Do you have tons of work but less time? Are you unable to fit things you love to do in your tight schedule? Do you find yourself neglecting other aspects of your life or just finding it hard to juggle out everything? Well, if yes, this post is hopefully going to help you manage all of this.
With this new season comes reflections, new goals and to dos. For me, I have decided to be more caring to myself. I’ve been working on routines and I think I have it in check now, last year, there was somehow a change for me and that came with an entire routine I couldn’t keep up with. There were tons of work, with less time to fit other aspects in my schedules. I even used to forget food… Can you imagine? Sweet sweet🍿 savoury🥗 food because, I would loose my appetite after I’m done with everything.
I just love to finish stuff I started, can you relate?
Well, you just need to find a daily routine that works best for you. A day starts in the morning and if you don’t want to end up worn out in the evenings, it’s good that your routine starts in the morning. Without much ado, lets dive in.
1. Compare the amount of work you want to do that day, with the time you have
This first step helps you figure out the things you need and want to do. It also helps you check if the amount of work is reasonable for that amount of time. If you have 8hrs free, what can you do in those 8hrs? Probably not a 12hrs activity. Listing out these to-dos help you stay focused in writing down your plans and also achieving them. This way, you can understand what to prioritise and not end up engaging in something you didn’t plan for with little use to you.
2. Put physical or mental strenuous work in the morning
People tend to be more active in the morning (that when they’ve come out of sleep dizziness) to midday. Thus, put activities that require more physical strength or activities that involve constant calculation like tidying up a rundown garage, in the morning or a little before afternoon. That way, you have the energy to finish that activity done & dusted.
I even used to forget food… Can you imagine?
3. Make mealtimes important
This one is for me LOL. Skipping meals because you need to finish work, and ending up not eating much at all is bad for your health. You need to have good healthy habits for productivity. So, make mealtimes important. Set reminders for snacking and follow it.
4. Have your siesta
A 30 minutes break to take a nap goes a long way, trust me, I know. It acts like sort of a refuel to get you going after the first part of the day.
5. Are you a morning or evening bath person?
Yes, this is a thing. If you do not take a bath twice a day but just once, you might try taking your baths in the evening instead. This helps people who have a long morning preparing process relieve off some activities. If you take long to groom yourself in the morning then rush instead to the next thing, you can try doing most of these night before. You’re still clean if you think of it, you’re washing off the dirt from outside off your body and getting in bed.
However, I will advise you do some sort of activity before bed, to get your body temperature up and not use cold water so you wouldn’t get a cold.
6. Draw up your daily routine and a to do list.
Finally, the last thing is to draw up your daily routine / timetable after..
1. Comparing the amount of work you have and the time you have
2. Deciding to be a morning or evening bath person
3. Having it in mind to make mealtimes important, have siesta and most importantly, seeing if you can fix physically and mentally strenuous activities in the morning.
Your daily routine / timetable does not have to be very detailed, you can have room for flexibility. For instance, you might want to put a 10–20 minutes break after each activity.
I can’t stress how to do lists are so useful. They help you stay focused to finish up stuff you need to do. They help you keep in track. So, drawing up a to do list helps you notice things you do everyday and designate time to it.