Life Management (from The Introvert Teacher)

Managing your life by de-cluttering your schedule and spending time in the right places will provide you with nothing but benefits:

1) You will be more relaxed and happier

With time set aside to relax and do things that you enjoy, you will be able to release stress from work and life in general. You will also likely be better organised, more well-balanced and more confident as a result of better planning building up your sense of readiness.

2) You will be healthier

With less stress, a higher level of happiness and more energy, you will be able to better enjoy life. Also, you will feel much less need to binge on unhealthy food or rush your meals. You can also fit in more time for exercise – even something as simple as a 15-minute walk after dinner.

3) You will enjoy better relationships

Giving the right amount of time to the right relationships, you will be able to spend more time with your loved ones and they will appreciate the effort you are making. You may be able to meet an old friend for lunch or dinner more frequently and be happily immersed in conversation without worrying about your looming deadlines.

4) Others will benefit more from you

You will be able to give more time to those who need you. Perhaps you can volunteer more often with your favourite charity organisation, support a cause you believe in, or get things done around the house that you have been putting off. You will be able to help prioritise tasks at work, increasing overall efficiency of your team, and, with more time to relax, you will be more likely to come up with great ideas.

5) You can be a positive role model

When others see how together you have made yourself, they will want to learn more from you. Everybody wants to know how they can get their act together. You can show them how.