Having a family, a full-time job, and a seemingly never-ending to-do list can mean that sometimes you forget to take care of something else that’s really important: yourself.

Self-care can have numerous positive outcomes in multiple areas of your life. As the National Institute of Mental Health notes, “Self-care means taking the time to do things that help you live well and improve both your physical health and mental health. When it comes to your mental health, self-care can help you manage stress, lower your risk of illness, and increase your energy.”

The Institute adds that even small acts of self-care in your daily life can have a big impact and recommends taking such actions as getting regular exercise, eating healthy regular meals, and prioritizing sleep. You might also want to try a relaxing activity or practicing gratitude.

That all sounds well and good, but how does one find the time? One simple but effective method for planning out time for taking care of yourself is by jotting down reminders on your calendar! This solution ensures that you don’t forget those important appointments and helps you carve out a little time during the day for some “me time.”

And as we’ve noted before, writing things down is associated with more robust brain activation in multiple areas and better memory recall. So, when you write something on your calendar, there’s a great chance you’ll remember it!

For this task, we recommend pairing the #6525 Notes Desk Pad with Vinyl Corners with the #55727 Stylus Highlighter-Pen Combo. The modern desk pad leaves plenty of room for notes, whether you’re marking down your yearly checkup at the doctor’s office, reminding yourself to take a relaxing walk in the middle of the day, or even just giving yourself some words of encouragement.

With the pen, you can not only write down these reminders, but you can even highlight the most important ones! The soft-touch stylus will come in handy, too, if you’ve created a backup calendar on your mobile device.

So go ahead and take some time for yourself – you’ve earned it! But first, visit www.kooziegroup.com for even more great calendars and writing instruments that can help you get everything organized so you can start creating a happier and healthier you.

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