A baby boomer recently observed that people are busier than they used to be due to the increase in information available to them. Baby boomers would know having lived during both the Digital Age and the age before the Internet.
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If your choices are greater due to the influx of information and sites available on the web, but your time to navigate through your day is the same, finite, 24 hours, how are you to manage?
Here are 5 steps to help you declutter your life and find time for living a fuller quality life because your quality time will increase.
1. The “No Thank You” List
Life coach Melissa Reyes teaches the importance of a “No Thank You List.” Its premise is simple. By prioritizing what’s important, you can easily filter the necessary from the desirable. Many people refuse to adopt a “No, thank you” approach out of fear they will offend the requestor. Fear not. People would prefer your commitment to an endeavor rather than a half-hearted approach.
Many millennials as well as their parents squander countless hours on their social media accounts. Hootsuit can turn those hours into mere minutes. Hootsuite posts your social media threads for you. You can have one stream for Facebook, another for Twitter, and another for Google+.
Those sites have running streams, so if you don’t continually post your status updates, the odds are slim that many people will see them. Not everyone is looking at their computer or smartphone at the exact moment you post.
Hootsuite will schedule your posts for you many times a day. The value lies in that you can’t always be at a computer or even your phone to continually posting your status updates. Even if you go on vacation, you can schedule Hootsuite to post your updates for you. Hootsuite is quick, easy, and free to use.
Evernote’s symbol is an elephant appropriate since elephants never forget. You will never forget anything again either with this incredible app. It has lists called “notebooks” that keep you organized.
The beauty of Evernote is your notes are always with you whether they are on your phone or computer. They sync, so you have your notes wherever you are. Lifehacker, an online publication, called it indispensable. It is indispensable, if you want to keep your life decluttered.
4. Multi Task
It is exactly because people are busier today that they have to accomplish more in the same amount of time. Make a list of all your necessary activities. Now match them up. Which activities could you do simultaneously?
If you were a passenger in a car, you could delete unwanted emails from your phone. If you were watching television as part of family time, you could be gift wrapping or exercising. Be creative as far as combining activities, and you’ll accomplish twice as much in the same amount of time.
5. Online Shopping
Busy people have to find ways to cut corners. Cutting travelling to stores out of your life is one way. Many places offer free shipping if you spend a certain amount or at certain times of the year.
In conclusion, by adopting these tips, you will save time and declutter your life. The 24-hour day may not have grown, but your productivity will have increased.