How to Get More Out of Your Day
By Sara Butler
Do you feel as if you never have enough time? If so, you’re not alone. A lot of people don’t feel as if there are enough hours in the day to get things accomplished. Feeling as if you lack time can have detrimental side effects on your emotional and physical health. When you’re pressed for time and stressed, you may not get your workout in or eat healthy foods you planned to. You also have less time to interact with the people in your life who are important to you. Here are some fairly simple ways to reclaim your time.
Set Time Aside
Each and every day set aside a certain amount of time to do what you want to. Do you have an hour? How about 15 minutes? Starting with a small goal of devoting a few minutes to doing things you want can help you to make time for yourself and the people in your life that matter. Start with 15 minutes and go from there.
It’s OK to Work in Chunks of Time
Just because you can’t sit down to start something and then finish it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t start. It’s better to take out a small chunk of something you want to do rather than never begin at all. If you don’t like working that way, then simply set aside time to do the entire project all at once.
Just Say No
Learning to say no sounds simple, but it’s something a lot of people struggle with. Setting limits on how much you do and when you do it is incredibly important if you want to find time for yourself.
If you can bundle your tasks up, then you will save time by running errands close to one another. Even if they’re not urgent, if you can wipe them off your schedule, then that’s more time for later!
Learn to Delegate
Are you one of those people who have to do everything themselves? If so, then you need to stop it! Think about how much your time is worth, then determine if it’s worth your time to hire someone to help you take care of menial tasks such as mowing the lawn or cleaning the house. Think about paying someone to do those things as buying time for yourself. It’s OK to ask for help.
For your own sanity, you need to commit to having more time for yourself. Use these strategies to try and open some doors for time with your friends and family, doing the things you enjoy.
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