Do you ever wish there was a way to make more time in the day so you can get everything you need to do done?
Me too, although to be fair, when I sit and think about what I do in a day, there’s loads of things I can cut out or do a bit differently to actually make more time. Here’s just a few of them….
This has got to be my biggest waste of time because I know that I spend longer on Facebook and Instagram than I really should – especially when I know that I have a million other things that I could be doing. I’m never going to be able to stay away from them completely but I can certainly cut back to make more time.
Getting lost online
Pinterest is a great example of this! I’ll pop on there for something specific and will get sidetracked repeatedly until an hour’s gone by and I’m looking at pretty things that I don’t need or even want half the time. Ebay is another time drain as I’ll go on to see if they’ve got something and end up being distracted by something completely different!
Emails back and forth
Have you ever been in an email trail where it just seems to take ages to get to the outcome that everybody’s happy with – you know the kind of emails I mean, a bit like a tennis match with replies and suggestions going back and forth. I’m going to learn to just pick up the phone where I can so something can be sorted there and then without wasting any more time.
Thinking about what’s for tea
I know that when I don’t write our weekly meal plan then it’s highly likely that I’ll spend at least ten minutes deciding what’s for tea. Meal planning also cuts out those unnecessary trips to the shops which also usually involves me spending money I don’t want to spend. I really need to make sure I keep up with my meal planning to make more time for myself as well as saving money!
Hitting that snooze button
I just can’t seem to help myself on a morning when I hear the alarm going off, I have to hit that snooze button on my phone to get another 9 minutes in bed. It’s not good for me though and I really need to try and get out of the habit again!
A little TV is OK but I genuinely think that watching too much is a complete waste of time. I try not to watch much at all and out TV can go all day without being switched on but I do occasionally get sucked into a show that I want to binge watch. For me, I think it’s good to sit down, relax and watch a good box set or something you enjoy but if you start scheduling your life around what’s on TV then I’d say it’s a pretty safe bet that you’re watching too much TV.
Worrying about things I can’t control
This is a biggie for me as I’m a worrier and most of the things I worry about are out of my control so I’m trying to focus on worrying less although it’s not easy and I haven’t been particularly successful at this so far. 😉
I’m not great at making decisions and can often spend ages deciding whether or not to do something. The other night I took that long deciding whether or not to go for a run that by the time I made up my mind I could have actually done my run! I must be more decisive and stick to decisions that I make rather than doubting myself.
Hinting at things rather than telling people what I want
I do this a lot when I want to do something but I don’t want to put someone else out so I’ll just hint at what I want to do and hope that they pick up on it and want to do it too. Does that even make sense?
Having disorganised kitchen cupboards and drawers
I can’t tell you the number of times that I’ve needed something specific in my kitchen and had to spend time looking for it. It doesn’t take much to keep them organised and tidy but I need to make sure that everyone else in the house understands this too as they tend to just put things away anywhere they’ll fit!
Can you think of anything that you can cut out to make more time in your day?
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