The rush of life, we all know how that feels. We run from one thing to another. Only to feel empty and exhausted at the end of the day. This article will show you how to slow down a hectic life.
Life can feel stressful and overwhelming from time to time. We don’t plan ahead and just go along with the flow. We have no time to recollect our thoughts and plan our actions accordingly. Life is rushed. And so are we all.
Let me give you some helpful tips and insights on how to slow down your hectic life.
We tend to feel rushed by all things that still need doing. If you want to feel more at ease there are two options in general: say “no” things you have accepted or say “no” to things upfront. That’s all there is to it. If you want to manage your workload, simply expect less from yourself. Pick a few vital, important things and do those to the best of your ability.
If you acknowledge all the things you need to do, you can create some peace of mind. If you know what you need to do, you can put off, delegate or eliminate the things that are not your number one priorities right now.
These tips can help you slow down your hectic life.
Do unimportant tasks later. Our calendars tend to fill up with all kinds of unimportant to-do’s. Most of the time these unimportant things are urgent. Which creates a sense of importance, but it’s not. Do unimportant tasks after you have completed your important tasks, even if those other things are urgent. If something unimportant does not get completed on time, chances are the impact will be really small and reparable. It’s okay to let some things slip in order for other things to happen.
Create some buffer. We tend to overestimate our abilities to some degree. Sometimes you schedule a lot less time than you would actually need. We think we can do something in 30 minutes, which ends up taking an hour. My advice: just pick a couple of vital things each day and spent as much time as you need on those important, business-enhancing activities.
Planning is key. The only way to reduce crises and other emergency situations is by planning. Planning and preparing in advance can help you overcome many nasty obstacles that might pop up. If you want to do things well, preparation is key.
Can someone do this better? Delegate. Sure there are a lot of things that you are really good at. If you would get a grade for those particular skills you would perhaps score an A+, but what about the skills that you don’t particularly master? The best way is to ask someone else for help and delegate that job to him or her. This helps reduce your workload, and at the same time the quality of work is likely to rise. Win-win.
Slowing down is hard. But with the right mindset you can make the first steps.
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