One of the biggest misconceptions about productivity is that you shouldn’t make time for fun. That you should just schedule in the stuff you are supposed to do. This couldn’t be less true I think. You need to create time for yourself because creating time for yourself can make you more productive. I wanted to share 3 reasons why this is true.
A more relaxed you can accomplish more
Too often I find women wanting to accomplish more in their lives so they schedule every moment and leave none of those moments for themselves. The thinking is that they need to use every minute to accomplish things with their jobs, their family, and their homes. This leads to them being under so much stress that they don’t enjoy their lives. We get one life to live and one child for our kids. It’s up to you to enjoy it. That may mean cutting back on some things to give yourself time to relax and enjoy your life and family. You will come back from this time for yourself more energized and that energy will allow you to get things done.
Finding balance between time for you and your work/home can lead to being less stressed
Finding balance is a constant struggle and challenge for many of us. I’m going to be writing a few posts on this topic. On how to get more done and still make time for yourself. I’ve found having balance in my life to be so important. I suffered major health complications from trying to do it all years ago. I learned then that becoming stressed from doing it all is not worth it. So now I want to help share ways to help people find the balance that makes life better. We all have a lot to do but if we don’t take care of ourselves then we will end up getting nothing done. My health issues forced me to quit my job and school and have to move back in with my parents with my husband and daughter.
We all have a lot to do but if we don’t take care of ourselves then we will end up getting nothing done. My health issues forced me to quit my job and school.I also had have to move back in with my parents with my husband and daughter. I thought I had to do it all and ended up being able to do nothing for a long time. Learn from my mistakes and find the balance before your body forces you to.
More time for yourself can inspire you to work harder on other things
One area of productivity often missed is the importance of inspiration. When I’m feeling inspired and excited about something I’m able to work harder. If I’m feeling stressed and overwhelmed I tend to get a lot less done. So when I’m feeling overwhelmed and my stress levels are up. I take a break. I spend some time on myself and do things I enjoy. Then when I get back to my to do list I feel more re-energized and motivated to get things accomplished. So here was how creating time for yourself can make you more productive. I hope you will give it a chance and begin taking a little more time for you.
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I want to help you get more done and start accomplishing everything you want in your personal and professional lives. Leave me a comment and let me know what areas of productivity you need help with. I want to create content that can help you out the most.