6 Hacks to Help You Stop Wasting Your Time

 6 Hacks to  Help You  Stop Wasting  Your Time

6 Hacks to  Help You  Stop Wasting  Your Time

1. Try the 2-Minute Rule

Most of the tasks you procrastinate on

aren't difficult to complete.

.The first part of this rule is that if a task

takes under two-minutes or less to

complete, do it immediately.

Example: Responding to an email or tossing

your laundry into the dryer.

The second part of this rule is that when

starting new habits, it should take less

than 2 minutes to do.

Once we get started, "we perceive the task

as much less aversive than we do when

we're avoiding it."

2. Set Macro Goals and Micro

.Macro goals should be your big-picture


Micro quotas are the minimum amount of

work you must do daily to make your bigger

goals a reality.

Quotas make each day approachable. And your

goals become achievable because of this.

A quote by Tim Ferriss: "Two crappy pages.

That is my quota. Everyday, I have to write

two crappy pages. That's it. If I write two

crappy work pages, that day is a win."

3. Working on a Single-task.

Multitasking is ineffective and one of the

biggest time wasters around.

That's because the human brain can only

focus on one thing at a time.

.Do one thing at a time.

.Eliminate distractions.

Create a priority list.

.Take frequent breaks.

4. Prioritize Like You're Going
On Vacation

Think about your day as if you leave

tomorrow on a long cruise with no

Internet connection.

What do you do?

Do you delegate?

.What do you ditch?

Suddenly, you're hyper-aware and more

efficient because the stakes are higher.

5. Create and Stick to

Things lag, just go on and on, and interest

wanes if you don't use clear time frames

for projects and goals.

Time frames create a sense of urgency and

build momentum. Momentum creates speed.

6. Forgive Yourself

Forgiveness allows the individual to move

past their maladaptive behavior and focus

on the upcoming tasks without the burden of

past acts to hinder doing it.

.We often avoid doing things that make us

feel bad.

That pent-up guit of wasting time will keep


But, if you forgive yourself, you'll be able to

break that cycle.

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