Time sucks you should eliminate from your life as soon as you can. Whether it’s personal, work-related, or social, these three things waste your time.
Unnecessary Interruptions 😲
Most people are not able to switch quickly from task to task, yet interruptions are common problems people encounter when trying to improve their productivity. In order to remove disruptions from your day, create and stick to a schedule for each task that you need to complete.
Ensure that you inform those around you not to interrupt you during specific times of the day or if you have to put up a sign. Even if you work in a cubicle, you can stop most interruptions with some sort of signal to your coworkers.
Lack of Planning ✍️
When you don’t plan properly, you are just winging it. When you sit down and write out a plan, it gives you an opportunity to test the waters and to anticipate roadblocks, bottlenecks, and other time management issues throughout your day.
Every day you should save some time to engage in short term, medium-term, and long-term planning. Whether it’s losing weight, getting your home organized, or starting and running a business, plans made with SMART goals will always perform better than going by the seat of your pants.
Thinking You Have to Do It All Yourself 💡
It doesn’t matter who you are, but you really do not have to do everything yourself. If you’re raising kids, starting a business, running a business, or running a household, there are people to help. You can engage your spouse, your kids, other family members, but you can also pay people to do the things you don’t want to do. Plus, believe it or not, someone else might do the task much better than you can do it.
Don’t forget that you can also use technology to boost your productivity and gain more time in your day. For example, if you automate your bill paying, savings, and investments that can remove hours of work each month from your schedule.
Once you stop these time wasters, you’ll start seeing a massive difference in your productivity. The benefits will be less stress while also getting more done.
Give it a try,