We tend to overload our schedules to do as many “things” as possible in a day. This habit gives us a feeling of satisfaction and success. In fact, doing less is often more rewarding in the long run, says the American Marc Chernoff, author of the blog Hack Life, cited by the podcast Optimal Living Daily.
When we work, we continually move from task to task, we juggle different elements, and yet we have always feel like they haven’t been productive enough. When traveling, at restaurants, and in many other situations, we have this same feeling. So here are some signsthat it is time to slow down, and to find pleasure in every little moment.
You are overwhelmed
Do you feel like you never get to do everything you want to? Excessive engagement is a very common mistake that makes life stressful. It’s tempting to fill every moment of the day with new tasks, events, obligations, and distractions, but we can’t do it all.
You try to be a superhero
Another common problem: we think be able to ensure on all fronts. In reality, we are human, and we have limits. It’s time to let go of the idea that we can do anything, please everyone, and be everywhere at the same time.
You don’t appreciate “space”
Our activities do not only boil down to certain tasks, but also to the moment between one task and another. Doing yoga, for example, involves moving around the room, changing your outfit, rolling out the mat, etc. Appreciate these “spaces” between two activities allows you to better enjoy your day, by hurrying a little less.
You no longer know how to prioritize
Priorities do not happen automatically. If you want to spend more time with your spouse or children creating, learning, or playing sports, you must put certain tasks aside. By refusing certain activities, even the ones that appeal to you the most, you can devote more time to the really important parts of your life.
Your living space is a mess
If you don’t have enough time to organize your physical space, chances are you are mismanaging your day. Minimalism, which consists of decluttering your home, but also your mind, allows you to limit unnecessary distractions.