When you’re at home, it’s time to kick back and relax. After all, you work 40 or more hours per week, and it’s healthy to take some time for yourself. But most people end up working more than the traditional 40-hour work week when you add in all of the things that you need to do around the house. If you want to have more recreation time to recharge for the work week, check out some of these tips on how you can get more relaxation and fun time.
Hire a Professional to do Repairs Around the House
DIY has been trendy for the past decade, but sometimes it makes more sense to have someone who already knows the trade to go into your home and do the job right the first time. This is especially true for jobs that call for an expert, such as plumbing and electrical jobs. Sure, you might be able to save a couple of hundred dollars if you fixed the toilet yourself, but you also might be spending all weekend on a job that would take a professional plumber only an hour or two. And if you do it yourself, you might not actually fix it, causing further problems for yourself later.
Cut Out the Unnecessary Tasks
Many people feel overwhelmed, but this is actually a misconception. You might feel overwhelmed when you have 14 tasks on your to-do list. Take a look at all of the items on that list. Are all of them absolutely necessary? As you start to look at your list, you might notice some tasks that you don’t actually have to do. For instance, you don’t actually have to landscape the front yard. Sure, it looks nice, but if it’s a choice between your sanity and great curb appeal, maybe you should choose your health.
You might feel like multi-tasking makes you more efficient, but the reality is that it can sap you of energy. Plus, you’re not getting more accomplished, and you might be doing a poorer job. Instead, try to chunk many similar jobs together at one time. For instance, if you need to go to the store for milk and bananas, do you also need to go to the post office. Do all of your similar chores at one time, but don’t try to get that call to your boss in. The conversation isn’t likely to go as well.
Unplug and Shut Off
If you feel like you’re at work even when you’re not, it might be because you’re on your phone texting and sending emails during non-work hours. This can severely cut into your relaxation time. Make a habit of turning your phone off after a certain hour at night.
Relaxing is an important part of remaining healthy and productive. Incorporate just a couple of strategies into your routine, then you’ll feel more rejuvenated.