Time Is Money

Time is money. Literally. Don’t let it go to waste. I say that and I still do it. Everyone does. But really step back and look at your everyday routine. No matter what you do for a living or where you are at in your life, I guarantee you, you are wasting time.

Think about every time you get in your car. You spend precious minutes driving and just mindlessly looking at the road ahead thinking maybe about what you are going to do once you reach your destination or maybe you are thinking about what is for dinner that night. Do you listen to the radio? Lady Gaga or Future or Rock Radio on Pandora, why not try switching it up to a useful Podcast and get some value out of your time. There are TONS of Podcasts that offer endless amounts of knowledge. All in exchange for a few minutes of your time. Time that is usually spend driving.

What about your breaks at work? If you are like me, you go to your break room or your car and just sit down and kind of decompress. Think about when lunch is or when it will be time to go home. For some of us that is necessary but for others we can fine tune ourselves to get a lot done each and everyday in those 10/15 minute chunks of time, that are otherwise wasted. Create yourself a mental notepad of things you need to get done. Have you posted on your Instagram today? Have you responded to customers tweets or engaged in conversation for your business? Have you responded to that email from your grandma or called your dentist back about your cavity? Just think about all of the small things that are on your “To-Do” list. Things that can get done easily but don’t. I challenge you to start working on these each and every day. Every chance you get. The reason?

All of these things take up precious productive time, which for me is in the late afternoon and into the evening. Time that I wish to be most productive but it is often weighed down by tedious tasks. Task that I could have completed throughout my day and week.

The single biggest source of my wasted time comes in the form of consuming useless content. Binge watching Netflix or playing game after game of Call of Duty definitely have their appeal but they also have their own time and place. And that is not everyday. Chart out your schedule to include much needed leisure time but don’t allow yourself to binge too often. Breaking these habits may be hard but they are necessary for success. Everyone wants success but not everyone is willing to make the sacrifices necessary.

Basically, this post is just to help you open your eyes and see that there are some very easy tweaks you can make to drastically increase your productivity. I have adopted these tips in my own life and I am beginning to reap the benefits. Take my advice. Or don’t. I don’t care. Either way, I have to go back to work now. #BloggingonBreak

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