Time is money, as they say. The more time you spend doing mundane and boring things, the less time you have to spend with people you like and doing things that you enjoy. Let’s not beat around the bush—we all waste time doing silly things and we often say to ourselves things like “I wish there were more hours in a day” or something wishful.
Unless we suddenly started ageing slower or our planet drifted away from the sun (an entirely different concern in its own right) then we’re going to have to make do with what we have. Perhaps the best way to be more efficient and make the most of your life is to cut down on time-wasting activities. This doesn’t mean cutting out video games or not procrastinating—far from it. In fact, having fun and enjoying your life to its fullest varies from person to person. Some people might not enjoy sitting at home watching a film, and others love it and see it as time well spent. Whatever your preferences are, here are three time-saving tips to help you get the most out of your life.
We want it and we want it now! That’s the kind of mentality we have when it comes to things like online deliveries and videos. Subscription services can handle everything streaming videos and free delivery on Amazon to sock subscription services that will deliver quality to your door every week or month. These sound silly but think of the amount of time you’ll save have socks delivered to your door on a regular basis instead of having to go out shopping to buy a pair.
Think of the amount of time you’ll also save by having on-demand video so that you don’t have to wait for a show to air on TV or wait for a DVD copy to arrive from Amazon. And speaking of Amazon, who doesn’t love Amazon Prime’s free next-day delivery? Get your items faster, stop waiting around, and save time!
As mentioned before, time is money. Using your time to research something like how to do a DIY home improvement or managing your taxes could be better spent doing things you actually enjoy (unless you like doing your taxes and working out your own DIY projects). Consider how much time you’re going to spend learning something or doing your taxes then compare it to how much money you need to spend to hire someone to do it for you. Chances are, it’s not going to cost you much money to hire an advisor to help you out.
You don’t need to have a schedule or something similar to keep track of what you’re doing, but it does help to keep your eyes on the goal and to make sure you get everything done. Instead of planning out your whole day, plan out the necessary things. There are many organiser apps you can download for your phone to help keep you on schedule. They’re easy to use and are surprisingly good at saving you time in the day. If you focus on knocking out all of the essential tasks you have each day, then you have the rest of the day free and you can do whatever you enjoy.