How do you feel when your day is filled with tasks and responsibilities? Have you ever taken a moment to consider how much time does it take for you to get things done? Sometimes we forget that there are things in life that are more important than our daily duties, such as our health, family and friends. If you want to have more time for yourself and your loved ones, then you should start implementing these tips:
First, identify what drains your time and energy, then eliminate it.
Make a plan the day before and have a schedule. It's important not to waste your precious time by doing things that don't matter or are not truly important. Take this one step further by making sure you are spending time with people who bring value into your life and those who need help from you (for example, volunteering).
Spend less time shopping and cooking. I don't mean stop cooking healthy food. I mean when you go shopping try to have a list, dedicate 1 day per week for shopping, try batch cooking and replace one meal a day with a healthy superfoods meal replacement.
Be physically active and eat healthily to gain more time
Physical health is important for your mental and emotional well-being, but it's also a crucial factor in helping you to save time. When we're physically active, we feel more productive and energetic throughout the day.
Physical activity can come in many forms: including strength training, cardio exercise (like running or cycling), hiking, yoga or Pilates classes--the options are endless! If you're not sure where to start with your workout routine, try searching online for a beginner class at a local gym near you. You can also try joining your local hiking or running group. Hiking is a great way to build your energy level, reduce stress and connect with the natural world.
Next, identify what brings you joy and add more of that into your life.
Do what you love. If you don't like your job, find a new one or start a business that allows you to do what makes sense for who you are as a person. You'll feel better and happier when doing something that makes sense for who YOU are versus doing something just because others think it's the right thing for them.
Make time for the things that bring me joy! Don't worry about what other people think--they will be fine without seeing my face every day; however, I won't be fine without spending at least some time each week doing something I love (or would enjoy trying). This could include volunteering somewhere where there are animals or children who need help learning how to read books; reading books myself; going out dancing with friends once in awhile; etc...
It is important not to waste time on things that don't matter to us
So how can you have more time to enjoy life?
The first step is to identify what matters to you. If a task or activity doesn't add value to your life, why are you doing it? Is it because someone told you that this was important and "you should do it"? If so, then stop wasting your time on things that don't matter!
It's also important not to waste time on activities which don't fit with our priorities--those things that are most important in our lives. Maybe the reason why some people get so much done is because they know what their priorities are and stick with them consistently over time (even when others around them may not understand or agree with those choices). This means learning about yourself: what are your strengths; what areas need improvement; where do these strengths lie outside of work/school etc...
So, the next time you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by life, take a moment to reflect on what's going on. Then ask yourself: "What can I do to make things better?" If your answer is "nothing" or "not much", then at least be thankful that those feelings are there - they mean that you're still alive and in touch with reality!
Let's live happy and adventurous lives.... Your friendly GaiaMeal lover, Daminda