Let’s face it—life is busy, and unless you take the time to consciously make room for the things that are important to you, it’s quite easy to get swept away in the everyday hamster wheel of your daily routine. It can be hard to recognize that the constant “Go! Go! Go!” is often the very thing that perpetuates feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and anxious, not to mention all that accompanies these debilitating states. Unless you’ve adopted strategies for maintaining a high level of discipline in your daily routine, you may be missing a very key ingredient to creating and maintaining a life of vitality, joy, and fulfillment: balance.

Whether you’re a busy mom constantly on the go, a solo entrepreneur jet-setting to build your empire, or an executive who’s managing a fleet of employees, there’s a good chance you’re experiencing a shortage of two very important resources: time and energy. And, usually when you have one, you don’t have the other.

It’s no secret that you would love to feel more energetic as you navigate your busy days. While there are many approaches to creating balance in your life, research shows that physically active people are less depressed than inactive people because of the increase in serotonin, which can boost your mood and promote restful sleep, known to have protective effects on the brain. Yet, the greatest challenge remains: how do you maintain optimum energy levels when your days are jam-packed from beginning to end?

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