We are always in a hurry but never reach on time. Life runs very fast. We all are big fans of procrastination. Yes, you know who you are. But if you really want to become something in life and achieve your goals then you have to understand the value of time in your life. We do our work with laziness in our mind and don’t bother much about thinking some ways to save time. We can manage our time very wisely if we tend to think about doing the tasks smartly and wisely. You can always save your precious time by applying some of these life hacks into your daily lives.
Life Hacks To Save Time
Sleep Food Exercise – To save time, a person has to be active mentally as well as physically. The required amount of sleep, food and exercise is a must to keep yourselves fit and energetic throughout the day, thus you will procrastinate less if you will feel energetic from inside. If a person won’t get 6-7 hours of sleep then he/she will feel lazy throughout the day and will also find themselves yawning every now and then. The right kind of food and the required intake of nutrients is a must in order to stay active.
The 2-minute rule – People around the world are using this life hack to save time in their daily tasks. So how does this work? We people tend to delay tasks because of various reasons (mostly silly). To apply the 2-minute rule, you think about your tasks which require less than 2 minutes and complete them right away. Eventually, you will realize that 80% of your daily tasks can be done within 2 minutes. With this habit, you can help optimize time management of your day to day routine. This one is a must try for everyone.
Prepare the lunch a night before – Cooking and preparing your lunch meal for work is one of the most time-consuming tasks in the morning. Normal time required for preparing lunch can take up to 20-30 minutes in the morning. But you can always prepare the food a night before and keep it in the refrigerator which will keep it fresh, then if you wish to heat up the food at work you can, before eating it. The food prepared in the morning or at night doesn’t have much difference in the afternoon as far as the taste is concerned.
Phone calls while commuting – No, we are not encouraging you to talk on the phone while driving but these days even that is considered safe with the introduction of hands-free and BlueTooth connection in cars. We tend to waste a lot of our time while taking phone calls. Take only urgent calls while you’re at work otherwise keep it on silent mode. Return back the calls or make the calls you want to, while you are commuting between your work and home. This way, you will be able to talk without wasting the time dedicated to other tasks and this is also one of the best time management hacks we can apply.
Organize clothes on Sunday – Of course, no one likes to work on Sundays but if you can take out 15-20 minutes to organize your clothes for your week then you can save daily struggle and dilemma of 10 minutes, which tends to increase when you don’t get your matching clothes. You can keep your clothes in the wardrobe in an organized way according to the days of the week and repeat the process again on next Sunday. Many people use this life hack to save time in the morning.
Time group for checking emails or other stuff – You will never realize how much time is wasted once we pick up our smartphone and start checking everything – emails, facebook, twitter, Instagram etc. Remember the time when you were so deeply involved in a task which you were meant to complete on time but suddenly a facebook message caught your eye and how started scrolling down your daily feeds and half an hour past by. It happens with every one of us. But deleting these apps and maintaining distance from them is not a solution. What you can do is you can dedicate 10-12 minutes time slot in-between your work when you can check your phone for the emails or go through your favorite social media but you should lock the phone and keep it aside after 10-12 minutes. Trust me, your smartphones have the tendency of wasting a lot of your precious time while we are completing our tasks.
Morning freshness – This is related to the point number 1 that we have mentioned above. Exercise is an important part of life. Everyone should choose the kind of exercise that suits them and helps them keep fit. But you must’ve heard from experts that we should do our exercises in the morning. There is a lot of difference between exercising in the morning and in the evening. If you exercise in the morning then you will be energetic throughout the day and the morning freshness will keep your mind positive every time. Also, exercising in the morning will make our habit to wake up early and then we can also save our evening time slot for other activities. Exercise in the morning includes workouts, yoga, jogging, cycling, swimming, etc. Any kind of exercise will help you become more energetic.
Plan your day a night before – Most of the successful people around the world possess this habit. You can manage your work for the next day, a night before. This task will take hardly 10 minutes. You can prioritize your most important tasks and complete them first then move on to the smaller or less important tasks.
Write it down – If you’re a genius and you think writing down is for those who forget, you are wrong. Always write down your tasks while you are planning them and slotting them. You can also note them in your phone apps or you can tell your AI to make a note of it.
Procrastinate – Well, your brain needs rest as well. You can try keeping a time slot for doing something which you do while you procrastinate. Watch an episode of your favorite TV show or spend time on YouTube, etc. This will mechanize your brain in such a way that it won’t feel the need for procrastination.