Have you ever asked for more time in the day?
Do you often run out of time to do the things you love?
Are you aware of getting older and want to make the most of your time?
Are you guilty of using the excuse “I just don’t have time”?
If I said you used to have more time in the day and now you’re unconsciously throwing it away, would that sound right?
- Switch off the internet on your phone. That’s no wifi and no 3G or 4G.
- Pick an hour before lunch when you’ll log on and an hour in the afternoon. For me that’s more than enough time to send emails, whatsap work colleagues, keep updated with athletes’ Instagram posts and even check Facebook.
- Be productive.
- Focus on the work you need to get done.
- Connect with the people you love.
- Walk the dog.
- Go to the gym.
- Drink beers with friends.
- Cook good food.
- Do more of what you love and appreciate it more everyday.
- And much more.
- Delete the games & social media apps on your phone. In fact, only keep the apps that actually save you time (like airline check in for example).
- It is not compulsory to use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. Try life without them? I’m not saying that’s me as you can see in the feeds to the right ->
- But it certainly works well for some people I know.
- “What about work?” This strategy is designed to stop wasting time sucked into social media which will allow you to be more productive at your PC/Mac. You will get more work done.
- “But I need my phone for work.” You are still contactable via phone call and text message. Personally I can answer whatsap messages in allocated windows. If you really need to be on call through whatsap, I suggest you delete everything else on your phone to remove the distraction.
- “Social media is a big part of our business.” Line up your posts offline and schedule them.
- Don’t make excuses. Just look down the street to see how many people are glued to their phones letting time (and everything else in the world) pass them by without realising. Find a solution that works for you, but I’m sure it will involve unplugging yourself from your phone to a certain extent.