Five Life Hacks To Make Things Easier For Yourself

Five Life Hacks To Make Things Easier For Yourself

Five Life Hacks To Make Things Easier For Yourself

It can often feel like you’re fighting an uphill battle to get everything done in the day. There can’t be many people who feel like they’ve got hours and hours to spare. And when you’re rushing from home to work and back again, it’s so easy to stop taking proper care of yourself. Most people have their own little life hacks to help them get through these tough stretches. But there are always going to be times when we let those good habits slide.

There’s no shame in going back to basics when you need it. Sometimes everyone needs to push everything to one side and start from scratch. Some life hacks are the little everyday reminders to keep you moving forward. Some are bigger swings that could save you so much hassle. 

Get A Diary

This one might sound a little simplistic but the important thing here is to actually use it. How many diaries have you been given over the years that went completely untouched after the first couple of weeks of the year? It doesn’t even need to be a paper diary; it just needs to be somewhere where you can make a note of everything that needs doing. Write everything down, no matter how big or how small. Put birthdays and anniversaries in there. Put rubbish bin collection days and energy bill payments (although there’s not much chance of anyone forgetting those at the moment). Whether it’s drinks with your friends or a phone call with your mum, those commitments need to be written down. It’s so simple but you’d be amazed at how much of a difference it makes.

Leave The House First Thing In The Morning

This one is particularly aimed at all the people who are still working from home. You know how easy it is to roll straight out bed to your desk. You might still be wearing your pyjamas when you start work. You might even still be wearing your duvet. But this is a great way to feel sluggish and lethargic for the rest of the day. How are you going to be on your best game if your brain is still in bed? First thing in the morning can be the best time for exercise, but it’s also important just to get outside and get some fresh air and sunshine to wake yourself up properly. Plus, no one gets enough vitamin D in this country at the best of times. There’ll always be time to lie in at the weekends!

Look Into Laser Eye Surgery

How many times have you forgotten where you left your glasses? How much money have you spent on replacing them? And how much do you hate putting your contact lenses in day after day? Laser eye surgery can help you deal with this. There are different options out there depending on the specific issue and your individual eyeballs (yes, those can be different!), including LASEK eye surgery. If you want to learn more about how it works and to book a free consultation, get in touch with the team at OCL Vision. They will create a treatment plan tailored for you and their excellent reviews speak for themselves. You should consult with experts first and have your eyes tested to find out what your options are and find out if it could benefit your sight. 

Close The Door To The Office At The End Of The Day

It’s not always easy to leave work behind at 5 pm. This is especially true if you are still working from home because you know that your laptop with all its work (and work emails) is waiting in the other room for you. It can be so tempting to tell yourself that you’ll just do a little more on that project to make things easier for tomorrow. There’s always going to be the voice in your head that says you should probably check your work emails to make sure that nothing has gone horribly wrong. But burnout has been such a huge issue for so many people. You are going to push yourself too far if you don’t give yourself the rest you need. So, sign out, and stay signed out, at the end of the day. Close your work computer down. And close the door to your home office.

Learn To Love Leftovers

Finally, a quick note on dinner. If you’ve found it hard to find the time to cook then it might be time to get into batch cooking. There are plenty of healthy, easy-to-cook recipes that will make enough for a couple of days at least. It’s always going to be a less stressful journey home when you know that you’ve got dinner already sorted in the freezer. The trick of course is making sure that you don’t eat it all on the same day!