WAYS YOU CAN ADD ANOTHER HOUR OR TWO OF PRODUCTIVE TIME EACH DAY
Time is the #1 resource we all want more of. Who can’t use a few extra hours to spend with family, grow a business, relax, and recharge? But HOW do you gain more time in your day?
Unfortunately we can’t manufacture time. We all have the same 24 hours a day. However, improved productivity comes from being more efficient and more effective with the time we do have. There are ways to manage time well and gain productive hours a day from the same amount of time spent.
SPECIFIC WAYS TO HAVE A PRODUCTIVE 24 HOURS
Use a To-Do List
You’ve probably heard this so many times that you’re numb to it. You know why you hear it so often? Because it is so effective!
You don’t write a book without an outline. You don’t build a home without a blueprint. So why would you start your day without a to-do list?
To-do lists give you a sense of direction. A clear outline for your day will exponentially increase your efficiency.
Leverage You Waiting Time
I hate waiting in line. I will avoid it like the plague. But there are times in our day when it is unavoidable. These are times when we sit idle waiting like:
– at the doctor’s office
– in line at a retail store
– at the bank.
Instead of checking your feed for the hundredth time, look over your to-do list and use that waiting time productively. Is there anything you could be working on?
Wake Up Earlier
This is a no brainer. After all, if you are sleeping you aren’t doing anything. Don’t get me wrong, I think sleep if very important for your health. You just might manage your time for sleeping more effectively. Waking up earlier is the absolute best way to gain more hours in your day.
I’ve been waking up at 5:30 am for a couple of years now. I notice that by the time the day starts for everyone else I’ve already checked off many tasks on my to-do list.
Start With A Specific Ritual
Part of making every day as productive as possible means you have to have energy, focus, and motivation. Find a morning ritual you can do every day that gets your day off to the best start possible.
Try these simple steps for the next 30 days. I guarantee you will see a big increase in your personal productivity and still have more time for family, recreation, and recharging!