If you own or run a business, you’ll know how busy life can be. You’re constantly rushing from place to place, trying to get everything done.
But does it have to be this way? Maybe not. In this post, we take a look at all the things that you can do to make your life more convenient.
Here’s a rundown:
Sleep A Little Later On Days That Require Productivity
Hustle culture tells us that the earlier we wake up, the more productive we will be. Mark Wahlberg gets up at 2:30 am, way before the first birds are singing.
But research shows that taking a little longer in bed can improve your productivity dramatically. An extra 30 minutes gives your body more time to recover so that you can better face the challenges of the day. Tension, fatigue, and sleepiness are all considerably lower.
These days, you don’t need to do “life administration” manually. In fact, you can automate most things.
Take your bills, for instance. Many people are still paying these manually, even though they could do it through direct debit.
The same goes for investments. Many people are fiddling with these themselves instead of allowing someone else to take care of them.
Only Change One Thing At A Time
Things break when you try to change everything in your life at once. Many times, you feel like you’re living someone else’s life. It just doesn’t feel right.
Therefore, just try doing things one step at a time. Start with your diet, then move on to your relationship, then focus on your work.
Easing yourself into a new life is the best policy.
Make Deliveries Work Around You
If you’re out at the office all day running your business, then parcel delivery can be a nightmare. You’re never home when the courier knocks on your door.
That’s why I use a post office drop box near me. It’s easy. The courier delivers the parcel to the secure drop box and then I pick it up after work. This way, you avoid the hassle of rearranging deliveries and you can collect items as part of your commute.
Work On The Hardest Stuff Between 2 And 3 PM
Conventional wisdom says that you should work on the hardest problems first thing in the morning and then coast after that. But new research shows that doing it just after lunch could be the best policy. Human focus seems to peak between 2 and 3 PM, according to a study from the University of California.
Take 60 Seconds Breathing Space Before Making Any Big Decisions
If you are in a high-powered position, the decisions you make are important and can affect the lives of dozens of people around you. Therefore, it’s a good idea to just take 60 seconds to yourself before you choose either option A or B.
When you ground yourself, you are in a much better position to do the right thing. Your brain is in a calmer state of mind, helping you avoid making any rash decisions.