April 18, 2009
How would you like to have at least an extra hour in your day just for yourself so that you can have more fun?
Well you can you know, you just have to do the following consistently and you'll free up your time so that you can enjoy more of your life.
Look After Yourself First
Exercise regularly and eat healthily. Do the right thing by yourself and you'll have heaps of energy, be motivated,more productive and happier.
Surround Yourself with Positivity
Circulate with positive people, read motivational books and listen to motivational tapes/cds while driving, commuting, waiting for appointments.
Avoid negative people like the plague. They will drain your energy
Clean out the Clutter
You will save yourself heaps of time, energy and money if you clear out your work and home environment?paperwork, books, old equipment etc. regularly. You'll be able to find things, save money because you won't have to buy what you already have hidden somewhere, plus you'll be less stressed. You'll feel better which will make you happier.
Jazz Up Your Environment
If you work and live in a pleasant environment, you'll naturally feel better and happier. A clean, uncluttered home or workplace makes you feel good and happy to be there.
Dress for Success
When you look good, you feel good , when you feel good you are happier. Have an image makeover.
Plan Time For Fun
With so much to organise in your busy life you need to record your appointments, things to do and goals somewhere. Use a paper diary or digital organiser that you can take everywhere. This is the most effective way to get things done, plan your work and your life.
Learn to say "No"
To dramatically improve your productivity and do more of the things you want in your life, you have to be firm with others and let them know if you cannot, will not or are unavailable to fulfil their requests. If you constantly say "yes" to everyone else's requests you will never have the time to do what you really want to.
Book yourself into a self-assertiveness course to learn these skills if you feel you need to.
Do What You Do Best and Delegate the Rest
At work see if there are ways you can delegate tasks which would suit someone else's talents. Many office and home based workers are spending heaps of time on mundane secretarial tasks which would take a person who is trained in that area a quarter of the time to undertake.
At home hire a gardener and cleaner to take care of the basic household chores. It's worth investing the extra dollars if you can have more free time to do what you want to.
Compliment Someone Every Day
How do you feel when you receive a compliment? Make someone's day?give before you get because what goes around, comes around.
The Final Word
By following these simple yet very effective ideas you'll feel good, look good and have more time to enjoy your life? and when you're enjoying life, you're happy!
About The Author
Lorraine specialises in working with businesspeople showing them how to dramatically boost their productivity, reduce the stress and the mess in their lives and have more time for enjoying their life.