Make More Time for You
It’s important to take care of number one – but it’s not always as easy as it sounds. Here are our top 5 ways to make sure you get a look-in this year!
1. Learn How to Delegate
You may be a master of multi-tasking…but do you really have to be?
Sometimes – whether it’s at work or at home – you often feel as if it’s quicker and easier just to do it yourself. From simple work projects to putting the washing up away or rinsing the bath out…you could ask someone else to do it, but by the time you’ve done that, you could have done it three times yourself anyway!
We’re all guilty of it – but it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. By never taking the time to demonstrate to someone else how a job is done, we remove the possibility of them ever learning. Next time you catch yourself in this situation, try and take a minute to show someone else the ropes. It might take longer this time around, but from then on, it should free you up to spend more time on yourself and your wellbeing.
2. Just Say No
If you find yourself shoehorning engagements into your diary that you don’t really need to – just say no!
From tedious PTA meetings to laborious social commitments, if a regular engagement has started to become a habitual bore, then break away from it and spend that time on yourself. Whether it’s grabbing a quiet coffee by yourself, or having a relaxing hot bath, as long as you spend the time on yourself, it’s never wasted!
3. Buy in Bulk
If you often find yourself ‘nipping to the shops’, take stock of what it is you’re buying and see if there’s an opportunity to streamline your shopping trips.
Obviously, certain items such as bread and milk really can’t be bought in advance, but produce such as washing powder, cleaning products and tinned goods can be bought in bulk and stored for long periods of time.
Not only does this reduce the amount of time you’ll spend shopping, by buying in bulk from wholesalers, you’ll also reduce your overall spending too!
4. Make a To-Do List
Although writing a To-Do list seems like one extra thing you have to do today, they can actually be really helpful. Writing down all the tasks you need to accomplish can make them seem less daunting once put in a small list, than when they’re just present in your head.
If you start each list with a quick and easy job, you’ll then be able to cross it off your list in no time at all, giving you more motivation to attack the rest of the list! You’ll be amazed how much focus it can give you, and how much time you waste procrastinating on things that aren’t on the list.
5. Schedule in Your Own Free Time
By writing a To-Do list, it gives you the opportunity to highlight where your free time lies. And once you’ve done so, you can then fill it with fun things for you – such as a quick trip to the Spa!
The exclusive new All About You offer from the Devonshire Spa is tailor-made for those with jam-packed, on-the-go lives. Offering a 45-minute taster of any 60-minute treatment from the Devonshire Spa brochure, plus complimentary use of the thermal spa facilities, it’s a seamless way to make time for yourself whilst still being able to get all your day-to-day tasks done as well.
From a stress-relieving back massage to a hydrating facial or a refreshing pedicure on overworked feet, we have an extensive treatment menu for you to choose from. (View it here).
Available from February 1st until April 30th, 2018, this great offer is available for just £40.