Wouldn’t it be great if we would create more time? Unfortunately, time isn’t something we can create more of. However, you can create the feeling of having more time just by optimizing what you are doing with the time you already have. We all have the same amount of hours in one week. However, some people get more done than others simply by spending their time more efficiently.
Here are 5 ways you can create more time for yourself:
1) Get organized in every aspect.
You can try every trick in the book to maximize your time. But you won’t get anywhere if you don’t get organized in every way possible. We waste a lot of time on frivolous things, such as searching for our keys or a file in the huge stack on our desk. Disorganization not only wastes time but also creates frustration. Try to organize your life as much as possible so that it’s smooth sailing from here.
2) Focus on one thing at a time.
Multitasking works wonders for some people. But not everyone. If you’re not a multitasking pro, forget it. Don’t try to do multiple things at once. You won’t do anything well and you’ll end up wasting more time. Instead, focus your attention and effort on one thing at a time. You’ll be able to devote all your time and energy to one task. Once you’re done, move on to the next.
3) Avoid distractions & interruptions.
Distractions and interruptions are an inevitable part of life. But if you can avoid them, you’ll save yourself a lot of time. Some distractions are self-made, like spending time on social media or keeping the TV on. It takes self-control to avoid these distractions so always remind yourself that your end goal is to maximum productivity. Other distractions are external, which makes them much harder to control. But try your to best to avoid them. Ignore your phone and email for a certain period of time so that you can focus all your attention on the task at hand.
4) Know when you work best.
Some people work best in the morning. Others are night owls. Understand what time of the day you are the most productive. If you’re a morning person, make it a habit to start tackling your to-do list during the mornings. If you’re a night owl, leave the biggest and most important task for the nighttime.
5) Be consistent.
By following these tips, you’ll be able to save a few minutes here and there. But to really maximize your efforts, you have to be consistent. Otherwise, you’ll create a vicious cycle. For instance, if you clean up your inbox today but let it get out of control during the week, you’ll inevitably have to waste more time cleaning it up again. However, if you consistently organize your emails during the week, you’ll avoid another messy inbox.
Now that you’ve heard these tips, how do you create more time for yourself?