It's well known that people in big cities live a hectic life. While they are
busy at work on weekdays, they are also occupied on the weekends or on their
holidays spending money to have fun. Many people feel they are caught up with
tight schedules. But things can be different. With a few helpful tips, you can
enjoy an easy life in a busy city.
|When you are at
1. Write a list of what you need to finish each day and specify the amount of
time allocated to each task. Follow the list, you will save time that might be
wasted on choosing between tasks, and it will also urge you to maintain high
efficiency. Use the time saved to take a rest when you finish each item, by
drinking a cup of coffee, browsing some magazines, or just taking a break from
your desk and computer by standing up, stretching your body and looking out of
2. Find your own working style and don't care too much about other people's
comments. If you want to listen to some music while working, then put on some
headphones so you won't don't bother your colleagues. If you need a quiet
working environment but one of your colleagues just can't stop talking, then go
out to a coffee shop, finish your work and then come back. The most important
thing is to finish your tasks on time, which earns you salary.
3. Mind your own business. Avoid passing short messages, emails, or gossiping
about a colleague behind his or her back. Rumors can distract you from work, so
try to avoid them and concentrate on your task at hand.
4 Learn to say "no." It's nice to help a colleague when he asks you for help,
but it gets tiring after he asks you to help solve his problems every time. . So
learn to say "no" the third time when you have helped him twice.
5 Turn down unnecessary appointments. Networking is important for work as
well as life, yet you don't need to attend every event. Learn to say "Sorry, I
already have an appointment tonight," or "Sorry, I'm busy, would you mind next
time?" Reserve some time to yourself, even just for daydreaming.
|When you are off
1. Set aside the "Turn Off" time. Treat yourself with a period of time when
all your communication tools like mobiles, telephones, and Internet are turned
off. Spend this time with a book and a cup of tea. Rest your mind as well as
2. Go home for dinner. Say bye-bye to get-together meals, KTVs or bars. Go
home tonight and have dinner. Comfort your stomach with some delicious homemade
dishes and spend more time with your family watching TV or DVDs. Sometimes it's
not that bad to be a couch potato.
3. Streamline the weekend schedule. On the weekends, some people try to pack
their weekends with various exercise classes, from yoga to spinning. The result
is a worn out body that you drag to work on Monday. How about actually having a
relaxing time off? Have a good sleep, get up whenever you like, and then if you
still have time, go to a beauty salon or spa. This is real relaxation.
4 Reward yourself with regular get-aways. Get away from city life like
computers, mobile phones, buses, and cars. Go to the countryside with waters and
trees where you can spend a whole afternoon soaking in the
Edited by Alice Yang