Find extra time in your schedule

An antique clock face.

An antique clock face. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Who couldn’t use a few extra hours with all the demands of life? Unfortunately we are all given the same 24 hours and while there is no way to magically increase the amount of hours in any day we can certainly take a look at our daily routines and see if we could find any extra time.

This week I would like you to perform a little experiment. Every time you sit down to check e-mail or surf the net (that is not work related) set a timer and keep track of the minutes. At the end of the week you will have a good idea of how much time you spend on e-mail and social media each day. If the numbers of hours shock you just a bit, you are not alone. As wonderful as technology is in many ways it also brings with it some disadvantages; such as the consumption of our already precious time. For many of us this is also a form of procrastination – we sit and surf the net instead of tackling a chore that we’d rather not get started on.

Just think how much more you could get accomplished if you cut your time on the web by 75%. I would like to challenge you to implement this limitation for at least one week, or possibly longer. You soon will be able to see the impact this “newly found time” will have on your day. By making these changes to your daily routine you will notice that your days run smoother, you will actually find yourself less rushed, less stressed and you may even end up with a little extra time to do the things that really matter to you.

“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.”                                     ~Harvey MacKay, best-selling author and motivational speaker

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I am a professional, residential organizer working and living in Rochester NY. My passion is helping my clients to simplify and organize their lives by cutting the clutter and teaching new ways to live an efficient and organized life. For daily tips follow me on FB Visit my website for more info.
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2 Responses to Find extra time in your schedule

  1. This is a great way to discover all the time we waste in a given day. Personally, I would guess that some days I waste up to an hour or more “nickle and diming” my time with pointless little tasks.This gives me a good start for this Monday to watch where I lose time.

    • OrganizingbyYve says:

      I am so glad that this post is giving you pause to think about what you spend your time on Stephanie. Let’s face it – we all do it (waste time on silly little things) – the key is to be aware of it and to refocus whenever we catch ourselves doing so. Have a great week!

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