Work will generally take up almost all of your energy such that you will not be able do anything else after a hard day’s work. Your mind is always working double time. At the end of the day, you can just rest in your chair and practically sleep there because of stress and fatigue. That setting is all too familiar to everyone. The setting is OK for some since they are earning more than enough.
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However, our earnings are usually not enough because of our needs and wants. Because we are exhausted all day, we really cannot do much after that. During weekends, all we can do is rest because we are just too tired to do anything else.
You might have reached your plateau and the trouble is; you still want more. On the other hand, your body cannot do anything else since your body is too tired.
If you want more, you have to improve on your skills and learn new things. You may say, it is impossible since you do not have the time to do that. Actually, that is not impossible – it is only a bit difficult. There are so many things you can do even though you are really hectic.
Proper Time Management
The reason people are not able to work on other things is the lack of time management. Time management is important to anyone, and in your case, it is extremely important. You only work eight hours a day and you still have 16 hours left. Granted that you sleep eight hours a day, you still have eight hours to do anything else.
Your meals (three times a day) should have half an hour each which means you have six and a half hours left in your day. Six and half hours should be more than enough to squeeze some self study. The key to proper time management is by planning and sticking to it. You have 24 hours and there are so many things you can do in that time frame.
But that does not mean that you have to devout the rest of your day to studying. Remember that you could come home really exhausted from work. Aside from eight hours of sleep, you would probably need an hour or two to just sit in front of your TV and rest. You just have to take it slow in learning new things.
You can spend at least 30 minutes a day to study another skill or you could accumulate those hours and have the time to study. It could take years before you could actually learn, but the advantage of this is that you will have time to practice what you have learned. You could sign up for a graduate degree or learn additional skills through non-formal education.
Learning a thing or two while having a very busy life is still possible. You just need to have proper time management and take it slow. Time and patience will give you the additional skills that you need to be successful in your career. Being busy is never a problem but only a challenge.