10 Tips to Help You Carve More Time Out of Your Day

Carve Time

You can’t get more time in your day.

However, you can get more out of it.

Today, I want to share a few tips to help you carve more time out of your day.

Carving Time Out of Your Day

We all have the same amount of time in the day.

You can’t alter that.

You can choose to spend your time more wisely. (This is time management, for those who say you can’t manage your time.)

“You can’t make more time, but can make better use of it.” (Tweet this Quote)

So, how do you get more time out of that allotted to you each day?

Here are 10 Tips to Help Your Carve More Time Out of Your Day:

  1. Meet for Less Time – Cut out meetings from your day. Or if you can’t avoid them altogether, cut them in half. Meetings expand to fill the time you give them.
  2. Take Advantage of In-between Time – Making use of in-between time is key to getting more out of your day. Don’t underestimate what you can get done in just a few minutes.
  3. Stop Complaining – Complaining does get anything done. (It doesn’t even necessarily make you feel better.) Instead, use that time to take action.
  4. Arrive Early – Arriving early saves you time. It saves you time from rushing, traffic, and other mistakes. And once you arrive, you can utilize any extra time you have. (See #2)
  5. Save Solutions – Don’t waste time solving the same problems that you have already addressed. Save the answers to issues that you may have to address again.
  6. Do It the Night Before – Save time in your day by doing things the night before. This not only saves you time today, but lets you get a jump-start on your day without the stress and rushing.
  7. Get Organized – By getting your stuff in order, you will avoid wasting time looking for misplaced items and digging through a cluttered workspace.
  8. Get Up Early – Reclaim some of your day by getting up early. You can be the early bird.
  9. Prepare for Your Day – A few minutes planning and preparing for your day early in the morning, can save you time all day. Be ready for your obligations, and know what you need to get done.
  10. Say No – If you don’t ever say No, you will find yourself giving away your time to others instead of getting your priorities done first. Make sure that you say No when you should.

Get More Time Out of Your Day

Sometimes it is not how much effort you put into your day, but how much you get out of it.

Maximize the time you use each day by taking advantage of the in-between and by being smarter about how you spend it.

Don’t waste your time, you only get so much in your day.

Question: How do you carve more time out of your day?

6 thoughts on “10 Tips to Help You Carve More Time Out of Your Day

  1. I’ve started trying to schedule meetings / appointments in minute increments. If I schedule them for 15 minute increments, when I know they will only take 9, they will take 15 minutes. 6 minutes here & there doesn’t sound like much until you can leave 30 minutes early w/just as much done.

  2. Craig – I especially like No. 6. Having my kids get their backpacks, school ID tags and band instruments ready to go the night before is a HUGE stress reducer. We’ve had some ‘where-is-my-ID?” crazy mornings. They are NO FUN. And totally avoidable. : – )

    Oftentimes, my wife and I will pick out the clothes we’re going to wear and press them the night before. This saves a good 10-15 minutes from the hectic morning routine.

    Starting the day with stress is not a good thing. I speak from experience.

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing.

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