You Are Not That Busy, You Just Waste a Lot of Time
You need to take an honest look at how you spend your days, and recognize all the time you potentially waste through over sleeping or procrastination. Just like the small expenses that add up that you can get rid of to improve your finances, get rid of your time wasters that could be spent towards productivity. Here are a few hints that may help if you are having trouble thinking of where you are wasting your time:
- Statistics these days show that the average person spends at least 8 hours per month on Facebook. This breaks down to roughly 20 minutes per day. Yes, there may be some value gained from Facebook here and there, but honestly, not really. This adds up to one full day of potential work per month taken away from your productivity, spent accomplishing absolutely nothing. Imagine what you could accomplish if you spent 1 full extra workday per month towards developing your business and career instead of amusing yourself to death
- Television is far more frightening. Research shows the average North American spends 34 hours per week watching TV. Wow!
- Between Facebook and TV, we are throwing away almost a full week each month doing absolutely nothing.
Take a really honestly look as to where your time is going and you will realize you really are not as busy as you think, more often than not you just waste a lot of time.
“If you are over the age of 20, you have gotten out of bed more than 7000 times; you should be an expert at it by now.”
There is extra time to be found in the day if you get up a bit earlier. I have a great tip for getting out of bed that works like a charm.
- You set your alarm clock for a specific time in the morning that you would like to get up, and then when it goes off in the morning you open your eyes and get out of bed!
“Every morning you have two choices: Continue to sleep with your dreams, or wake up and chase them”
By getting up just 60 minutes earlier than you regularly do, this can add almost 1 full business day to your life every week. It is such a simple and easy idea that can help you make huge gains in your business and career life. Think about it: if you are working an extra full day per week, how will your competition ever keep up? You will end up getting the promotion, the raise, the extra clients, and the recognition; become a leader and a true value to your organization. Not only that but it won’t really seem like you are working that much more. By breaking the time down into smaller increments each day it makes it far more manageable. In the process, you will also learn how to manage your time better, ensure that you focus on the important tasks, stay on track, and give you the opportunity to create even more value for your particular market.