As schedules get more hectic, it gets harder and harder to find time for yourself. With work, kids, and side hustles, at the end of the day all you want to do is crash in bed. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are some tips on how to obtain and enjoy some much-needed personal time.
Energy Levels Reaching Zero in 3…2…1…
Public service announcement incoming! Nobody can survive on coffee. It may come as a shock, but some people don’t even drink the stuff. So, how do you muster up some natural energy to get you through a hectic day?
First off, get some sleep. You know your body and if you’re not getting the amount of sleep it needs, then you’ll feel it. If you are an early riser, get to bed half an hour earlier (no devices please) and see if that helps.
Another way to improve energy levels, though it sounds like witchcraft, is with exercise. Yes indeed, inserting a workout routine into your day can boost your energy. Odd, that working out thing, it has so many benefits. Beyond sleep and exercise, some have found success with hemp wellness products. They provide a healthy boost that can last throughout the day.
Life Doesn’t Need to Revolve Around Work
Unless you are independently wealthy, you need to work. That’s fine, just don’t let it consume your everyday life. It’s important to separate your work and personal life, especially since if you don’t, work has a bad habit of coming home and consuming your weekends. If you need some help in this area, then here are some ways to help deal with a busy work schedule.
Hold On, Take a Minute for Yourself
Yes, you deserve it. Take time for yourself to do whatever it is that you enjoy. Reading, listening to vinyl records, cooking Italian food, birdwatching, it doesn’t matter; just do it. Take 20-30 minutes, or even an hour if you have it, for personal time. This way, you can mentally reset and make it easier to go on with your day and tackle other things in life that need attention. Just be sure to get that time in so you can feel better.
Stop, Family Time
One way or another, you have a family that requires your attention. Be sure to include this in your overall plan. Simple activities such as playing soccer in the backyard, blowing bubbles with the kids, or cooking up something together in the kitchen provides family bonding time. When all is said and done, it’s nice to be able to look back on life and enjoy the good times we had with loved ones. And the truth of the matter is that it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to have a pleasant afternoon or evening. Most everyone has playing cards and board games in their closet, so dust them off and go a few rounds. Who knows what kind of conversation you might have in the meantime.
In the end, figure out how you can manage your work and personal life for the better. This way you can enjoy more of what life has to offer.