What are the time wasters in your day? The thing is, we are not very good at reflecting on what is a good and bad use of time. Sometimes we think that stopping to think and reflect is, in itself, not a good use of time!
Here are two ways to regain time:
1. Analyse how you use time. Look back over the last day, week or month and consider which conversations, activities and meetings made a real difference to you achieving your goals and getting what you want. Then look forward to the next day, week or month and see what you can do differently with your time to get a better result – eliminate some activities and change others.
2. Ask for feedback. It may be that you cannot see your own time wasters. Ask others close to you to help you to identify tasks that you could do less often, more efficiently or stop altogether.