Busy schedules, important meetings, socialization, and what not. Over the years life has become messier and complicated. There are a lot of things going on in our lives because of which we tend to ignore the most important thing – ourselves. Take some time out for yourself and relax. Here are a few ways in which you can de-clutter your life.
Take yourself out of electronics:
You should have some time in your day where you don’t use, see or don’t even think of any gadget. Be it a phone, television, tablet, or any other electronic device, just stop using it. I know these gadgets have become a part of your life (like Iron Man) and it’s painful to be far from them. But, do it for an hour at least!
Make an “everyday” list:
Make a list in which you include small things that gives you pleasure. Like saying I love you or helping someone. Try to do it every day. And when you are not spending time with your gadgets, think about these things. You will feel good about yourself.
Leave your work at the desk:
You should leave your work in the office and not think of it when you are at home. Leaving work at office also means you leave all the tensions and decisions “at desk” and bring nothing home.
Every morning, just for a few minutes, sit with your eyes closed and try to meditate. Concentrate on your breathing. The way you breathe in and breathe out. Meditation will make your mind calm and you will be relaxed. You will feel positive and energetic the whole day. While meditating, there will be thoughts rushing into your head. Just let them flow. You just concentrate on your breathing.
Take time to reply:
Make a rule – “guaranteed reply within 24 hours” (if it’s not very urgent) and spread it across! You don’t have to reply everyone at the very instant. You can choose to reply them later in case the mail or message is not very urgent and important.
Take some time out for yourself:
Well, to summarize this point, have a Kit-Kat. Even when you are working and you don’t have time, make some time out. You can have some coffee and talk random stuff. You don’t have to be a robot every time!
Have some family time:
Spend some time with your parents, your spouse, and your kids. Try to talk to them about what they feel, what they think. You don’t always have to talk about schooling, medical stuff, money, career, family problems and cricket! There are a lot of other things!
Social media isn’t everything:
Instead of dedicating a quarter of your day on social media checking others’ lives, you can invest your time in something else. You can learn something new or talk to some old friend.
There will always be pressure at your work and responsibilities at home. But, that doesn’t mean you grind yourself into this and forget the true sense of “living”. Take a chill-pill!