Do you often feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day to finish all the work you have to do? Do you get FOMO everytime you open up a social media app? You’re not the only one. The good news is, making a few tweaks to your lifestyle can help you get more done so that you can start feeling more on top of things. Here are five changes to make today:
Crack open a book
Sorry, but your high school lit teacher had a point: reading might feel like a chore for someone without the habit, but the benefits last for a lifetime. Reading extensively expands your horizons, challenges you, and leaves you with a bunch of quotable quotes to spice up your status updates with, and gives you plenty of talking points the next time you’re at a dinner party and need to impress people. It’s also way more soothing than scrolling through Facebook stalking that toxic ex.
Work it out
This comes up on every list for a very good reason: exercise is good for you! Find a regimen that you can stick with, and well, get moving. From weight issues to heart health to sleep quality, you’ll keep reaping the benefits of getting off your tush and sweating it out.
[caption id="attachment_63524" align="aligncenter" width="300"]
Serious piggy for retirement planning concept[/caption]
Take charge of your finances
Don’t get the middle of the month mothballs in your wallet. Get a bank statement, make a budget, and find ways to adjust your spending so you can have your cake and buy it too. There’s nothing more stressful than money stress.
As important as networking and deadlines and all of that good stuff is, it’s important to take regular timeouts to spend on yourself. This isn’t the same as spending time on self-pampering. This timeout should involve shutting down the external noise to reflect on your life, your decisions, and your goals, so that you don’t lose perspective.
Put that phone aside
No. Really. When you’re not glued to the screen 24/7, you can save your eyes, reduce a lot of that FOMO stress, and actually get work done as opposed to a bajillion Whatsapp messages about what needs to be done. Go on. Try it. You’ll thank us later.