Let’s face it, life can be hectic, and you may want to make your life more efficient. Keeping up with every task and obligation you have every day can take its toll. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to streamline certain aspects of your life to make things a little bit simpler? Here are a few things you can do to become more efficient.
1) Wake up early every day to make your life efficient
Most people would love to sleep in as late as possible every morning because life is tiring, and a few extra minutes sleep delays it a bit longer. What if you were to start intentionally getting up earlier will allow you a bit of quiet time before the day begins.
Once you get used to an earlier wakeup time, you’ll find that you have the time to properly plan out your day. This will help you prioritize your tasks, letting you approach the day much more efficiently and far less rushed.
2) Make a to-do list
Staying on top of your tasks and chores is enough to drive anyone crazy. Making a to-do list will help keep your life from tumbling into chaos. It is a good habit to start writing down all of the events and chores that need to be completed each day, or if you can, each week. As the week goes by, mark through the completed tasks. It’s a great feeling to get to the end of the week and look over the list to see everything you accomplished.
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On this list, make sure to include everything from work tasks to household chores, so you can plan your time accordingly. Do your laundry once a week instead of every night in order to save time. Wash the dishes at the end of the day instead of every time you dirty a dish. This will free up quite a bit of time throughout the week to be used in other ways.
3) Spend some time outdoors
So many people don’t spend any time outside. It is a very rejuvenating experience. Going to the park or out into nature is a great way to restore your overall mood. According to research published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, taking a walk outside will increase creativity.
Nature is good for the mind, body and spirit. Plus being in the sun increases vitamin D intake. These are all positives and will help you deal with stress as well.
4) Declutter your home to keep your life efficient
It is hard to relax when you are surrounded by clutter. When you have too many things sitting out and distracting you, it’s time to do something about it. Decide which room you want to start in and get busy. Don’t move on to another area until that room is completely done. It doesn’t have to happen in a single day, but you’ll want to tackle it all as soon as you can. Since you’re doing laundry one day a week now, you can use the rest of your free time decluttering for the next few weeks. Then revisit this every couple of months.
5) Keep learning
Whether it’s learning a new word every day, or reading a book every night before bed, it is incredibly important to keep your brain active and learning. It will keep your mind sharp as you age and will enhance your critical thinking skills and memory.
Lastly, make sure to take the time to enjoy your life. Appreciate what you have and keep yourself moving forward.