We have a lot to do. We have jobs, hobbies, and families, and only 24 hours in a day. And some of that time we need to get some sleep! So it’s helpful to learn to use our time more intentionally to be sure that we’re getting the things done that matter most. We know the things we should be doing, but how do we break the habit of wasting time on the non-priorities?
- Start using social media in a more intentional way by deciding on a healthy amount of time to spend getting caught up on the lives of those on your friend list. Set a timer a stick to it.
- Set a few designated times throughout the day to give full attention to your email. During these periods, delete unnecessary emails, respond to urgent messages, and mark the ones that need further attention.
- When “the thing” you want to look up pops into your head, jot it down. If it’s crucial, you can refer to your note and do the research when you have some downtime.
“It’s helpful to learn to use our time more intentionally to be sure that we’re getting the things done that matter most.”