools: the 3-ring binder. Having your files handy allows you to easily
share both your complete medical history and daily medications with various
doctors. Set your binder up to do more than just corral test results; use
dividers to sort paperwork for insurance reimbursement, calendars for future
appointments, and notes on recommended health products and medicines, etc. For
more ideas on organizing a medical binder, we like the advice in Stop Lying to Your
Doctor by Organizing Your Medical Records.
Time for Fitness
Fitness is a crucial component of health. An active
body is a healthy body and daily exercise also helps decrease stress and
sharpens mental faculties. But too often exercise falls by the wayside in our
busy, hectic lives. Organize your schedule to include fitness in your life, by
practicing effective-time management, and
by saying no to commitments that overload your schedule.
careful scheduling, you can find the extra 30 to 60 minutes a day to devote to
fitness. Also, consider partnering with a friend or family member, when you
work out with a buddy, you are more likely to stick to a fitness routine. For
more advice on finding free time in your schedule, read our past posts, Work-Free Weekends and Organizing for the Weekend.
We all understand the link between a healthy diet and
our well-being, but good food choices are often derailed by lack of planning.
When the cupboard is bare, or when you've waited too long to eat, we tend to grab
the first thing we see, even if it's a poor choice. To stave off trips to the
vending machine while at work, read our past post Healthy
Office Eating Made Easy. At
home, stock your kitchen with healthy choices with the advice in Organizing Your Kitchen for Wellness. Families with older kids might want to enlist your teens in the family
meal-planning routine; having an extra set of hands helps make the work lighter
and lays the foundation for a lifetime of healthy choices.
Finally, remember that health is wealth: take pains to
plan out the steps to guard this most valuable asset.
Beyond FoldersTM is written by a team of Pendaflex associates
passionate about time management, communications, productivity and workplace organization. Believing in "continuous improvement" on both a personal and professional level, they share their unique perspectives on subjects of common interest to our readers.