Start taking control of your time and carve out a few hours for yourself here and there using these ‘4 Practical Tips To Make Time For Yourself’

Finding time for yourself and the things you want to do isn’t always easy between work and family obligations. Much of our day is spoken for before we even get out of bed. If we allow it, life will simply take over.

Tip 1. Put Yourself on the Schedule First

Time is like money. No matter what we do, we always run out at the end of the day, the week, or the month. That’s why it’s important to schedule some ‘me time’ first. Trust me, you’ll be able to fit everything else you need to get done around it.

Tip 2. Stop Procrastination with a timer and reap the time rewards When we don’t want to do something, it can take us forever. We can spend all weekend procrastinating over the household tasks we should be doing. Why not grab yourself a kitchen timer, decide how long it should ideally take you for the task and get to work. Try to beat the time. Then enjoy the rest of your weekend and do everything you’ve been wanting to do but didn’t think you had the time for. The same can be done with any work related task.

Tip 3. Cut Out Distractions Another important strategy, when it comes to using your time wisely, is to physically cut out the distractions. Close the door to your office. Take the phone off the hook. Put your smartphone down. Cut out as many distractions as you can and get to work quickly and efficiently. Having a reminder of what you’ll do for fun when you get done will help keep you motivated – and don’t forget to celebrate!

Tip 4. Delete it or Delegate it The best way to save time is to cut things out completely. You can do this in one of two ways. You can cut it out, or you can get someone else to do it for you. As you look through your calendar and ‘to do’ list, ask yourself if you really must take care of this personally. Does it have to get done at all? Start by deleting things from the list that don’t really need to be done at all. Then go through what remains, item by item, and decide if someone else can do it for you. Get into the habit of delegating or considering automating tasks. Before long you’ll reap the time rewards of not doing it all on your own.

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