If we spend 129 hours working and sleeping, we still have 45 hours free each week. Feeling overwhelmed is from lack of energy, not lack of time, says Jim Woods at Time Management Ninja.
Woods argues that we feel overwhelmed because we lack energy — not necessarily because we lack the time to do things. However, if we fill our time with energy-draining activities — which include watching TV or worrying about things — we will feel overwhelmed and get less done:
You really have time available — the underlying problem is a lack of energy.
How are you refilling your energy levels? Both mental and physical energy must be restored for you to be effective.
You can use your free time to replenish yourself or to drain yourself.
- Spending time online fixating on what others are doing and making yourself jealous, worried or stressed.
- Watching television when you are bored.
- Worrying about things you can't control.
- Interacting with negative people.
- Going for a walk outside.
- Playing with your kids.
- Physical exercise.
- Interacting with positive people.
- Reading an uplifting book.
Do more energy replenishing activities during the day and get a good night's sleep every night. Avoid draining activities. Hit the link below to read more.
The Real Reason You Feel Overwhelmed [Time Management Ninja]