It’s an irony of our modern lives that while technology is continually invented that saves us time, we use that time to do more and more things, and so our lives are more fast-paced and hectic than ever.
Life moves at such a fast pace that it seems to pass us by before we can really enjoy it.
However, it doesn’t have to be this way. Let’s rebel against a hectic lifestyle and slow down to enjoy life.
A slower-paced life means making time to enjoy your mornings, instead of rushing off to work in a frenzy. It means taking time to enjoy whatever you’re doing, to appreciate the outdoors, to actually focus on whoever you’re talking to or spending time with — instead of always being connected to a iPhone or laptop, instead of always thinking about work tasks and emails. It means single-tasking rather than switching between a multitude of tasks and focusing on none of them.
Slowing down is a conscious choice, and not always an easy one, but it leads to a greater appreciation for life and a greater level of happiness. Check out important tips to apply in your daily life!
Plan the day
Your daily routine, whether work or other obligations, should be regulated. It needs to be balanced between commitments, leisure, self-care, and physical exercise, among other activities.
Too much of any of them can be harmful. So set schedules and try to respect them whenever possible.
To keep everything that is done during the day organized, you can take notes. They can be in a checklist format or items can be scored throughout the day.
This movement will also work when setting new appointments. With the knowledge of your routine, you will be able to analyze the inclusion or exclusion of other activities.
Working is a necessity for the vast majority of us. However, it is essential to have a healthier relationship with him and prevent the demands from affecting his health.
In this way, well-being must be above any need for customers and the like. You need to be okay internally so you can do your best for work, family, and friends.
So, throughout a working day, try to stretch, and have minimal interaction with other people or animals. Taking short breaks can even increase productivity.
Disconnect from technology
In the modern world, it is common for people to be connected to the internet most hours of the day. Whether to see a meme on social media, watch movies, videos, chat or work.
The habit of shutting down for a few hours a day, almost going through a detoxification process, can be beneficial for physical and mental health. This can also be a form of self-care.
This disconnected time can be used in several ways, such as physical activities, sleeping 8 hours a day, taking care of food with homemade preparations, hydrating, and enjoying quality time with the family, among others.
The adoption of practices that respect your body and its limits can promote an improvement in health and well-being. Failure to adopt measures that modify the accelerated work routine, among others, can trigger more severe signs, such as burnout.
What are the risks of not taking care of routine?
The deregulated routine can bring damage to your quality of life. Burnout is an example of a syndrome that can come from this practice. It arises from your extreme exhaustion.
The syndrome is formed by a set of factors, such as stress, excessive responsibility, tension, nervousness, anxiety, etc. Its presence is increasingly expressive in society.
The identification of burnout syndrome can be done through a medical consultation with a psychiatrist, or with the help of a psychologist. Therefore, it is always important to pay attention to the body's signals.
Take care of yourself, and your health. Investing in you will never be too much!