Life can get busy, really busy; sometimes living your life can get in the way of enjoying your life. At Urbery, we believe that life should be enjoyed as much as possible, which is why we’ve put together a list of things you need to start doing so you can spend more time with friends and family.
Make time for the people you want to spend time with
Most of us will excuse ourselves from a dinner to take a business call or give up our Sunday to complete time-sensitive work; this is because we’ve made work a priority and have given ourselves permission to make concessions in other areas of our lives. While it’s important to never neglect your work responsibilities, try flipping the script on this thinking and making your friends and family your priority. When you’re out to dinner with your family or close friends, put away the cell phone; unless you are on-call, work activities can wait an hour. Also, try making specific plans with friends and family and promising no work interruptions; pick one weekend day a month that you will spend with someone special to you, no exceptions.
Organize, organize, organize
Do you often find yourself rushing around at the end of the day and still not accomplishing everything that needed to get done? Life is hectic, organization can help you sift through the chaos. Set aside some time each Sunday and plan out what needs to be accomplished for the week – do you have dry cleaning that needs to be dropped off? A kid’s soccer game to attend? Grocery shopping that needs to be done? Review all your chores for the week, assign each an approximate amount of completion time, and fit them into your weekly schedule. By planning ahead, you can save yourself countless hours that can be better spent with the people you love. If you plan out your week and are still pressed for time, consider outsourcing some of your chores to professionals – for instance, Urbery will deliver your groceries right to your front door on-demand and Simply Laundry will pick up and drop off dry cleaning and laundry for you; imagine what you could do with the time you save eliminating those two chores alone!
Set personal interest goals, stick to them
We’re all used to setting goals for our career, but what about our personal life? Take a moment to think about what relationships are truly the most important to you and set goals to foster and enhance those relationships. This could be arranging a date night once a week with your significant other (a homemade dinner in is especially romantic and easy when you get Urbery to deliver all the ingredients you need plus a bottle of wine right to your door!), taking time to call your parents once a month, or attending an event with your brother or sister. Whatever it is, just make sure you stick as diligently to your personal goals as you would your career goals.
Even with a busy schedule, you can absolutely start making the most of life by following these simple rules. Always prioritize those most important to you and when things get hectic, outsource life’s annoying must-do chores to professionals such as Urbery, freeing up more of your valuable time to truly enjoy life.