Have you ever felt like you needed a few more hours in a day? Like if you had just that extra 60 minutes each day, you will be able to work on your goal. It’s a common sentiment among many people. If you are one of them, I have good news for you. You probably have more spare time than you think. Nobody is productive for 24 hours each day.
When was the last time you kept a time log? It’s the easiest way to see which hours are your busiest. It’s also a shocker for many people when they finally realise just how few hours a day they use for productive work. I have seen cases where someone realised he spent less than two hours each day on productive tasks. The bulk of his time was spent on:
- Mindless internet surfing
- Lying in bed idle
Have you been guilty of any of the above? It is easy to reach for your phone hoping to reply a message and before you know it, an hour has passed and you find yourself on chrome reading the history of sliced bread.
To unlock more hours each day, do this:
- Identify which tasks you spend the most time on.
- Ask yourself if they are important.
- Cut out those that are not.
- Spend more time doing important tasks.
- Rinse and repeat.