Even though I am unemployed, my days are always too short. I want to do so many things and I end up doing half of them because I just don’t have TIME! If I only have a few more hours I would be able to read that book that’s just collecting dust on my work table. Or maybe I will have time for exercising.. Or more time for writing letters..
Is this happening to you too?
Well, if not, please let me know the secret! But, if your days are too short, like mine, here are some advice how to make them longer.
1. Wake up one hour earlier.
Your reaction was probably: WHAAAT?? But, that’s the best way to make our day little bit longer. Usually, I wake up around 8 am, but I wouldn’t be any more tired if I wake up at 7 am.
Of course, we have to adjust our body to that change, so lets start with only 15 minutes earlier than usual.
So, tomorrow I will wake up at 7.45! Next day at 7.30, then 7.15, and then finally my goal: 7 am!
What about you? When do you start your day?
2. Make a plan.
I love making plans. They help me to stay focused. I always have too many ideas that I usually end up doing nothing. So, plans help me to remember everything I want.
When you wake up, before checking your emails or reading newspapers, on a piece of paper write five things you want to do that day and arrange them by priority. And then, after your breakfast, start with the first one!
Do you ever write plans?
3. Stay focused.
If you think that you’re more effective by doing few things at the same time, you’re wrong. If you do only one thing, you will be more focused, and you will finish it much faster. This is good advice for me, because I usually do a bunch of stuff at the same time. That usually just makes me slower.
If you’re a blogger, then you’re probably spending too much time on social media. But that is what you have to do to succeed, right? Well, that’s ok, but you have to find some help. Use one of many programs to schedule your pins or tweets, find a website that can help you gain more followers, so you don’t follow people one by one, or schedule Facebook posts once a week. There is a lot you can do to make things easier for you.
4. Find time for what’s important
Do you have some important project that you wanted to start but still didn’t? Maybe write a novel or a cookbook, start your own business, open your Etsy store or something like that?
The best way to start is to put it into your daily schedule. If you have an afternoon off and you planned to do nothing, going to the cinema or just have coffee with friends, don’t do that today. Start with your project. You will feel great because you finally started with that.
I have a few projects that I want to do, and it seems like I never come around to it. I want to start writing few short stories, for example. I have some ideas, but somehow I always have something “more important” to do. Well, lets stop with that. Do what you want, do what you like, do what’s important to you…
Do you have some important project that you still didn’t find time to start?