We are always saying that we are out of time, late or don’t have time to do something. And while it may seem like that, the truth is you have all the time in the world. However, we often let time get away from us and don’t use it to the fullest potential.
So I’ve come up with a list of 10 things to do each day, and by just putting at least 5 minutes every day into each of the ten items, less than an hour total, your life will have more happiness, be better structured, you will feel less stressed, and you will find that you have time for all you want to do.
First and foremost you have to stop and take time for you. If you don’t stop for at least five minutes a day and think about yourself, do something nice for yourself.
Learn something new everyday. Maybe you learn something from a snapple cap, newsletter you’ve subscribed to or inspirational book you’re reading.
A life without purpose and action is not a life at all. Each day do some activities that are productive and helpful to others.
A life without love is a life wasted. Choose one person to love each day, and always look for others who need a little love too!
Taking 5 minutes to plan out your day or communicate with your family what’s going on will make everyone’s day easier.
Connect each day with yourself, with your spiritual beliefs, with your body, with those in your life. Taking time to recognize the relationships in your life is an important step to living a more aware life.
Do something to make a positive difference in someone’s life every day. Maybe it’s an encouraging Tweet or Facebook post, maybe it’s a few coins in the Barista’s jar, maybe it’s a hand for the overworked secretary.
Clean up time
Tidy up your desk, put away the dishes, sweep up, or put all the clothes in the laundry. You’ll feel better in the morning if you do so.
Stop to catch your breath and admire the world around you. You never know what you’ll see.
Eat right, exercise or drink a glass of water every day, if not a couple times a day.
These 10 items are designed to help you be strong, capable, flexible, passionate, less stressed and healthy. There are countless ways to implement each of the ten steps, some which will be suggested, and some which you will realize you are already doing in your life. These steps are actually not about adding 10 more things to your day, but rather making you more aware of what you do and helping you be conscious about living your life. For when you are conscious and aware, you have the ability to make choices about what you do or don’t do.
Which ones do you need to work more on?