Best tips to save time

Steven Covey, author of the bestselling book, « The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, » says something I live by and quote often: « Don’t prioritize your schedule, schedule your priorities. »

Here are some other top hacks I’ve learned from fellow entrepreneur friends:

  • When on the phone, walk around, tidy up, clean out the fridge, fold the laundry
  • Turn off all social media notifications on your phone and laptop
  • Plan the next day’s outfit on your commute home
  • When waiting for someone (in person or on the phone), write a to-do list or respond to old emails and texts
  • Do squats while drying your hair/brushing your teeth
  • Get a manicure or go for a walk with a friend (double-up your pampering and fitness with friendship catch-ups)
  • Catch up on motivational podcasts while running errands, such as picking up dry-cleaning, going to the bank or pharmacy, or heading to a workout class !
  • Skype loved ones while you are cooking
  • Obey the two-minute rule : If you can do it in two minutes, do it on the spot ! This prevents a mammoth to-do list buildup
  • Every Sunday night, spend four minutes planning the week ahead

Over to you

Look at your calendar for next week and find three things you can skip — a social event you don’t really want to go to, a workout class you can live without, an errand you can do quickly during work time. Cancel, cancel, cancel ! You’ve just found yourself some extra hustle time.

Suzy Moore

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This post is an excerpt from « What If It Does Work Out? » by Susie Moore. Copyright Career Launcher LLC, 2016.

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