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Time is seriously valuable. In fact, it’s one of the most valuable of all “resources” that exist in the entire world. If you don’t have much money today, you may be able to earn and save up a significant amount tomorrow. But you only ever have 24 hours in a day, and who knows how much time over the course of your entire life.
People don’t usually like to think of their own mortality – but the harsh reality is that none of us is on this earth forever, and so it’s a really good idea to use our time as wisely as possible, rather than allowing any of it to go to waste.
Easier said than done, right? Well, here are a few tips for getting the most out of your time.
Do Your Research & Planning in Advance
Whatever it is you’re doing in life – whether you’re trying to run your own business, or are trying to get fit, or get your house in order – it’s a really good idea to do your research and planning in advance.
A lot of time often gets wasted, because we don’t do our due diligence before involving ourselves in different pastimes, or making certain commitments.
This applies even in terms of buying consumer goods. By looking up reviews on a site such as TriStar products review, for example, you are less likely to find yourself shopping around endlessly for the one product that does what you want it to, and having to return goods every couple of days.
Likewise, if you’re going on vacation, planning out your itinerary in advance allows you to spend all your time at the destination actually having adventures, instead of sitting around and racking your brains trying to figure out what to do.
Listen to Your Own Conscience
Our consciences need to be developed with a bit of practice, but all of us have some kind of innate sense of when we are acting “well” or “badly.”
When you’re trying to figure out if you’re using your time as well as you possibly can, it often pays to listen to your own conscience. How do you “feel” deep down, while you’re doing what you’re doing?
If a significant part of yourself feels like you’re wasting your time – you probably are. Try doing things that make you feel proud, instead.
We all tend to follow the path of least resistance, over the course of our day-to-day lives. At least, to a pretty significant degree.
If you make distraction and procrastination extremely easy, like keeping your phone nearby so you can constantly scroll Instagram, expect to spend more of your time procrastinating.
Instead, try to make it significantly harder to actually engage in distracting activities, and significantly easier to engage in positive and productive activity. In the Internet age, using web blockers is often a good way of starting to reduce distraction.
If you’re struggling to manage your time so you can accomplish your goals, life coaching may be for you. Check out the ways we can work together.