How to have more time for life and family

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Should you take a break?

Its rough – life. Regardless of if you’re American or English or Indian, it seems that there is always something to do or somewhere to go or something we’re falling behind on.

When the alarm goes off – first thoughts are – “OH GOD! ITS MORNING ALREADY???”

Yes you’re body needs a break – your soul needs a break – and if you have a family, YOUR FAMILY WANTS YOU TO TAKE A BREAK SO YOU CAN SPEND TIME WITH THEM. But you don’t and here’s why:

  1. Work, there’s stuff I need to do for work
  2. I need to keep job
  3. There’s always something to do
  4. I can’t keep up

There are many more reasons …

But in the end there is just too much to do – so how can you take a break? Here’s an idea.

Reduce your workload in meaningful ways

According to Steven Corley’s 7 habits of highly effective people – there are four types of tasks

  1. Urgent and important
  2. Urgent and not important
  3. Not Urgent and important
  4. Not Urgent and Not important

An easy thing to do is to stop working on things that are not urgent and not important and prioritize urgent and important tasks then not urgent but important tasks. These not urgent and not important tasks are like surfing Facebook or watching TV. You’ll be surprised on how much of your day can be taken up by trivial tasks. However by focusing on important tasks first, you’ll find time for rest and family.

For me – I’ve noticed back when I still had a facebook account, I’d spend hours looking through rather then focusing on my course work and subsequently I had little to no time for my hobbies. To be honest, I love piano and dinner with friends, but I never had the time. By doing this one simple thing, I’ve been able to manage – so I hope it works for you too!

If you like this post or find it useful, please leave a like and share – feel free to leave a comment.

You can check out Stephen Corley’s Book in the following link: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change

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