It has never been easier to connect with someone on the other side of the world, yet it’s so easy to feel disconnected from the people closest to us. We have more tools than ever to simplify tasks and accomplish more things quickly, yet our to-do lists have never been longer. Life is short, and time flies, especially in today’s fast-paced world.
Here are three strategies meant to help you slow down, enjoy life, and focus on the most important parts of your day.
1. CUT PERSONAL INTERNET USE BY HALF
Technology has become a major element in most of our lives. Social networking, email, and web surfing can occasionally cause our minds to lose focus and wander through hundreds of topics, thoughts, and ideas. Try to use half your designated Internet time to explore new hobbies, exercise, or meditate.
2. MAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF
When did you last spend valuable time with yourself? Take a night to find a new book, watch a favorite movie, try yoga, meditate, or cook a new recipe. Self care means different things to different people. Taking time to rediscover what fuels you can be one of the most powerful things you do for yourself and loved-ones.
3. REMEMBER YOUR GOALS AND ASPIRATIONS.
Each morning when you wake up, take a few moments to think about your life goals and aspirations. Recall the milestones you’ve already made in your life, and your drive to achieve new ones. Try doing this for about five minutes before getting out of bed to start your day.
Giving ourselves permission to slow down to focus on what's important can be the start of an amazing journey to live our happiest and healthiest life.