Get The Most Out Of Your Time

Below are some do’s & don’t’s  when it comes to getting the most out of your time effectively 🙂

I hope the below helps you – let me know what you do to de-stress & relax 🙂

Before Work:

  • DO:
    • Energise by sitting in the shower for a few mins
    • Reduce your stress hormones ahead of work by smelling coffee
    • Enjoy a home made bevergae (coffee,tea or hot chocolate) after your breakfast – this will perk you up & save money at the pricey coffee shops)
  • DONT
    • Hit the snooze button on your alarm
    • Force your sleepy self to make decisions – sort out everything the night before
    • Wake up in the dark, leave your curtains half open
    • Leave the house without drinking something (whether that’s be a coffee, tea, hot chocolate, water or even juice)

On Your Lunch Break

  • DO:
    • Get into the sun to uplift your spirits
    • Spend a few mins looking out the window
    • reduce stress by de-cluttering your desk
    • Drip cold water onto your wrists to help cool + calm you
    • Drink some herbal tea, chamomile aids relaxation
  • DON’T:
    • Pay to entertain yourself – many towns + cities have free lunch time performances
    • Buy your lunch, bring it from home
    • Waste your time, do something productive on your break
    • Stay still – go for a walk instead
    • Eat fast food – the high fat + salt content can affect stress levels
    • Do the same thing – every lunch break, find new places to eat or walk.

After Work

  • DO:
    • Clear your mind with 5 mins of alone time
    • Listen to classical music before bed
    • Take your mind off your work by doing some colouring in
    • Telephone someone close to you
    • have a bite of chocolate – proven to de-stress
    • Pamper yourself
  • DON’T:
    • Waste your commute home, clear your mind with a book or even get off the train/bus a stop early + walk.
    • Be drawn to continue dealing with work issues after the working day is done
    • Leave the office without typing up loose ends
    • Forget to eat a proper dinner, even basics in your cupboard can be used to make something nutritious and soul-warming
    • End the day on a negative note, try to do or think of something positive.


  • DO:
    • Meditate twice a day, even if only for a few minutes
    • breathing exercises – use your fingers to cover your nostrils and breathe in through on and out through the other.
    • Something that will make you laugh
    • Leave your work at the office
    • Get out of the house, take a walk, get outdoors.
  • DON’T:
    • Spend your weekend on your phone or computer
    • Overeat – you will regret this when Monday rolls around
    • Succumb to the pre-work ‘Sunday blues’
    • Sleep in too late
    • Do too much house work


  • DO:
    • Imagine our holiday first, enjoy the planning
    • Keep up with daily routines
    • Ditch the electronics
    • Nothing – just being away from the normal environment can be enough to help you relax
    • Enjoy the odd siestas
  • DON’T:
    • Plan too much, leave some time to do nothing, relaxing + soaking in the atmosphere
    • Plan anything your first day, take it as it comes.
    • Be too rigid in your plans
    • Go armed with too many expectations
    • Wait until you arrive to book your accommodation.

Wherever you are in the world, have a lovey day ❤

A, x (1)

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Hello, my name is Anita, I am a 23 year old Croatian girl who loves reading self development books & following others blogs. Having said that, I have decided to create a site that consist of sharing my hobbies daily blogs, daily affirmations, healthy recipes, DIY projects, places I travel to etc. Discovering Your Happiness has a goal of sharing my happiness with you to help you discover your happiness also.

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