Self-Improvement With today’s hectic lifestyle, we all strive to achieve excellence and push ourselves to the limit. And because of this, most of us have forgotten to take time for ourselves nowadays. This is not a healthy lifestyle. Making time for yourself is very important, it can help you to recharge, feel rested, calm, stress-free, and fulfilled. When you’ve had proper rest, you can accomplish more and maintain the stamina to continue. On the other hand, if you neglect to make time for yourself, you’re more likely to become depressed, stressed, or unhappy. In today’s hectic life, people always think that they don’t have enough time and therefore they don’t make time for themselves. Actually, we all have TIME – to be exact, we all have 24 hours a day (no more no less). It’s not that we don’t have the time, the problem lies in not knowing how to manage the time we have. Below are some strategies and tips we can use to make some rejuvenating time for ourselves: 1. Write it down and make it a commitment to make time from your busy schedule. For instance, write in your planner along with your daily activities that you want to take 2 hours off from Wednesday and Friday to go to the gym and exercise. 2. Give yourself 15 minutes when you get home. Insist on at least 15 minutes of recoup and rejuvenation time when you get home from work. If you have to lock yourself away from stressors or even family members, than that’s what you must do! This time allows you to properly transition from your work life to your home life. Explain this new technique to your family so that they understand its importance. This way, no one feels like you’re just avoiding them! A simple strategy is to soak in the bath for 15 minutes. The water will relax you, and you’ll feel refreshed after a long day. 3. Take advantage of your lunch break. Most of us have 1 hour lunch break. Take that 1 hours to truly enjoy your break. If you still have some time after you have finished your lunch, go for a short walk or listen to some musics that can help relax your mind. 4. Enjoy a break while the kids nap. Here’s a good tip for stay at home moms. Give yourself some much needed "you" time whenever your children sleep. You might be tempted to get as much work done as you can while they’re asleep, but you’ll find you actually get more done if you give yourself a chance to rest and rejuvenate yourself. 5. Go to bed earlier so that you can wake up early in the morning. When you wake up earlier, you will have extra free time to enjoy your breakfast without having to worry about being late. This can help slow down that feeling of rush and relax you. 6. Take a day off and do whatever that will relax you. Go to see a favorite movie or do gardening or spend time on something that you really enjoy. This can help to recharge and rejuvenate you. When you get back to work, you will have more focus and energy. We all need a break, if you are feeling tired, don’t force yourself to continue working. Take a day vacation, do the things that you enjoy, this can help you get some renewed energy when you return to work. For those who have a busy schedule, the above time management strategies and tips may seem difficult to implement at first. But if you start with just one activity such as taking half an hour or one hour to do exercise from your busy routine. Believe me when I say this, once you are able to take time for yourself from your busy schedule, you will find that your work productivity actually improves. About the Author: Your job satisfaction could be inhibiting your attempts to improve your work-life balance, self esteem, relationships and health. You can change your work situation and your mindset to enhance your employment and other equally important areas of your life. H 相关的主题文章: