[A collaboration post – all thoughts are my own.]
I feel like I haven’t had much time to relax lately. I get distracted by those around me or work to be done at home, whether it’s blog posts or translation projects. I haven’t gone out with my friends over the weekend or finished watching my favorite TV shows.
My mind keeps working even when my body is telling me to relax or take a break since it is continuously thinking about various things. Actually, getting too little sleep can reduce your productivity. I have insomnia and difficulty falling asleep, so even though I have to get up before 7 am, I typically sleep until 1 or 2 am.
It’s important to give oneself enough time to get a decent night’s sleep and wake up on time. I’m going to have to work harder to get used to this. And today we’ll talk about the reasons why you think you don’t have to relax, and I’m hoping these simple suggestions will make it easier for you to manage your time and make time for the activities you enjoy.
Let’s dive right in.
Reasons Why You Have No Time to Relax
You don’t planning tasks
It takes more work, effort, and wasted time to not show up for meetings or appointments. Thus, make an effort to arrange your meetings and appointments in advance, and refrain from being ambiguous when you receive an invitation since you’ll either go or not.
You watch the clock too much
It’s not good time management to spend the entire day counting the minutes and seconds. Your time for working and relaxing is consumed if you are continuously checking or managing your schedule.
The best option in this situation is to position the clock so that you must turn to look at it. I got rid of the wall clock in my room because of this. Do not place your phone close to where you work if you use it to check the time. You’ll be surprised to learn how much doing one simple act has increased your productivity and focus.
Your workplace is full of distractions
I don’t have a separate workspace at home where I could concentrate better. I use my work desk beside my bed to work on my blog or finish document translation. I make an effort to get rid of anything that might make me less productive or distracted. Utilizing noise-canceling headphones or stocking your office with only the items necessary to carry out your daily tasks are two ways to achieve this.
You say “Yes” to everything
You don’t have to accept every invitation to a party or event, every inquiry you receive, or even every chance to do something completely out of the blue. You have the ability to manage your time and schedule, so think twice before accepting anything. If you feel that something is getting in the way of your downtime, then say no.
You wake up late
You got a late start, so you’re trying to fit extra time into your day. Sadly, when you get off to a late start, the two things that are sacrificed first are fun and relaxation. Your performance, productivity, and workplace relationships may all be impacted by sleep deprivation. This is something that I need to fix in the future!
You don’t plan your day
I like to plan my day, and using a planner is really mind blowing! A day without planning might easily become one spent doing things for other people or things that are not important, which will just waste your time more. You can start by listing the things you need to get done for tomorrow and the time you need to finish working so you can have time to relax.
You feel everything you do has to be perfect
Perfectionism can quickly eat up time. Choosing your battles wisely will allow you to perform tasks well, better, or best. This does not mean that you should produce poor or incomplete work. Don’t let flaws in any area of your life cause you to feel depressed; instead, accept them and carry on.
If you keep telling yourself that you don’t have time to relax, you will eventually come to fully believe it. Determinedly set aside time to unwind and have fun, whether that means giving up a non-essential volunteer role, delegating tasks, or rearranging your schedule. You definitely need time to release yous stress from working!
You constantly check your phone
Constantly checking your email, texts, and social media can be distracting, especially if you are trying to relax. To stop yourself from checking in every few minutes, put the phone down or, even better, turn it off entirely.
To break this habit and increase your productivity at work, you can also adopt time management strategies like the Pomodoro technique. A Pomodoro is a 25-minute period of uninterrupted work that is followed by a 3- to 5-minute rest. You are given a lengthy respite of roughly 20 to 30 minutes once you have obtained four Pomodoros. This is a very well-known method for both working and studying!
You’ll be more productive and focused at work if you spend your free time in a calm and pleasant mood. Unfortunately, most of us lead busy lives that leave us with not even an hour per day to unwind and enjoy ourselves. So, with the help of this post, I hope you can solve the concerns that are consuming your time without your notice and free up more time for yourself.
Did you also find yourself don’t have time to relax? What do you like to do to relax? Let me know below.