We all have busy lives, and unfortunately, there are only 24 hours in a day to do everything we ought to do!
In this post, I will give you tips on how to make the best of your time with actionable advice and downloadable resources to put things in motion.
Get more clarity on your schedule and free your mind to help you focus your efforts on the goals you set for yourself.
Track your time.
Tracking your time will help you gain more insight into your goals and activities.
Do you spend your time doing things that make you move forward? Or do you waste time doing mindless tasks and activities?…not that it doesn’t have its place in your daily schedule, but you should really include those downtimes as rewards and breaks during the day.
Keeping track of your time can help you in many ways!
There are plenty of tools out there to help you keep track of your time, Using the Progipad templates you can really make sense of the time you spend doing each daily activities.
Using a simple time table, you can retrace what you do in a day and see where you spend the most energy on and if it matches your goals and expectations.
Here are a few questions while looking over your time log:
Amp up your downtime
Having some time for yourself can be an opportunity for you to take things to the next level and grow as an individual.
Having free time is all about rich experiences and creating new memories!
Start a new hobby!
Downtime can be fun and adventurous! Take this time to be more creative and really give in to your hidden passion!
Make a list of all the things you always wanted to try and jot down all the information that you need to get started…that could also be an excellent opportunity to meet new people and make new friends along the way!
It is time for a spring clean!
If you are like most people, your inbox looks like a war zone, and you haven’t taken the time to really put it all in order!
What about your paperwork? Did you learn how to go digital and go entirely paperless for more freedom in your life?
Is there anyone around you that needs new clothes? You probably have a wardrobe full of items you do not want to wear anymore…we all do!
Have you heard about the Konmari checklist?
If you are serious about purging your environment, then this Konmari inspired list can be a real asset. It covers almost all area of your life, and you can tick items as you purge!
Of course, you might have to adapt this list to your needs and create labels and subcategories.
Download the PDF list now
Revamp your budget!
You probably spend more money than you think!
In this day and age, everything is about subscriptions and keeping track of our expenses can be challenging!
A great way to calculate your budget is to always have an eye on your cumulated total, you can download this excel table available for you to download below or in the vault section of the menu bar.
Download the excel and numbers table now
Set all your appointments
If you are like me, you might forget to plan or even postpone yearly appointments or checkups, so take this time to organise them and add them to your schedule.
- Dentist appointment
- Yearly checkup to the doctor
- Glasses and eye doctor
- Dermatologist (check out those moles and potential irritations)
- Gynaecologist… enough said
- Radiologist (get a mammogram…it is so essential!)
Take a course!
Downtime is the perfect time to get educated! There are plenty of platforms with affordable courses. With sites like Coursera, Udemy, and Skillshare learning online is easy and you can learn on your own pace. It is not always FREE but sometimes really worth the investments.
If you prefer to learn face to face find a local course near you and make new friends with similar interests!
Start a blog!
If you have something to say to the world, why not start a blog?
It is such a fun activity and who knows you might gather enough followers to become an influencer!
Or simply share your posts in Facebook groups or Instagram..it will attract followers to your content, and you will connect to like-minded people it can really enrich your life and get you connected to professionals in your niche. You have a voice, why not share your talents with the world!
Finish what is almost done
There are always tasks that we do not like to do!
Tasks that we always postponed. Take a few hours to finish all those pesky tasks in one go.
It will Unclutter your mind and free your time to do what you like. How satisfying is it to strike finished tasks from your tasks list!
To save time, you need to organise it!
Make sure to create a daily schedule for yourself. My recommendation is to write for 10 to 20 min about anything and everything…it will force you to think and maybe trigger new ideas. Then empty your head of all the things you have to tackle.
Organise the information you gather in categories:
Add those into a schedule. You can organise projects for several weeks, developing new ideas is an entirely separate process, but to-dos can be prioritised.
Ask yourself those questions:
Make sure to then add priorities to your tasks as well as urgency. You can use colour coding for that.
The most important and urgent tasks should be listed and visible at first glance in your digital notebook or any other task list you are using!
Make a to-do list with all other relevant tasks and tackle them one by one.
Even better includes them in a time blocking time table! Don’t forget to include downtime to your timetable so that you do not get overwhelmed!
Do you have tips to save more time?
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