5 Simple Strategies for Less Stress and More Free Time
- If it will take 2 minutes or less to complete then do it NOW.The more we put things off the bigger the job will become. Whether you are talking about your email, your snail mail, writing a check or washing dishes if you put it off it will take up more time in the long run.
- Avoid crowds - do your shopping or errands at a time when shops are not crowded. Get up early on Saturday to do your errands or do them mid week in the middle of the day when there is less traffic and shops are less crowded. You will spend much less time driving, waiting in lines and maneuvering through the stores.
- Put a time limit on social media so you do not eat up that precious time. There is so much information at our fingertips and it is often hard to choose which to give our attention to. Social media whether you are reading political editorials or watching cute cat videos is still a distraction and they are massive time suckers.
- Where are my keys? Misplacing items is a huge drain on your time. Have a place that you ALWAYS put your keys, your phone or even your Bluetooth (my Bluetooth is my downfall and I spend too much time looking for it!). All that time searching for those important items can be eliminated when we have a specific place to put things. Imagine always putting things away in a different place in your kitchen and the nightmare of trying to cook a meal while searching for the items!
- A healthy lifestyle will naturally increase your productivity. Do your food choices put you in a food coma, especially after a heavy lunch? Do you feel sluggish from not exercising? Even not drinking enough water can make you fatigued and low energy. Drinking too much alcohol of course has obvious challenges to our productivity. You are naturally more productive when you have more energy and you have more energy when you maintain a healthy lifestyle.