Busy is not always productive.
I recently heard on the radio that more and more people are becoming stressed just for waiting. Waiting for their coffee to be made, waiting for the red light to change, waiting for the cashier to hurry, waiting for the copier to respond, waiting for social media to scroll faster. Our world has become a system of such busy~ness that we are burning out and not even paying attention. Here are 5 ways to create a system of non~busyness and still be productive.
Stop and smell the flowers. Be more mindful of the people and objects around you and be grateful that you even awoke that day to have the gift of smell. Just take 5 minutes and take deep breaths, it will do your body and mind some good. Go get a massage or facial and just relax.
Take 30. To walk, run or exercise. You don't have to be hours in the gym to see results. When you take it one day at a time and make it a habit you will eventually see progress. Even if you work out for 30 minutes a day, statistics show that is better than sitting on your buttocks all day.
Write, write, write. Dust off the journals and take at least 10 minutes during the early morning or late evening to jot down your thoughts, gratitude, and ideas. It's one of the best ways to remove all the opened tabs in your head :)
Read. Whether it's a magazine, a book, or an online article, but take at least 30 minutes to read. Knowledge is wealth.
Organize your daily priorities. Create a system for your personal life and your profession. I love today's technology but I still carry a planner with me at all times. It helps keep me on task and in reaching my goals. If you do this first thing in the morning, your day will run much smoother.