Is your whole life a job, household chores and a complete lack of free time? A few wise tips that will definitely help tame time and calmly survive in a temporary time pressure.
If you have already forgotten the last time you had a normal rest, your whole life is work and endless household chores, and the question of what you do in your free time seems like a mockery. It means it's time to change your life and learn to manage time. Remember, time is the money of your life. Spend it wisely.
Here are some tips to help you tame your time.
1. Fire the “ideal employee” within you. Say goodbye to the time you spend in the armchair, sitting out "obligatory" hours in the office. Change the work culture, its standards and management practices.
2. Don't forget about the amazing restorative power of relaxation. Try to negotiate with management. Allow yourself to relax, dream, or go for walks in search of the right idea during your work day.
3. Understand what “it's not enough” means to you. Observe. Ask yourself what success means to you, what you want, and what is your time horizon. Steve Jobs once said, "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."
4. Take time to think about what you really want to achieve in life and what is the most important thing you need to do. Plan these key actions to be first on your to-do list.
5. Plan, do, measure the results. Find a system for yourself that will allow you to have time to do everything on time and which will be convenient for you to use. Make your actions familiar to you. Bring them to automaticity. Reduce the number of micro-decisions you make every day, free your own willpower to make important decisions, because they require your brain to work at full capacity.
6. Allocate your time. Multitasking makes you dumber. Work with focus for a specific amount of time, with regular breaks. Remember that most of the small and unimportant tasks should be left in those 5% of all tasks that are of no value.
7. Disconnect from external stimuli. Set up electronic communications so that they do not distract you. Yes, sometimes an email at three in the morning can be important, but more often it isn't. Stop answering calls and emails in twenty-four hours - this only increases your stress and creates a feeling of endless work.
8. Think about what you want. Before vacation or when you’re completely free, think about what you would like to do, how you want to feel, and write down your wishes. Being aware of your own desires and planning them on your to-do list is more likely to allow you to fulfill them.
9. Do not postpone meeting with friends, despite the unfilled cleaning and the empty refrigerator. It will be quite good for you in good company, even if there is spaghetti with ketchup on the table.
10. Remain calm every day, even if you have to take five inhalations and exhalations to do so. Focusing on your own feelings for at least half an hour each day allows your brain to grow bigger.
11. Zoom in on the time horizon. Imagine that every day is the last. How will this affect you? What will you do? How do you manage your time? Think about it.