Feeling unhappy about life? Work eating up all your time and now you can’t seem to catch a break? We’ve all been in that situation.
The key to get some happiness in your hectic life is to make time for the things you love. Whether it’s spending quality time with your family or catching up with your reading, it’s important to have a balance between work and your life. No matter how little time you feel you have, you’ve got the means to change yourself to make time and save money to do what you love. Trust us!
We’ve got a couple of pointers you can follow for a happier future you.
1. List out your daily routine
Writing down your daily schedule can help you to see what you’re doing with your life. You’ve got to jot down your everyday life down to the T from AM to PM. A week’s schedule should be sufficient enough to generalise your routines and don’t forget the weekends – those are the most important days.
Choose your priorities and stick to them. Make a list of five of the things that are important and that you would love to do more of. You can include things like, family, friends, pets, travel, reading, exercising, art, etc. Write them down somewhere you’ll see, so you never forget. Make it a point to do them everyday.
3. Wants vs Needs
Plan out your time by looking at the things you NEED to get done and the things you WANT to do. Work-related errands are mostly ‘needs’ as you’ve got to uphold your responsibilities as a staff member at your work place. That being said, it doesn’t mean you can get your ‘wants’. For example, if you want to catch up with your friends dinner date at 8pm, you simply need to do your job more efficiently in the day. Easier said than done – but if you really put your head to it, we know you can do it. So, instead of eating out you can eat at your desk – not only will save costs but it’ll buy you time to finish your work.
4. Build New Habits
Having a change in your routine can impact you in big ways. Whether it’s waking up super early to start your day or slipping in some time to read or write, these subtle changes can help you lead a more happier and productive life. Simplicity Relished suggests using an alarm clock. Set a regular alarm to go off every one or two, and when it rings you can drop whatever you’re doing for 20 minutes, and use this free time to catch up on your priorities.
5. Save up!
Whenever it comes to money, some of us might have more than others. If you’re always feeling short on cash and it’s taking you forever to save up for your next trip, stop buying things you don’t need. This is always the case, we’re somehow possessed by the persuading demon to get that new pair of shoes even though you’ve just got one for your last birthday. As said before, P.R.I.O.R.I.T.I.S.E!
6. Make That Change
Investing in something is kind of hard, but when you’re doing it because you enjoy it, you should go head-on, full steam ahead! If you’re unhappy with what you’re doing either work your way around it or cut it out of your life. You shouldn’t stay if you’re always on the down low and you don’t find pleasure in doing it. Sometimes you’ve got to take that chance or risk to get to a better spot in life whether it’s about work, relationship or daily routines.