I am working from home now and just as busy as I was when I was a very busy Dean of Nursing. Staying organized is a challenge because the day seems to get away from me pretty quickly. I know there are some things I need to do for myself every day so I can create balance and take care of myself. Things like exercise, housework (yep), hygiene (I did not take a shower yesterday – yuk!), learning, and taking time for regular spiritual practice. Well, I found a way to combine some mind-body-spirit “musts.” I ride on my stationary bike for at least 30 minutes per day. I used to catch up on some favorite TV shows, but I have moved the bike to another room with no TV. So now I use my Kindle Fire while I am riding. I read scriptures (spirit) for 15 minutes then I watch a TED Talk (mind) for 15 or more minutes, all while exercising (body). So I am killing three birds with one stone, so to speak, and I feel good about it. The added bonus is that moving while studying actually increases retention, so I remember what I read or watched better because I am biking. Now, I am not a proponent of multitasking. I understand that focusing on one thing at a time is best, but it is nice to get certain daily “musts” out of the way, and it gives me a real sense of accomplishment and a nice start to the day, which manages my stress. And I am caring for my mind, body, and spirit. Life is great.