Reserve One Hour a Day to Do Something for Yourself
Whether that’s time to read a book, go for a walk, learn a new skill or partake in your favorite hobby, you should make time for what’s important to you. Do this by building downtime into your schedule and putting your distractions away for maximum relaxation.
Focus on Results, Not Time Spent
Rather than working on activities that drain your energy, focus on what will make the biggest impact and lead to increased feelings of accomplishment and motivation. It’s important to remember that “getting more things done means nothing when nothing great is done”.
Re-Think Your Errands
Consider whether you can outsource any of your time-consuming household chores or errands. Could you order your groceries online and have them delivered? Do you have a neighborhood kid who could mow your lawn? Even if you have a tighter budget, you may discover the time you’d save is worth it. The laundry and dishes will always be there, it’s time to put yourself first.
Have a Social Life
Instead of reserving fun things for the weekends, try planning at least one exciting activity during the week. This gives you something to look forward to midweek and allows you to blow off some steam if the week gets stressful early on.