How to Maintain Balance and Reduce Stress with an Active Lifestyle

By: Lander Peerman

Lander is the co-owner of Crush Fitness Studio in Austin, TX. She was born and raised in Austin and currently lives in town with her fiancé Noah and her dog Taz.

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Lander and Noah,  co-owners of Crush Fitness.

As the female co-owner of Crush Fitness, that is set to rapidly expand starting early 2017, it’s often hard to find time to balance other aspects of my life, which include international travel with my fiancé (and the other owner of our business), raising a family and remodeling our home all on top of running our business every day. Having a few key “life rules” have helped me immensely during super stressful and busy times:

  1. Balance is key. In everything. Set “work hours” and stick to them. When you’re on, you’re on and then you can enjoy the time you give yourself for other aspects of your life. This is the hardest rule for every entrepreneur I’ve ever met, but I find that if I stick to work hours I am actually more efficient. That’s why its #1 on my list…
  1. Always make time for the ones you love. Pencil them in just like you would any other appointment. Trust me, it can be easy to go months without catching up with some of my closest friends, unless I make a point to schedule our phone chats, coffee dates or  wine nights. The time spent with them can give you new perspectives, more energy and love.

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    Lander Peerman with friends enjoying a wine night.

  1. Taking care of your health is key to maintaining an active and productive lifestyle. On that note, book your workouts in your schedule ahead of time and stick to them. You wouldn’t not show up to an important job meeting…so why not show up to your workouts? Find a new class or studio in town and make it a consistent routine so it becomes part of your schedule. When I do that I find myself looking forward to my workout time and making it a priority.
  1. Travel. See other cultures, places, meet new people. I have also had huge personal revelations while traveling abroad. It makes you focus on what’s most important in your day to day life. Getting out of your day-to-day and seeing other parts of the city, state, country or even world can also allow for inspiration and ideas to bring back to your normal routine.
  1. Be true to yourself. If you hate your job, change it. If you are in a bad relationship, get out. Life is too short. There are too many goals to be accomplished, places to see, relationships to make. People make things pretty darn complicated, when in fact the answer is usually right in front of them. Don’t live your life with fear. Just take a deep breath, put one foot in front of the other and never look back.
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Lander Peerman, co-owner of Crush Fitness.

 

Be More Than Pink: Apply for Community Grants

 

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Be More Than Pink click here

How to Apply for Community Grants

Thank you for your interest in the Susan G. Komen® Austin grant program. Grants for 2017-2018 grant year funding will be accepted in the Fall 2016.

Through community health care grantees, Susan G. Komen Austin funding makes critical breast health services accessible to uninsured and underinsured women and men in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis and Williamson Counties.

***To be eligible to apply for a grant, your organization must be a federally tax-exempt entity – nonprofit organization, government agency, educational institution or Indian tribe. The organization must also be in our five county service area.

Click here for the 2017-2018 Request for Applications, this year’s application will be available starting on Nov. 1, 2016.

Grant Writing Workshop October 7, 2016
Application Available on GEMS November 1, 2016
Application Deadline December 5, 2016 at 3 p.m.
Award Notification February 23, 2017
Award Period April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018
Mid-year Progress Report October 27, 2017
Final Report Due May 11, 2017