6 Ways to Ease Your Life

Deliv was created to ease the stress of the standard delivery process, but how else can you ease the stress in your day to day life?

Here are 6 of our favorite ways to do just that!

Automate What You Can

It may seem like you’ve got a million things to do everyday––and for many of us, we do. If This Then That, a mobile tool often abbreviated to IFTTT, can help automate a few of your daily tasks. By letting you create ‘recipes’ based on different factors, the app can do everything from text you if it’s going to rain, to populate your Google calendar with current film releases.

IFTTT provides all sorts of integrations, letting you cook up recipes based on stock market prices, twitter notifications, and emails. It’s worth checking out all the amazing things it can do.

Declutter

Do you ever feel like you lack headspace? Decluttering other aspects of your life can help ease the anxiety you may be feeling. A study done by UCLA’s Center on Everyday Lives and Families (CELF) found that cortisol levels, a hormone related to stress, were linked with the density of household items.

While the study focuses on homes, it’s easy to understand how this can extend into other parts of your life. Organizing your desk, car, or even email inbox can help you be more productive in the other aspects of your life.

Write it down

Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group and possibly the largest proponent of note taking once said, “If you don’t write your ideas down, they could leave your head before you even leave the room.” As many of us can relate, Branson is always juggling different tasks and decisions. He’s famous for always jotting down notes, ensuring that he remembers the most important tasks. Branson further preaches going back through the notes, turning your written thoughts into actionable goals.

Pomodoro Technique

Managing time effectively is an art form that can be consistently improved. Developed with the idea that frequent breaks can improve mental agility, the Pomodoro Technique focuses on short bursts of productivity. The process is simple:

  1. Decide on a task to be done.
  2. Set a timer to 25 minutes
  3. Work on the task until the timer rings. If a distraction pops into your head, write it down, but immediately get back on task.
  4. After the timer rings, take a short break (3–5 minutes), then go to step 1.
  5. After completing four tasks, take a longer break (15–30 minutes), then return to start 1.

Say No

Overextending yourself can be one of the best ways to squander your productivity. Saying no can help you do everything else more efficiently, providing that little bit ease you’ve been yearning for. If you’re having trouble deciding whether to say no, consider these questions: Do you really want to do it? What else would you be doing with your time? Is there an alternative you would prefer?

Outsourced Delivery

Rather than spending your valuable time moving items around town, outsource your transportation needs to Deliv! Our convenient delivery process makes dropping paperwork at the office or taking a package across town easier than ever, allowing you to focus on what’s most important to you. After filling out a quick online form, a Deliv driver will pick up and drop off your items within hours––talk about ease!

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