Managing time effectively is one of the hardest things to handle. However, in our busy lives, we need to ensure that we get things done everyday. Otherwise, we may be unproductive. Having our plans ready is precedence to achievement. It disciplines us to hit something worthwhile whether it is work related or personal goals. So make each day always a challenging day!
For this article, I’ll share with you how I properly manage my valuable time day by day. And this works for me.
My day starts at 6:30 in the morning. Perhaps, it’s a bit late to some. Fortunately, my office is just a few-minute drive from the house. Anyway, I go to the bathroom and get out at 7:00 in the morning.
So sorry but I don’t take breakfast, morning snacks only. I’m a bread-eater person and that makes sense for me. Bread + coffee or alternate it with green tea. Coffee is seriously energizing. It makes me work smarter. It’s actually one of my stress relievers too.😊 Green Tea is good, on the otherhand. It has anti-oxidant and nutrients that help improve brain function. It’s healthier!
I will leave home at 7:30 in the morning. Honey will take me to the office at this hour. He gets enough time since he goes to work at 10:30 am.
I’ll take my lunch around 12:00 noon. A half cup of cooked rice is fine with me. My aspiration in terms of diet is to avoid meat on weekdays. My cheat day falls on a weekend. Of course, we need to enjoy and break rules sometimes.😃
So weekdays are more on vegetables and soup. Less meat diet can reduce heart diseases and protect us from certain types of cancer.
After my lunch, I don’t usually take a short nap although it refreshes our minds and sets our eyes for the midday’s workload. Most of the time during break time, I’ll visit my blogsite and connect with my co-bloggers. Catching up with them in just a short period means a lot to me.
Moving on, I only take light snacks before my yoga practice. Other than that, I skip my afternoon snacks. Also, I make sure to drink water at least 8 glasses a day. I’m keeping track of my water intake because I believe that it helps our kidney eliminate toxins. And for a glowing skin right?😊
Without HR Meeting, I can leave work at 5:00 in the afternoon. Conditionally, having HR duties is likewise finding myself overwhelmed with workplace pressures. So I have to create time for my yoga practice at least twice a week.
I have given everything of myself to writing blogs on other days without yoga. Blogging has always been part of my tasks list. It’s helping me to look differently at the other side of the world. It’s my way of surviving this planet that seems so cruel.
You can find me here on weekdays as well. This is an addition to my daily routine. Our house is a walking distance from the church so I take such opportunity to hear mass before going home. It releases excess baggage for the day. It lightens my heart, my soul, my mind… everything.
When I arrive home, a little snacks will do. Then, I clean up our space. I cook rice, I wash dishes and if I still have spare time, I do my own laundry. It’s one method to save money.😃
Honey arrives from work around 9:30 pm. Being busy with our careers doesn’t mean less time for “us”. We both manage to update ourselves over dinner.
The last regimen would be taking our vitamins such as rich in calcium, iron, vit B or vit C. It helps us in good shape all the time. And for a good night sleep as well.
Absolutely, that ends my productive day!
There is what we call a “struggle day” or it’s not someone’s day wherein we are having a lot of problems on that certain day. This unforeseen situation is a reality we live. We have to be flexible. Make adjustments when necessary.
Controlling ones time is so rigid considering all priorities seem important and urgent, both at work and outside. Ultimately, it’s all about managing our time. We are the boss of our own time. Do not let time control over us.
The Miracle Morning ultramarathoner and author Hal Elrod says that, “How you wake up each day and your morning routine (or lack thereof) dramatically affects your levels of success in every single area of your life”.