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SIMPLE WAYS TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER

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We all want our life to be easy, right? The trouble is that achieving this is never an easy task. We all just seem to assume that life is designed to be difficult, especially in the fast-paced world we live in today whereby we are constantly juggling our careers with family life. However, there are lots of simple ways we can make our life easier. 



Read on to discover everything you need to know.


Reducing stress…


The first step we need to take when it comes to making our lives easier is reducing stress. There are a number of different ways you can do this. One option is to treat yourself to one of those fun desk toys, you know the squeezy ones, that can help you to channel your stress when you are feeling frustrated or under pressure at work. Another proven way to lower your stress levels is to do a repetitive task. You should also label optional events on your calendar, as this will enable you to get a better understanding of what actually needs to be done on your busy days and what can be skipped.


Planning ahead…


Another proven way to make your life a lot easier is to plan ahead. There are, of course, a number of different ways that you can go about it. You should make use of the tools and worksheets online when leading up to events, such as moving home or going on vacation. This enables you to follow a reverse countdown so that you can do all of the tasks that need to be carried out beforehand. Planning backwards in this manner can also be beneficial in the workplace too. Moreover, before you go to bed, you should get organised for the following day so that you do not have the dreaded morning scramble.


Sleeping better…


If there is one thing that a lot of us struggle with, it is getting those six to eight hours sleep every evening. If you fall into this category, this is something you are going to need to sort out so that you can start living a more relaxing and peaceful life. After all, the importance of sleeping well cannot be underestimated. This has a huge impact on your health. So, how do you ensure you sleep better? Well, there are a few things you can do. This includes implementing a bedtime routine so that you can wind down and sleep better. You should also try to go to bed at the same time in the evenings, and get up at the same hour so that you get your body clock in check. Taking a hot shower or bath before you go to bed can also be useful because it regulates your body temperature, telling your brain that it is now time to go to sleep. In addition to this, you should avoid going on your laptop, phone, or any other type of blue-light tech before you go to sleep.


Getting more done…


Another way to make your life easier is to get more done in a shorter space of time. This is what is known as working smarter, not harder. There are so many different ways you can do this. The first approach you should follow may seem counterintuitive, but it is not. This is taking regular breaks. This will ensure your brain is revitalised so that you come back to your desk with more energy than before. You should also limit yourself to one browser tab, which will prevent multitasking. We are often told that multitasking is efficient, but it is not. If you try to focus your efforts on lots of different tasks, it purely results in everything taking longer. Furthermore, you should limit checking social media and replying to emails to a certain time of the day. If you respond to everything as soon as you receive it, it will throw you off track. Instead, turn your notifications off.


Saving time…


The final thing that you need to do in order to make your life easier is to save time. Again, there are so many ways you can go about this. Leveraging the Internet is a good place to start. Online shopping has made it easier than ever before to get the things that we need. You can even do your grocery shopping online and get it delivered to your front door. It is even possible to order repeated NHS prescription online too meaning you do not have to make continual trips to your local doctor’s practice. In addition to this, you need to look for ways to reduce the time you spend on tasks in the workplace. This includes making the most of templates for tasks you do on a repeated basis, for example, any reports you put together. You can also use canned responses to auto-fill the emails that you find yourself writing on a regular basis. Google Mail has put a good feature in place for this. When you reply to an email, they often give you three suggested responses to choose from, meaning you only have to click on one rather than typing it out yourself. In addition to this, you can make the most of automation too.

As you can see, there are many different ways that you can make your life easier. If you follow the suggestions that have been presented above, you can make sure that your life is easier on a day-to-day basis. From saving time to reducing stress, follow the suggestions that have been mentioned above and you are bound to notice a difference.




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