They say the years are short and the days are long… so how do we make the most out of both? Scheduling a little happiness in your routine will help you out with that:
Make a list of what makes you happy.
Make a list of what you do every day.
The most important thing:
Balance happiness and productivity
One of the clearest symptoms of the overly busy person is a constant sense of guilt about whether they should be somewhere else and doing something more productive. The sense that other things chip away at your productive time can be maddening. 3 things to do about that:
Be honest about the importance of your activities. Then, prioritize them. Schedule a minute to take care of yourself, too, or you won’t be able to do what you set out to do as best and as efficiently as you can!
Set a firm schedule for what you need to do. Setting a time to start and finish things can help you feel more in control.
When you make that little sliver of time for yourself, fully enjoy what you’re doing. Work hard. Play hard. Don’t mix the two.