Time. If only you had more of it, you could get around to all those things you promised you’d do…well, if only you had more time. Exercise, make nutritious meals, floss—and just get a taste of pressure-free living.
The truth is, you probably have more time than you think. To find out, write down everything you do in a typical day, from preparing coffee, to opening mail, to (and here’s a big one) watching TV. Make note of how you feel, too: irritated, energetic, happy. Repeat the process on a weekend day, too. Then analyze your notes, looking for patterns. Are you devoting high-energy time to low-energy activities? Is the phone a distraction?
Now that you have a better idea about where your time goes, what might you do differently? Here are some tips: