Ever find yourself asking where your day has gone? So soon after Daylight Savings we see our sunlight hours getting longer, but there are still only 24 hours in a day. Sometimes, we get so lost in the rush of life that we start to lose little bits of ourselves. When that happens, we get run down, sick, or always tired. Life is worth enjoying, and there are simple ways to slow things down and get the most from your day.
Give Yourself Some “Me” Time
You have 24 hours in a day, about 15 of those hours are you actually wide awake. That means you have 900 minutes to dedicate to your day. You can afford to take 30 of those 900 minutes, to give yourself some “me” time. That means doing something that you enjoy, reading, writing, cooking, gardening, even singing in the shower. Find the time to do something that will make you smile every day. From watching the sunrise in the morning or enjoying a book before bed, something small is all it takes to gain some sanity back.
Do Something New
Nothing inspires you to find time in your day that planning a trip or event. When you feel like you are in a rut, move around your routine some, and you can find a few moments here and there. As it tends to happen, when we do one task in a singular way for so long, we take longer to do it. Therefore, if you change the order of your day, you might end up getting more done, faster! Maybe your routine is set in stone, if that is the case, find something else to do. Get a gym membership, visit a library, or tour a museum. There are hundreds of things you can do, as long as you make time for them.
Take A Step Back
One of the main problems we have today is that we are so focused on the future or even the past, that we hardly ever acknowledge where we are at this very moment. It is good to consider our history, it has made you the person you are today. Every choice made has built up to this pinnacle moment, take advantage of it. When you take a carpe diem (seize the day) outlook, you can achieve anything you set your mind to.
Spend Time With Friends And Family
One thing we tend to neglect the most as our days get hectic is spending time with those we love and enjoy being around. Believe it or not, spending time with others truly does help you find time in your day to get other things done. So next time you feel stressed out, make a lunch date with a friend and relax for just a bit. While you are there, you can vent to them and share a few laughs. Enjoy the time you have, and always make time for others.
Regardless of the situation, there is only so much you can do in a day. When you want to slow down your day and get the most from it, take a step back and enjoy the moment. Yes, your day will go on without you, you can afford to take a few moments to yourself, some things can be left to their own devices for some time. You owe it to yourself to make the best of your days, find a new hobby, or find something that makes you happy. After all, you have 900 minutes to get things done.