How to be a More Efficient Person Every Day

Do you feel like you waste a lot of time and resources each day? If so, you’re certainly not the only one. There are plenty of people out there who don’t get things done and move through tasks with the pace and efficiency they know is or should be possible. However, changing yourself and becoming a more efficient person is possible, and it’s not out of reach for you. Here’s how you can be a more efficient person every day of the week.


Eliminate the 80% of Stuff That Doesn’t Matter


The 80/20 rule states that about 80% of the stuff we do each and every day is pretty much pointless. That might be a difficult thing for you to accept but many successful people accept its truth these days. This means the aim for you should be to eliminate the pointless and minor things you do each day. By saving time in that way, you will have more time to spend it in other ways.


Pause Before Throwing Things Out


Throwing things into the bin is an automatic thing for many of us. Of course, you need to recycle rather than throw things away, but that’s not the only reason why you should pause before throwing things out. Your old clothes can be fixed or altered at, and that allows you to keep hold of things. You then don’t have to throw things away, create waste or buy other things to replace them.


Use Your Mornings to Set the Precedent for the Rest of the Day


The morning is perhaps the most important time of the day for you. If you can use your mornings wisely, you could set your day up for success. But if you don’t, you could be on a path to complete and abject failure with regards to your efficiency plans. The morning can set the precedent for how your working day will pan out as a whole, so get things prepared and start the day in the right kind of way.


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Complete One Task at a Time#


One of the biggest myths surrounding the idea of efficiency is multitasking. There are still so many people out there who think multitasking can save them time and resources but it’s simply untrue. When you try to do multiple things at once, you rarely save much time, and the work you do produce will be of a lower overall quality too.


Leave the Easy Stuff Until the Afternoon


Us humans tend to put off the things that seem difficult to us initially. No one likes having to push themselves to the absolute limit; it can be tiring and messy for you. That’s why you should try to tackle the most difficult aspects of your day before you even reach lunch. After that, you can spend the rest of the day taking care of the simple and easy stuff that’s not going to pose you any problems at all.


Being more efficient is mostly about paying more attention to things you do and how those things can be changed in order to maximise the outcomes you see. So make the most of these ideas and start becoming a more efficient person today.

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Aprill Coleman is an award-winning beauty, lifestyle and wellness blogger and freelance writer based in Jackson, Mississippi.

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