How You Can Stop Wasting Time This Year
We can all find ourselves wasting a lot of time without meaning to. The problem is, you often don’t realize that you’ve wasted time until after that time has gone. You get to the end of the day, week, month or even year and think “I wish I had done more with my time.” If you think you need to stop wasting time and be more productive, you need to create a plan to help you reach your goal. There are lots of reasons you can end up procrastinating or spending time on tasks that don’t get you anywhere. Try some of these tips to change your habits.
Take Control of Your Phone
For many people, their phone has become their biggest distraction. If they’re not using it to play a game or watch a video, they’re answering calls and messages from various people. If you find that you’re unable to put down your phone, you need to take control of it and stop it from taking up all your time. Filtering calls is one easy step to take; you can set up caller ID to let you know who’s calling. If you miss a call, Family Orbit offers advice on how to check the caller. You can read the full post here to find out what their app can do. Another good idea is to remove unproductive apps from your phone so you don’t waste time with them.
Automate Your Finances
Do you spend a lot of time paying your bills and taking care of other financial tasks? These tasks can take up a lot of your time when they probably don’t need to. You can use technology and automation to your advantage so that you don’t have to manually complete these things every month. Set up your bills so that they are paid automatically and you will no longer have to remember to pay them yourself.
Create a Schedule
Having a schedule is a good way for anyone to take control of their time. When you find that you waste a lot of time, it’s often because you don’t have a set schedule or any concrete deadlines that you have to meet. So you just put things off until the last possible minute, procrastinating in the meantime. It’s easy to make a schedule for yourself, whether it’s a loose plan for what to do with your day or a minute-by-minute plan that outlines everything that you want to do.
One reason you might feel like you’re wasting time is that you haven’t defined what you want to do. How do you want to use your time? By setting goals, you can keep track of how well you’re making use of your time and feel that you’re achieving something. Once you have set big goals, you can break them down into smaller objectives that you want to complete and even set deadlines too.
Don’t wait until the end of the year to regret how you used your time. Start making good use of your time now and achieve more.