No matter where you are or who you are; everyone gets to spend 24 hours each day, without the opportunity to safe time for later.
So what to do when there ‘seems’ to be not enough time to get to all the things you wish you could do?
Here is a list of ‘Time Waster’s which you may want to consider avoiding, eliminating or decreasing:
- TV; depending on how you enjoy spending your free time, you may be watching random shows by zapping or surfing from channel to channel. Why not plan what you ‘really’ want to see in advance, watch it or record it for later?
- Video Games; hours can pass by without you noticing it. Why not schedule a fixed time?
- Social Media; you read, watch and get entertained for hours on end or check status updates every other minute. Why not make it a habit to only check 2 to 3 times per day, morning and evening for instance (unless it is your job of cause).
- Neighbourhood Gossip; chatting about the newest toys or disasters of your next door neighbour or about what a celebrity has done or should be doing won’t get you anywhere.
- Checking Emails; the emails are flooding in all day, most are unsolicited offers to buy or do something and some are important, while few are urgent. Why not try to schedule fixed times to check and answer emails, instead of disrupting your day ever so often (unless necessary).
Another way of increasing your time is to go to sleep at a regular time, to then being able to get up an hour or two earlier in the morning.
According to a study conducted by biologist Christoph Randler (2010) people who start their day early on a regular basis experience an increased productivity, as he states “A higher percentage of the morning people agreed with statements that indicate proactivity, such as “I spend time identifying long-range goals for myself” and “I feel in charge of making things happen.”
So why not give it a try?
All the Best & Speak to you tomorrow,