Whether you’re a CEO, a full-time student, or stay-at-home mom, you’re probably pretty darn busy. In addition to juggling our responsibilities, we are expected to always look our best, which requires a lot of our time and effort. #Exhausting
There are hundreds of ways to save time in your day, ranging from meal preparation to multitasking, but we’ve identified some areas where you might be unknowingly wasting time.
Two habits that are essential to a balanced schedule are:
Taking on too many responsibilities will lower your performance and stress you out. Just be honest with yourself and others by asking for help instead of trying to conquer huge tasks alone.
Estimated time saved: Infinite
No matter what your life looks like, you’ve probably got your smartphone in hand. Don’t sabotage your productivity by constantly checking your phone. If you’re waiting on an important call/email/text turn up your ringer volume and make sure your notifications are turned on. Leave your phone in another room and fight the urge to check it until you’ve completed the task at hand.
Estimated time saved: 1.5 hours per day
Shave time off of your everyday routine by staying on a beauty maintenance schedule. A trip to the salon once a month could trim hours off your daily beauty regime.
Estimated time saved: 5 minutes shaved off of your morning
Scrambling around in your makeup bag is both frustrating and a waste of time. Simplify your makeup routine by opting for double-duty products.
Estimated time saved: 10 minutes per day
Thanks to all the new technology around us, some of the errands that used to take up a few hours of our day can now be done in a few clicks. Here are a couple of examples we recommend trying:
Estimated time saved: 4 hours per week
Writing out your goals, responsibilities, and time commitments is a great way to keep yourself on track. When you’re busy, time flys and it’s easy to forget what you need to get done and when. Maintaining a routine may improve your mental health and will help you stick to healthy habits. Try these planning exercises:
Estimated time saved: 30 minutes a day
Your daily commute doesn’t have to be wasted time. No matter how you get to work, school, etc. you can fill that space with productivity: