7 Tips for Freeing Up Time in Your Day
1) Take Control of Distractions
Is it just us, or does it sometimes feel like your hand and your brain have two separate agendas? It’s like your brain is ready to do work, but then your hand hits the mouse and before you know it you’re five scrolls down your Facebook News Feed.
2) Work Within a Defined Timeframe
Ever find yourself chained to your desk for hours trying to crank out a project?
This approach — named after the famous tomato-shaped timer it employs — is designed to help you leverage bursts of focus by removing distractions and holding yourself to a time limit.
3) Delegate What’s On Your Plate
If you really want to free up some time in your day, you need to stop trying to wear ALL of the hats.
4) Save Nonessential Tasks for Later
As a marketer, it’s just as much our job to consume remarkable content as it is to create it. As a result, we’re often found consulting our RSS feed, prowling industry blogs, and scrolling through our favorite social platforms to find resources to educate us and inform our strategies.
5) Rethink Your Sleeping Habits
Does this tip make us sound too much like your mom? For the sake of your precious time, that’s a risk we’re willing to take.
6) Pack Your Lunch With the Right Foods
Okay, now we really sound like your mom, but trust us, this one couldn’t be more true.
Dark chocolate (for dessert 😉 )
Not only will these choices have you feeling good, but think of all the time you’ll be saving thanks to their super concentration-boosting powers.
7) Use Keyboard Shortcuts
I used to live down the street from one of my former co-workers. To spice up our morning commutes, we’d meet at the stop sign and take different routes to work in an effort to determine the fastest way to get there.