Time is so precious because we always seem never to have enough of it. For some reason, we just can’t seem to manage doing all we need to do in that span of 24 hours. If only we could find more free time in day, think how much we would appreciate the extra minutes. With that said, I’m going to tell you how changing just a few tiny daily habits can help you gain some of those lost extra minutes.
Social media to communicate has advantages, but just as many disadvantages when it how to find more time in your day. Think how many times a day that we constantly check for new emails. As a result, we often write or can text instant responses, which come back a few minutes later with a fresh email that also is waiting for another answer.
To find more free time in your day when checking your email, facebook, etc. is not to check as often while also writing longer responses to the original email the first time you send it out. If the answer needs further clarification, save that task until later in the day–not just every opportunity that you have checking for new emails. This is one surprisingly simple way to find more time in your day.
How we handle errands is another habit that could benefit by making a small change to our routine. Instead of jumping into the car to make one trip to the grocery store, doctors, hair salons, post office etc., I suggest trying to combine at least two such trips in one can help to find more free time in your day–let alone the money that you’ll save on gasoline. To further cut down on time, try to frequent establishments or practices closer to home if possible such as where you get hair cut, buy prescriptions, shop for food within a few three or four miles radius. You might be surprised how much you can get done by making a route of those needed destinations by squeezing more stops at one time instead of wasting more time and days doing it one by one.
One of the biggest wastes of time is answering your phone anymore with all the annoying robocalls. Although you may register on the “no-call” list, blocking robocalls seems useless. Therefore, my suggestion is not to answer you phone, but let it go to an answering machine or voice mail. Callers with messages that are important will leave a message. Handling this frustrating phone problem in this way will allow you to keep working instead of wasting your energy and breathe trying to get rid of some sales pitch from a noisy boiler room, a crooked scheme to scam your money or recorded message.
Precious minutes from our day can be stolen by our indecision about what to wear to work every day. I prefer to lay my clothes out the night before to save time the next morning. Yet, my way may not appeal to you. If so, I have another suggestion about solving a morning dressing problem. Hang a few outfits of formal business attire that you’re comfortable wearing to work in part of the closet, then two or three casual outfits and few dressier choices. Arranging your closet this way can help you find more time in your day hunting for something suitable in case you woke up late, forgot to launder or dry clean the right outfit or just couldn’t make up your mind.
Hunting for items that you normally carry with you every day is a huge waste of time. For instance, you may have a habit of dropping your keys just anywhere or cell phone once you step inside your home while you take packages out of your car, take off your sunglasses or get your briefcase, perhaps. I don’t know about you, but I can forget where I lay things. Therefore, I have a designated spot for this purpose and use a decorative flat bowl near my front entrance so I can’t miss it before leaving the house.
We don’t realize the extent of how much free time we actually waste in our average day. However, these tips can help you how to find more time in your day. You also might want to read my earlier post with more time saving ideas that can help.