We all feel like we have so much to do and not enough time to accomplish what we want to complete. There sometimes are not enough hours in the day to get everything done. Maximizing your output each day is the only way to come close.
Here are 7 tips on how to do that.
GET MORE SLEEP
Let’s face it, you probably aren’t getting enough sleep. Some people may say that they only need 4 hours of sleep. Most of us need at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep. Establish a night-time routine and schedule yourself enough time to get the rest your body needs.
Some tips for getting that sleep:
- No screens (TV, phone, computer, and the like) at least an hour before bed
- Drink warm herbal tea
- Stay away from caffeine at least 6 hours before bedtime
- Get up the same time every day, not just weekdays
DRINK LOTS OF WATER
Water is good. If you don’t like the taste of your water, invest in a high-quality water filter or water flavoring. Buying bottled water is expensive and has other repercussions. As far as the amount of water, you should be drinking at least one ounce of water for every 2 pounds of body weight each day. If you weigh 100 pounds, that’s 50 ounces or a little over 8 cups.
EAT A LITTLE BETTER
The reason for “a little better” is to be successful, and build on that success. Eventually, we will all be at that perfect diet, but if you’re anything like me, it’s easier to get there gradually instead of all at once. Eat a little bit better today than you did yesterday.
MOVE YOUR BODY
With all the conveniences we have now, most things can be done from our phones without so much as lifting a finger. We just need our thumbs. Moving your body can be almost anything. If you are on your feet all day at work, you’re moving your body. If you work at a computer, you’ll need to consciously get up and move your body.
Depending on where you live and your climate this can be easier said than done. There’s just something about being outside that boosts your energy. Listening to the sounds around you, or feeling the wind, can help remind you that today is a great day.
What we understand about meditation, is that it helps us harness the right hemisphere brain. A lot of our day is spent in the left hemisphere. When we meditate, we can sense the best solution, instead of calculating the best solution. Meditation can help us calm our brains enabling us to truly focus during the day.
Try it out every day for a week. You might be pleasantly surprised with the results.
Every morning verbally say or write a list of at least 5 things that you’re grateful for. Such a simple practice, yet effective way to look for opportunities to be grateful. It could be the sunrise or the fresh baked cookies someone made for you. Showing gratitude is an occurrence that we should all be practicing everyday.