- I keep debt and bills to a minimum, and I avoid long-term financial obligations. I only have one credit card for emergency & to get frequent flier points (when used, I pay it off the next bill). I only owe a little on my car payment, and once that's paid off, I will have no debt.
- I work out 3-5 times a week, every single week; mostly strength training, some yoga, & a minimum of cardio. Good for my mood, energy and booty.
- I limit added sugar intake, avoid junk food and fast food, and avoid preservatives as much as I can (triggers GERD for me). Good for my mood, energy and tummy.
- I don't watch much TV (was never big on it, and it was not a choice so much as a natural development). In the past year I have had netflix (on & off) on a roku stick, but I have gone years without watching or paying for TV. I maybe watch 1-2 hours 1-2x a week now, which is quite an increase for me! That has even slowed now that I finished one series I was into.
- I only work part-time and spend the rest of my time volunteering (related to my spiritual interests). I can't live alone and do that easily, but the money I save on splitting living costs has also allowed me to travel a lot more. I work less and DO more stuff I actually care about. I also only take work that I feel pays me fairly, will utilize/appreciate my strengths, and that is flexible with a pretty relaxed work environment.
- I have to write everything on a calendar. I use an app called Palu because you can scribble on it (not typing). I write reminders to pay bills, what days I do volunteer work or my job, when I will get paid, other appointments, etc. I have a poor memory for dates and commitments, and it's easiest for me just to put it all in one place. I hate being that "scheduled" sometimes, but it's more for general commitments than planning every minute of every day.
- Stretching before bed. I sleep much better. I need to read also, instead of being online.
- Living with people (as someone else noted). I love living alone too much...I get so disconnected from reality and feel more and more withdrawn and alienated though. It's really not healthy for me.
A lot of this is physical, because as I suspect may be true for many INFx types, focus in early life is on the mental, emotional and/or spiritual development, and then you find balance with age.
I am still struggling with...
- punctuality, especially in the morning (the OP's tip to shower at night is one I have used for years, but I need to go to sleep earlier and ditch the electronics)
- getting up in the morning & getting things together (ie making lunch and packing the gazillion things I have to take with me...usually better if I do that the night before too)
- general time management, which has more to do with my expectations of what can realistically be accomplished
- letting myself relax more...I feel guilty for taking time to daydream, read, write, and draw nowadays.
- organizing/cleaning physical space, ie putting laundry away or keeping my car clean (It appears I live out of it...)
- routine and the boredom and slow-growing apathy that tends to develop with it.