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Making the Most of Your Time

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Time is one of the most sought-after resources in the world. Once it is spent, it cannot be retained or renewed. Because time is so critical to our lives, making the most of your free time is one of the most important things you can do. As any successful person will attest, knowing how to manage your free time will enhance your life in many ways. When you have the skills to manage your free time, you have the capacity to take on the day. In light of this, its important to define how to spend your free time.

Plan out your week

Having a plan for your upcoming week will allow you to reach your goals throughout the day. A plan gives you more free time, and creates an efficient lifestyle. In fact, planning your day will actually give you more free time. As you start to implement your plan, it’s important that you stay on track. This will ensure you aren’t wasting your time throughout the day.

Eliminate distractions

Eliminating distractions will empower your life . This principle will give you the ability to accomplish so much more. If someone needs you for something, learn to know when something is important, and when it’s just a distraction. Learning the difference will allow you to free up your time.

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Turn off App Notifications

Turning off most of the notifications you receive on your phone is a good way to spend less time being distracted. Less notifications means spending less time looking at things that don’t matter, and more time on the things that do. Even wearing headphones and listening to music can eliminate noise and talking that may be going on throughout your day. These simple steps allow you to focus more on using your time wisely.

Staying healthy

Sleeping well, eating right, and exercising can help you work faster and more efficiently. In reality, staying healthy will actually give you more free time. Knowing what you’re going to eat will allow you to prepare your food faster and more efficiently. Planning healthy meals at least once a day will keep you feeling energized and less sluggish. Taking an hour out of the day a few times a week to exercise will improve your mental and physical health. This creates more enjoyment in your free time, and even when you are working. Finally, allowing yourself enough time to sleep will assure you that you have plenty of energy for your day.

Be productive

Do you ever find yourself bored or wondering what to do during small breaks? Time between activities throughout the day are periods are opportunities to do something productive. Small breaks add up. If you use this time efficiently, you’ll earn at least an extra hour of free time at the end of the day. Productivity looks like doing something no matter where you are. Whether it be school, work, or at the store, making the most of the time between activities allow you to be more productive with your time.

Enjoy it

Although you should be productive during your free time, you should also make sure that you spend some of that time doing things that are purely for your enjoyment. These may not be productive things at all, and that’s okay. You need to spend some time doing things you enjoy. Only spending your free time doing things that are productive and work related won’t leave you feeling fulfilled at the end of the day.

Your time is one of the most important things you have. With your time, you can accomplish great things. You have the power to choose what to do with your time. Don’t cheat yourself out of reaching your goals by failing to plan out your time.