“Wow, where has the time gone” “How is it already the end of the year”. Most people will agree that time passes by too quickly, in fact, how many times have we answered “Busy” every time someone were to ask us, “How are you?”. It is true that we can’t control the speed of time, so why not slow down and relax?
We are always trying to juggle between commitments and appointments, rushing from place to place. At the end of the day, we may find ourselves stretched and unhappy. In this case, stop trying to achieve so much in our limited time and be kinder to yourself.
Here are a few tips on how to “slow-down and trust the process”:
Tip #1: Focus on “single-tasking”
Oppose to multi-tasking, doing a single task at a time can help to improve your efficiency significantly. Instead of switching between projects, single-tasking allows you to focus entirely on a task. Multi-tasking appears to drive efficiency but it actually makes you feel more overwhelmed than you actually are. On the other hand, single-tasking is less complicated and therefore, less prone to stress and errors. So remember, it’s better to do one thing at a time efficiently than many things haphazardly.
Tip #2: Try not to squeeze in too many commitments in a day.
We tend to slot in too many tasks in a day as we want to be efficient and not waste any of our precious time. However, we often find ourselves overwhelmed by the number of things to do. Since there is always an endless work list, by limiting the number of commitments in a day can help you in achieving a work-life balance and improve your overall efficiency.
Tip #3: Make time to do something you like.
Be it eating your guilty desserts, listening to your favourite album or simply spending time with your loved ones. This sounds like a simple thing to do, but many people tend to not pay attention to it. You will find yourself more recharged and most importantly, happier. This also helps in motivating you and keeping yourself mentally healthy.
Lastly, don’t forget to give yourself a well-deserved break occasionally!