Time, it’s the one thing we can’t purchase and it is the one thing we can’t get back. Once the day is gone, it’s gone. We all have the same 168 hours in a week, the same 8,760 hours in a year but what we do with those hours is up to us. How we use our hours and what we use them for is subject to each individual and their choices. We all have different goals, ambitions and life circumstances but the truth is, some of us simply just use our hours better than others.
Organising your time can be as simple as putting a few routines in place to ensure that tasks or events you have coming up are ready the day before. Is your to-do list with you at all times? Read our 5 simple habits to help you achieve your life goals here. Having a constant working and well used to-do list is the first task that any busy person needs to master.
Do you travel a lot? Having a list of your basics that you want to take with you every trip is a fantastic way to make sure you don’t waste time thinking about what to pack. There’s nothing worse than landing at your destination, realising you forgot something and having to waste a few hours trekking around to replace it. Read our tips on the perfect travel itinerary here.
If you have the ability to control your calendar a great tip for an organised day is to ‘chunk’ your time. If you know you are going to be on the road a lot organise your day geographically.
Chucking is important for so many reasons, you can chunk your meetings, your tasks and your time. Let’s say you are going to work on a particular project for 90 mins. Turn your phone on silent mode, and your email and social media notifications off. I’m sure you all know this, but have you actually tried it? It may take a few extra minutes to go into your phone and do this but think about the time you waste just looking at your phone to see if that notification needs tending to. Just a glance is a break in concentration. Your brain needs to then make a decision on what to do with that notification and even if you don’t act on it you still need to refocus your attention on the task that was previously at hand.
Have you ever actually implemented either of these? Try and it and let us know what you think. In our experience the end result is projects getting finished in a timely manner, with less mistakes due to no distractions and the end result is you will have more time at the end of the day to use however you see fit. If the thought of chunking your day is too much for you, get in contact and we can assist with the small task of calendar management. We are also managing some of our clients emails which is proving to be a game changer. Not sure if this will work for you? Get in touch and we would be happy to set you up with a trial.
Remember, we all have the same 168 hours in a week. Once they’re gone you can’t get them back so how are you using your 168 hours?