Time is one thing you only have so much of. So how do you make more of it?
The trick to getting more time is not creating more of it. Obviously, we all know that isn’t possible.What you can do though is make better use of the time you already have. We all have 24 hours in a day and 168 hours in one week. While it may sound like a lot, we can easily let those hours slip by without getting much done at all.
If you feel like you need more time in your day to get every done, take a look at how you can be more efficient with the time you have. Here are 5 ways you can do more with you time:
This may seem counterproductive since exercising takes up more time. However, most will agree that regular exercise makes you feel more energized. It’s vital that you keep your body in good health. If your goal is to get as much done in a day as possible, you need to make sure your body can keep up, not only your mind. Make it a priority to set aside 30 minutes a day, five days a week to get a workout in – anything as simple as a quick jog will make a difference.
Schedule your day.
Most people waste time by sitting around trying to figure out what to do. This can easily be avoided if you take a few minutes to plan out your day in the morning. Create a to-do list for yourself of things you absolutely must do and how much time you have to do each one. Having a schedule will help keep you organized and on track.
Run errands during lunch.
First off, make sure you make time to take a lunch break break every day – skipping meals to do work is not healthy and can actually be counterproductive. Secondly, if you have some time left over before you have to head back to work, it can be a great time to get some errands done. Instead of sitting around waiting to pass the time, run to the bank or the pharmacy. This will save you some time on weekends.
Make the most out of your commute.
For some people, their daily commute can take 3 hours out of their day. With only 24 hours a day, that’s a huge chunk of time. Instead of letting that time go to waste, make the most out of it. If you ride the train or bus, read a book, check your email, or catch up on world news. Even if you drive to work, you too can do something productive. Listen to the news radio or a podcast.
Wake up earlier.
The early bird gets the worm. Waking up just 15 to 30 minutes earlier can make a whole world of a difference in your day. When you’re up before the rest of the world (or you family) is, you’ll be surprised by how much more you can get done.