But you didn’t know than that just 30 years later you’d be desperate to find more time.
The reason is simple; you get up, get ready and get to work. You work long hours without a proper break and even bring your work home.
Despite this dedication there still aren’t enough hours in the day to see friends, date, start a family or even take up a hobby.
Digital technology is supposed to have made it easier. Yes, it offers time saving apps; but it also allows you to procrastinate talking to your social media friends.
While having a clone version of yourself might give you the time you need, it’s not really an option yet.
Fortunately there is a way in which you can find more time for the things you want to do.
Discover How To Save Time
Adopt the following tips and you’ll soon realize how easy it is to find more time!
Do you know how much time you waste daily on simple decisions? If you worked it out you’d be surprised at just how big a number it is.
It’s time to take a leaf out of Barack Obama’s book. As he said to Vanity Fair “You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits,”
He doesn’t have to think about this simple decision; he just puts his suit on.
Apply this attitude to your work wear and your breakfast for just one day and see how much quicker you get ready in the morning.
The same is true throughout the day. Simplify, or if possible, eliminate the small decisions you have to make every day by having a stock solution.
Take The Challenge First
If you leave the most difficult task to the end of the day you are more likely to procrastinate and waste time.
Spend 5 minutes reviewing the items you need to do then pick the most difficult and get started. Not only will this help to focus you, it is also possible to set a time limit on the activity. This will force you to get it done.
Take a look at how many meetings you hold or attend per day. Then remove yourself from any that you are not vitally needed at.
You should be able to at least halve the number of meetings you attend.
Create A Schedule
It is important to schedule yourself some personal time to handle bills or other personal matters. This can be done during the day eliminating the issue from your evening time.
Turn It Off
Digital communication is great, but the average employee checks their email 36 times an hour. That’s a lot of wasted time.
Get in the habit of switching off your digital devices and only turning them on at set times during the day.
You won’t miss anything important but you will be more productive with the time you have.
In addition when you do stop to check emails; deal with them straight away. You are simply wasting time reading them only to deal with them later.
This may sound funny after the previous tip but technology can help you. For instance, when you’re waiting on hold use a Bluetooth headset, you can keep working while you wait.
Learn The Methods That Help You Find More Time
Of course the tips that help you find more time re only part of the solution. You also need to adopt a new approach to various situations in your daily life.
Apply these methods to help you find more time and actually start enjoying life.
You’re the boss! Do you really need to be doing all the tasks that you do? Letting go and trusting someone else to do a task that you currently do is hard. You probably don’t believe they can do it as well as you.
Truth is you won’t know until you try. Delegate your tasks and free your time up. Your employees will welcome the extra responsibility and the opportunity to feel that they are valued.
Learn To Say No
You cannot do everything. If you want to find more time to pursue your own activities then you need to learn when to say no.
Only say yes to the things that have to be done by you or that you are interested in. As difficult as it is, once you start saying no you’ll find it gets much easier!
Adding exercise to your day doesn’t need to take more time away. You can exercise while looking through a business plan or reading the minutes from a meeting that you didn’t attend.
However, exercise has been shown to improve focus and increase your energy levels. This means you’ll actually be able to achieve more.
Of course, it also helps you to stay healthy and enjoy the time you have.
Limit Work Hours
In the same vein you need to decide on a start and stop time for work. Achieving your best performance is actually reliant on having downtime.
This helps you to focus more when you are working and will ensure you find more time for other activities.
By adopting more proactive methods of working and avoiding the procrastination you’ll be able to fit your current workload into a standard working day; allowing you time after 6pm to do your own thing.
If evening work is really necessary then limit it to one, or at the most two, evenings per week.
Using The Time You’ve Found
Now that you’ve implemented these tips and methods you’ll be wondering what to do with the time you’ve discovered!
The answer to this is easy:
Join the Fit Father’s and learn about how to exercise in less than 30 minutes per day. It will improve your fitness, health and outlook on life.
It’s also a great way to start the day and get you focused for the tasks ahead!
- See Family & Friends
The purpose of finding more time is to be able to spend it with those that are important to you. There is little point in having a successful career or business if you can’t enjoy the spoils.
Dedicate some of the time you’ve found to see your friends and family; you just need to learn to relax and enjoy yourself.
- Take Up A Hobby
You don’t need to take up knitting or stamp collecting. Find something you enjoy doing; even if it is an adrenaline fueled sport.
Then commit to doing it at least once a week. It will be fun and the anticipation of doing it every week will actually help you to focus when you’re working!
The Bottom Line
There is enough time! All you have to do is change the way you use your current time and find more time available.
These tips can help you to achieve your goal.
Then join the Fit Father Project and start improving your fitness. Not only will it benefit your health it will make you feel like a new man!
Your new friend & health coach,
Head Training Staff, The Fit Father Project
Brotherhood Nickname: “The Fit Brit”
Bragging Rights: 16 Years in the fitness industry, Author of ‘The Easy Fitness Guide', Father of 4 boys and Husband to a Venezuelan beauty.
*Please know that weight loss results & health changes/improvements vary from individual to individual; you may not achieve similar results. Always consult with your doctor before making health decisions. This is not medical advice – simply very well-researched info on how to find more time.