Effective Hacks to Save Time (Productivity Series #4)

This post is part of our 6 part Productivity Series.

Time is and will always be of the essence. Many are flawless in reminding themselves that time is gold and one of the most precious things out there. On the other hand, many more tend to waste it away and spend it poorly.

So to help you save time and make more for other things, here are the best life hacks you can try out.

1. Have at least 3 daily to do’s.

Sure you think you can remember all of the things you need to do the next day. Sadly, this is one of the biggest misconceptions people have. What you need to do is to list down at least three tasks you need to do each day.

A good trick is to write them down the night before so you don’t have to wrestle with your brain on the day itself.

2. Make extra room somewhere.

You need to literally make room in your closet or any space inside your house. Why? Because you’ll need to bring certain things for each day you go out. For instance, you need to do your grocery the next day. Have a basket near your door and place all the bags you need to bring and items you may need to return.

3. Go hands-free when talking on the phone.

“Look ma, no hands!” aren’t just meant for kids. You need to make use of headsets and hands free devices every time you’re on the phone. This allows you to do other tasks simultaneously because multitasking is the mother of saving time.

Ever had those moments when you were put on hold for 30 minutes when you could’ve made use of it preparing dinner? So stop using those wired ones. Get a cordless or a headset for time’s sake.

Whenever you save time, you allow yourself opportunities to do other things. So keep these hacks in mind in order to manage your time a lot better.

Continue reading this productivity series with “#5 Developing Good Work Ethics and Study Habits”:

  1. The importance of goals
  2. The importance of planning
  3. Keeping track of time
  4. Hacks to save time
  5. Developing good work ethics and study habits
  6. Preventing burnout

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