We all wish for more hours in the day, but unless someone alters the spacetime continuum, we're stuck with only 24. Luckily, productivity blogger Brett Kelly has some tips for making it feel more like we have 25 hours.
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Kelly says the best way to eke more minutes out of your day is to look for unproductive periods or chances to multitask. Some tips, like getting up an hour early or watching less TV, are pretty obvious. But he has a few suggestions that you might be able to take advantage of:
If you drive a car any sort of distance to and from work, you have a whole blob of what is probably under-utilized time to get all sorts of crap done. Make phone calls, listen to lectures or audio content related to that business you're hoping to start, whatever. Just don't zone out in traffic listening to crappy radio when you could be brainstorming your next awesome project with your partner over the phone or talking to your kids.
Kelly says he whiles away a 45-minute daily commute this way. He expects it to pay off in the long run in the form of smart ideas he can act on — ideas that come to him during this newly discovered time he unearthed. Where do you carve out little blocks of time that reap your biggest rewards? Let us know in the comments.
How to Make Today a 25-Hour Day [BrettKelly.org]