More "Me" Time
The western culture has our lives going at 100 miles an hour and by being constantly on the go, it can be difficult to get everything that we want to get done, done.
Let alone, have some time for ourselves, for our families and for our relationships.
By creating a schedule and having a plan of where our time goes can go a long way. A couple tools that help me when planning are:
1. Carry a notebook
If your brain is as sporadic as mine, having a notebook really helps contain all of the thoughts and tasks that pop up during the day.
My notebook has my to-do list for the day and because our daily routines and lives change on the go, it's a great tool to use as a catch basin to write down any new tasks that come up.
2. Use Sticky Notes
A small item, but can make a huge difference.
At both my work and home office, I have a giant sticky notes stack that I use for my short-term lists. This could include last minute groceries or things to remember before a big or small trip.
3. Have an up to date calendar
Having an update to date calendar is great for any long-term planning. I personally use Google Calendar which gives me access to it 24/7. This allows us to have a bird's eye view of all of your events within the next 3, 6 or 12 months.
Despite having these tools and systems in place, it's not perfect nor should it be. You'll need to tweak it and create your own system to make sure it works for you! There will be curveballs constantly thrown at us, but by having these to help aid us, they will hopefully make them that much easier to handle.