Do you find yourself stressed out, staring at the clock knowing the day is about to end even though it feels like it just began? Or, do you often find yourself complaining about there not being enough hours in the day? Time is the most important resource in our lives. You can’t get it back once it is gone, and it can’t be controlled, stopped, or changed.
So how to make more time in your day?
With the following smart tips, you can effectively use the 24 hours we are given to make the most out of your day!
- Have a morning routine
Researchers find it is beneficial to your health and wellness to begin the day with a routine. In doing so, you are setting the tone for the rest of your days’ accomplishments. Set your alarm clock for the same time each day, so your body adjusts, and you aren’t as tired. Drink an 8oz glass of water upon waking up. Hydration helps your brain function more efficiently. Begin your day by stretching your muscles. After, head to the kitchen for a nutritious breakfast – then review your to-do list.
- Take a break from social media
According to Digital Information World, the average internet users spend 2 hours and 22 minutes per day on social media platforms – this doesn’t include watching TV. Try shifting your focus less on social media and dive back into your world. Why spend hours watching other people thrive when you could be focusing this energy on yourself?
- Get sleep
If you find yourself yawning throughout the day, feeling sluggish and longing for your bed, you are not getting enough sleep. Spending your day thinking about going to bed isn’t going to help you focus on what you need to do. Adults should get an average of 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Just like a morning routine, make an evening one as well to help you relax and get sleep – this will benefit your daily life.
When you can Delegate part of your to-do list, it allows you to free up hours in your day. Delegation is something we often think of in the context of business, but when done in our personal lives can be extremely useful. A full-time personal assistant can cost at least $500 a month, with the best in the business costing nearly three times as much. So cost-effective options such as the Delegate app for unlimited help at only $50 per month is an accessible option for busy entrepreneurs, business professionals, and parents.
Though we can’t control time, we can control what we do with it. By implementing a few simple changes to your daily life, you can maximize your day. And while you can’t add hours, you can free up hours allowing you to concentrate on the things you really want to do.