Have you ever felt when the first alarm in the morning sounds, just when you had just opened your eyes, that you are already running late?
Nowadays, the busy and agitated daily life make us assume that we need to give more than we can actually give. That we need to do more than we are capable of doing. And that despite of our efforts, it is still not enough.
There is no doubt that this feeling of not having time to anything has to do with our capacity of organizing and manage our time. And despite you can think it is not a difficult task to do, the reality is that is one of the hardest one.
Managing our time is something that we need to learn. And is a skill to be perfected with practice.
The first thing to recognize is that: TIME IS YOURS.
Most stress comes from the perception that time is of others and the commitments you have with them. From this point of view it is easy to mismanage time, as it depends on complying with the outside world and not with you.
The ability to succeed, be relaxed and maintain control requires new ways of thinking and understanding your mind.
Therefore it is important to train the mind in order to achieve a healthy routine. A routine in which you can feel that it works for your wellbeing. When you train your mind you get to manage your time and work with a high level of productivity. Feeling clearheaded gives you a positive feeling of control and peace of mind, even if you have an overwhelming amount of things to do.
For this I recommend using a “personal trainer” that you can have right in your hands, idstress app.
A tool that gives you a personalized program that you can adapt to your routine and schedule. And, as following an exercise program to take care of your physical condition, it is also enjoyable and motivating.
You can also supplement your program with some tips to manage your time positively:
- Make a plan: start your day by planning your “key” tasks. Those that you must deliver.
2. Make an schedule: one that include your personal and working responsibilities.
3. Prioritizes: begin with the most important or complicated tasks.
4. Use a weekly schedule: this will help you get an idea of your time.
5. Group tasks that are similar: in this way you covering areas of your tasks and just not independent tasks.
6. Reward yourself: get motivated positively by what you have accomplished and feel enthusiasm to move forward.
Specialist in Emotional Education and Stress Management