Happy Thursday! This week I wanted to share some ways to save time. Even though, currently, most of us work from home, the irony is, we have less time. Here are a few tips that I have found useful.
Check your personal email once a day. Check them only in the morning as you eat your breakfast. They will be there again, in the morning.
Make your bed.
Use a calendar, have a schedule. Load it onto your phone or laptop.
Be sure to schedule your work, each activity and all tasks you want to complete. Even the dog walks, naps and children pickups from school. Once completed, delete them from the calendar. This way you can check the calendar as you go. Once the day is empty, it is time to play. How about some Netflix or make that fort with the kids?
Find your balance with work, appointments, activities and tasks. Personally, I schedule doctor appointments in the afternoons and due to work, no other things for that day. Sometimes it takes most of the day to complete, just two things.
Only complete what is scheduled and for only the allotted time you have scheduled it for. There will be more time tomorrow. Things can be moved, but don’t be lazy.
Complete the tasks that benefit you most first, then do the second most beneficial and so on. You will soon find out, what things really deserve your time.
Time is valuable and it must be treated as such. Tell others to honor your schedule. Teach them. Things come up, but your time is scheduled. Keep a boundary; expect others to honor your schedule. I have found, I have one day that time is on my side, and then the next, it’s not. On these days, I let go and laugh. I know tomorrow will be a time saver day once more. What time saving tips have you found useful?