Time, — a commodity that all of us could use more of. Whether it be an extra hour in the morning for more sleep or a few extra minutes to meet that time sensitive deadline, time is something you can never have enough of. However, in today’s world, even with all of the new technological advances, we all seem to be short of time. Here are some tips to help you better manage your time and hopefully allow you to create a few extra minutes in your day.
Calendar and Organizers
Probably the most effective tool for time management is a calendar and daytime organizer. These two tools will allow you to plan your day, week, month or even year far in advance and slot all of your chores, tasks and events into a visual schedule. This will allow you to see how much time you have allotted for each task and where you can maybe better plan or organize various tasks.
Your calendar and organizer can be electronic and stored in your phone or can be paper and live on your kitchen counter. Regardless of the form they take, make sure to try to stick to the schedule and do not be afraid to plan your day down to the most mundane level.
Take advantage of services that will allow you to save time. Many different companies offer various services that can save you so much time if you properly utilize them. For example, we at West Boulevard Cleaners, Kerrisdale’s most reliable and convenient dry cleaners, offer an efficient and free pick-up and delivery service for all of your dry cleaning needs.
If you have ever driven the streets of Vancouver during rush hour, you will know how much time this service can save you. By allowing a company to pick up or deliver goods to your door, you can save the time it would take to commute and allow you to apply this saved time to other parts of your day.
Do not be afraid to delegate tasks and know when you have overbooked yourself. In other words, know when to say no. Everyone will stretch themselves thin from time to time, but try not to make it a habit. To free up more time in your day, do not be afraid to hand over responsibilities to family members or co-workers — whatever it takes to get those minutes back in your day.
In today’s busy world, everyone seems to want more time in their day. Although it is not possible to actually create more time, with better time management skills, you can restructure your day to get the most out of your 24 hours. Remember to layout your day, month or year with an organizer and calendar and fully utilize all services that can save you time. We hope these tips will free up some time in your day.