Unsurprisingly, this period of working from home—and doing just about everything else from home too—has forced many of us to reevaluate our daily routines. How are we using our time? Are we using it for projects we care about, or are the days just slipping away from us?
Feeling overwhelmed by our schedules (or lack thereof) is understandable. Many of us are juggling extra parenting and caregiving responsibilities, and/or feeling burnt out by months of stress and isolation.
One way to prevent yourself from spiraling into stress, anxiety, and other happiness-depleting emotions is to think proactively about how you’re managing your time. Creating more boundaries and making an effort to plan out your schedule can help you feel more in control. When you’re just reacting to problems at work or home as they arise, you have less time for the things that make you feel energized.