2020 is nearing its end, and come to think of it, many of us can’t wait for it to be over. With so many disturbing things happening these past few months, it’s best if time just flew by. But did you know that instead of just sitting around waiting for days to pass (without mishaps of course) you can actually use your time to do something productive?
We’re talking about bringing changes in your lifestyle that you could never do before. Changes that will set the tone for what 2021 will bring for you. If you like the sound of that, you’re going to love what we’ve packed for you below. Check it out!
Don’t waste your Sundays
For 99% of people around the world, Sunday is a free day. Some use it for church, some for clubbing, and some use it to rest. While it’s okay to feel free on Sunday, it would be best if you didn’t use the entire day for leisure. Think of Sunday as a preamble to Monday, the first weekday. It’s the right time for you to plan ahead of Monday. If you don’t plan well, you may experience unnecessary anxieties and eventual unhappiness at work.
Learn the art of saying ‘No’ diplomatically
Your friends or colleagues might invite you for several events, but you should know that it’s okay if you don’t make it to some of them. You don’t have to drop everything you’re doing just because you promised a friend you’d attend game night at his place! Prioritize things that matter to you, and be upfront about them. But do it in a way that they don’t feel you’re putting them off. There are ways to cancel plans without making people defensive.
This is important – try to stay as calm as you can
If you’ve been busy working on a critical business proposal or an ultra-important email, after hitting that ‘Send’ button, don’t start expecting an instant response. Give it some time, your response will come. But if you find it hard to resist the urge to check your inbox every 5 minutes, try calming techniques like watching a funny YouTube video or texting a loved one.
Maintain your stand
If you run a business, let your friends know that it’s a business, not a charity organization. If you need something done on time and just the way you want it, don’t give it to your friends. If you do, tell them about the importance of the work and why they should treat it with urgency.
Don’t give up on 2020 yet. We know many things have happened this year that can discourage you, but don’t let them get to you. With the tips given above, you can go back to your goals and achieve them. Enjoy the rest of the year!