10 Ways to Save Time in Your Weekly Routine

We know life is busy so it can be helpful to take advantage of each shortcut and hack that we can. Working all day makes your free-time that much more valuable. Here are some tips to saving time on the little things in order to enjoy a few more precious minutes of down-time.

  1. Prioritize Your Schedule- Begin your morning by separate your to-do list into things that need to be done, things that should be done, and things that you could work on if you have some spare time. Try to accomplish a few from each category each day and watch that to-do list shrink while your free time grows.
  1. Online Saves Time- You can purchase just about everything online. Save yourself valuable time shopping and waiting at the store and purchase the items you need from the comfort of your couch.
  1. Stay on Task- Staying on schedule can be out of our control at times especially when meetings go a bit longer than expected and projects pop up. Combat those factors by staying on task for the projects at hand.
  1. Prep Time- Take a few minutes the night before work to set aside the things you’ll need the next day, whether it be breakfast, lunch, or important documents. Your prepped items will provide you with a few extra free moments in the morning to sleep or catch up on email.
  1. Be an Early Bird- Boost your productivity in the office by arriving 10 minutes earlier than normal. You’ll have a jump on your coworkers and have a few minutes to get organized and prepared for the day before the morning rush.
  1. Be Choosy- Is there a project or task that you can say no to? Remember to put your schedule first and be sure that the things on your to-do list don’t outnumber the time you have to do them.
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  1. Call Ahead- No one wants to spend time waiting for a table at a restaurant. Calling ahead to your favorite restaurant saves you valuable time waiting for a table.
  1. Make a System- How often do you find yourself checking email or logging in and out of Facebook? Set a schedule of time to check your email throughout the day. A great option is a three-hour check.
  1. Schedule Free Time- Your entire day follows a schedule, why not set aside time for yourself too? Set aside a certain amount of time each day to unwind, whether you’re working out or just taking time to relax.

In your busy day to day, you don’t always have time to yourself. With these tips you’ll free up some necessary down-time in your busy schedule. You can find some more time saving tips here.