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Many people think they work more hours than they actually do, leading to a mistaken belief that they are busier than they really are, something called the busyness delusion.
Believing that you are short on time has certain negative effects, like making hasty choices, and feeling overwhelmed, resulting in increased stress and anxiety.
You can increase the time perception by:
People having a high perception of time have a ‘cockpit’ view of their time schedule and are able to set aside more time for leisure, and to be able to contemplate and reflect.
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Anxiety activates the body’s fight or flight response, which sets off a number of uncomfortable reactions from sweating to tunnel vision.
Calming yourself with grounding techniques (ways to stay in the present moment) can get you back in control. A few examples: meditation, stretching, calling a friend, or going for a walk.
While you can’t control most of your environment, make it a point to change what you can.
Get enough sleep, avoid too much caffeine, work by a window with natural light, and control noise in your workspace with headphones.