Stop wasting your time as time is a very precious resource-it was a common advice I heard from everyone during my school life. At present I can realize how I have lost those days with so many time wasters. Time wasters are the activities by us throughout the day which actually have not give us any benefit. You have only 24 hours in hand daily, so to free up your schedule and become more productive you have to find your daily time wasters and take immediate action to deal with them.
“Regret for wasted time is more wasted time”
Here are some common facts which may be time wasters for you:
Doing tasks without knowing the priority can big time wasters for you.
Want to be perfect:
To make everything perfect rather striving towards progress you lost every minutes of your life.
Not doing what you need to do and waiting for the last moment is another example of time wasters.
Not saying “No”:
If you can’t say no then you are allowing others to choose how you should spend your own valuable time. Taking everything by yourself will not serve you or the other people around you.
“The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something.”
Making relationship with thousands of online strangers won’t help you rather one real relationship in real world.
Meeting without purpose:
Meeting without agenda, specific reason and proper time frame can be a time wasters.
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Wasting time with your smartphone, on Facebook and Twitter watching too much TV, dependency on apps are actually theft your time rather get things done you know what to do with. If you want the try these 10 Simple Tips for Start Your Day with Happiness
Loosing concentration over your focus by external events may affect on your time management.
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Wake up late in the morning:
Start your day early to take the advantages of one or two-hour more in everyday life.
“Don’t keep your own schedule – that will eat too much of your time keeping your own schedule. And when you are tired, stop. Because if you are too tired, you become not productive, and you are wasting time.”
You must agree with me that time is something that you will never get back. So to utilize 8760 hours of the year efficiently and eliminating time wasters from your daily life. I am trying to brief some techniques here which may be useful for you.
You may know the method to prioritize tasks till I am sharing with you for a gentle refresh. This is really help me out when I overwhelmed in my office job. If you not applied so far , just try it once , it’s very simple and effective one for time management.
Ask yourself “what would happen if..?”
Conduct some mental experiments to see what would happen if you suddenly subtract some amount of time you spend on a routine task. Or if you completely eliminate the task from your daily routine?
Pick up an activity from your daily routine. Now ask yourself what would be happen if you cut half of the time from it. If you spend two hours on Facebook every day, what would be happen if you only check it for one hour? Or if you check it in different time slot for 5 to 10 minutes and logout from it?
This mental experiments will give you a clear idea of segregate your priorities. If you figure out the worst scenario if you cut off less prioritize things, then it will help you to more productive by optimizing your daily activities.
“Take care of the minutes and the hours will take care of themselves.”
Redefine a value on your task:
Make a to do list is good but without define the value against each task is not helpful for you. Because if you don’t assign value, you can’t prioritize. If you can’t prioritize, you are just wasting your time.
The best way to define the value of a task is to ask yourself “what happen if I stop or eliminate?” It is usually obvious to prioritize non routine activities. You may understand that the routine activities become your habits and decision become automatic.
“To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.”
Don’t stop to make decision:
It’s okay to be wrong. If you cut of sometime from surfing online on Facebook and Twitter for one week and realize it had huge impact on your socialization and entertainment, you can always revert to your old habits. But it will help you to see the both sides. Instead of just continue something that you assuming as time waster for you can see the real value on it. After all it is true fact that the Secret of Your Success is What You Think and Believe, You Can Achieve .
If you have decided that a routine task can’t be reduced enjoy it. There is no point resisting a decision you have already made.
Now it’s your turn, if you found this article will help you on time management then don’t forget to write us and share with your friends and family.
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