We all get the same 24 hours each day, and how you choose to spend that time is up to you. You can scroll through social media for an hour, or you can spend an hour in a spin class. You can choose to read a book for 45 minutes, or binge Netflix™. Whether you realize it or not, you’re exchanging time for activities during every moment of your day.
Feeling like you never have enough time to accomplish everything you want to get done? I’m here to help you take control of your time and free up space for the people and activities that truly matter. Let’s take a look at those pesky “timewasters” in your routine … and then get rid of them for good!
Stop the scroll.
Want to hear a scary statistic? Studies show that the average American will spend nearly a month and a half (44 days) on their phone in 2022. Insane? Yes. Surprising? Not really.
Cell phones have become so ingrained in our daily routines that most of us don’t even realize how much we’re using them. Stop your scroll, put down your phone, and be present in the moment you’re in.
Say “no” to multitasking.
We tend to associate multitasking with productivity but be warned. Multitasking is actually less efficient because of the extra time it takes to shift mental gears when moving from task to task. So, stop multitasking and start focusing on putting all of your energy into one task at a time.
Now comes the big question: Which task is most deserving of your time? If you’re going to focus on doing just one thing, how do you decide what that one thing will be? Use this article to help you prioritize your tasks when they all feel important!
No more procrastinating.
Procrastination—we’ve all dealt with it. Sometimes, working hard just doesn’t sound enticing, and all you want to do is lay on the couch for a while. But by choosing to put in the effort now, you’ll make the road to your goals a little bit easier on yourself in the future! If you have zero motivation to crush your procrastination, you’re not alone. Read this article for a few pointers to get yourself back on track!
What do I do with all this spare time?
Congratulations, you’ve got your time back! Wondering what to do with it? Here are my favorite productive, “feel good” activities to try out:
- Get outside for a quick walk around your neighborhood.
- Move your body. Not sure what your workout style is? Read this post for inspiration!
- Finish a task that you’ve been putting off for the past couple of weeks.
- Spend uninterrupted time with your family.
- Read a book.
- Get in the kitchen and whip up a new recipe (healthy options for the upcoming holiday season, here!).
- Get ahead on an upcoming project.
- Meet up with a friend for coffee.
The most successful people in the world have the exact same amount of time as everybody else out there. But they choose to spend their time differently. They choose to utilize their precious 24 hours by focusing on what truly matters … and you can choose to do the same!
Now that you’ve gotten rid of your negative habits, it’s time to start a few positive ones! Read my post on establishing a personal development routine, here.