Do you feel quite often that 24 hours in a day are not enough for everything you need to do? Are you pressed for time on a regular basis? Welcome to my world. I am the kind of person who grabs too much and place on their plate, and that easily goes from being exciting to becoming depressing, when there is never enough time for everything.
Armed with a can-do attitude and a desire to learn new things, I decided to find some tips and tricks for adding more hours to my day. I went through a lot of stuff and, in the end, I found plenty of things that truly work. And now I am going to share the ones I think they are the best with you.
The first way of adding more hours to every day that I put to work and saw it yield results was to take a hard look at my daily schedule and trim all the fat, so to speak. Most people do not realize when the hours of the day fly away because they do not pay attention to what they do. One good look at my daily schedule showed me I was losing 3 to 4 hours a day watching TV, 2 to 4 hours playing online games, and more than half an hour just checking my e-mail!
I did not eliminate everything, but I cut down on them, and now there are even days when I do not turn on the TV. As for the e-mail, checking it 2 or 3 times daily is enough, which only takes about 5 minutes of my time (of course, leaving aside the situations when there are important e-mails I have to send replies for).
The next thing I noticed working quite good was making the most of my time. Did you know there are at least a couple of hours every day during which most people do almost nothing, but they still feel like they are still busy doing something? Take commuting, for instance. If you drive to work, it would not be wise to focus on something else, but if you use mass public transportation, this is the best time to open a book and read a few pages or listen to audio books.
There are all kinds of gaps in one’s schedule. Commercial breaks during your favorite TV show, the times when you need to supervise cooking, but not closely, and many others. If you manage to fill these small breaks with significant activities that have value for you, you will feel more content at the end of the day.
Search for your lost time in your schedule. You will uncover more truths than you imagine, and you will easily manage to create more productive time every day.