We all have those little time wasters in our lives. Perhaps you turn the TV on while getting ready in the morning and get a bit too sucked in. Or maybe you start your day with emails when diving into a project would be better. You can identify and then eliminate those time-sucks simply by keeping better track of them.
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We've talked about tools like RescueTime, which are great showing you how you spend your time on your computer. But, those tools don't do much for what happens off the computer.
For those, try keeping an actual list on paper. Or, better yet, use a done list app like iDoneThis. Done lists are a great way to keep track of your accomplishments during a day, but adding the things you wasted time on can be valuable, too. Seeing them stacked right there with your accomplishments gives you extra motivation for eliminating them.