DON’T STRESS YOURSELF, IMPRESS YOURSELF
In this second article in our series on Personal Time Management, we'll look at how we can stop some of the stresses before they even start. As the old saying goes, prevention is better than cure. You'll be amazed at how easily you can take control of your free time by reading through the rest of this feature.
Now we’ll have a look at each of the stresses in turn that we listed in article one.
Feeling like all you ever do is work and sleep
So why do you feel like this and what could you be doing differently? Well, the key is in organising your free time. With a Collins Personal Organiser, you can choose from a range of styles and sizes to suit your own needs and budget, and of course whatever one you choose will help you to organise your life far more efficiently.
Even something as simple as sitting down at the start of the week, planning what you're going to do after work each day can make an incredible difference. You're much more likely to stick to a plan if you've written in down in advance.
Putting things off that really need done
Procrastination is the thief of time. Don't let it win, planning ahead and getting things done when they need doing is not only really satisfying, but also makes very good sense in terms of time management. Think of all the other enjoyable things you could have been doing if you hadn't kept delaying that job in the garden, or painting the kitchen. There's no doubt your life will be improved if you get motivated, plan ahead and stick to it. A Personal Organiser, Diary, or Notebook from Collins will help you achieve this with ease.
Remembering to pay bills on time
Again, a little bit of forward planning can make what's normally a chore seem remarkably simple. Don't wait until things get urgent, that'll only stress you out more. Put a date in your Collins diary or Personal Organiser and sort out all your bills at the same time, job done and no more time spent worrying about it.
Finding time for yourself to do the things you enjoy
All work and no play can make your life dull. A better work/life balance is something all of us strive for. Planning a weekly event with a friend or setting time aside for a hobby can lift your spirits. Get it in your diary and give yourself something to look forward to when you're flicking through it. You'll be impressed with how much clearer and focused you feel in your free time when you implement these steps above, because it's important to make time for yourself and enjoy it.
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