Want to Make the Most of Your Time? Try this Simple Hack!

Want to make the most of your time? Use this simple hack today!

Although I strive to make the most of my time during work hours, there are nevertheless moments throughout the day when I’m left with small pockets of free time.

I will finish one project, and for one reason or another, there’s not enough time to start the next big task.

Maybe I have to teach in 10 minutes. Maybe I’m waiting for someone to show up for a meeting. I might be sitting at the doctor’s office waiting for my name to be called.

You know these moments, right?

Usually, we fill these blocks of time with rather mindless tasks, like scrolling through Facebook, watching Instagram stories, playing games on our phone, etc.

If you can relate to this scenario, then you’re in for a treat. Because today I’m suggesting a simple productivity hack that will help you use those valuable moments wisely.

Are you ready for it?

Want to make the most of your time? Use this simple hack today!

Make the Most of Your Time With This Simple Hack.

If you want to make the most of your time when these spare moments pop up, the secret is being prepared for them.

How? Simple!

Create a running list of short tasks that you need to accomplish: meal planning for the following week, writing a thank you note, reading that blog post that you have bookmarked, schedule your dog’s vet appointment, etc.

Then, the next time you have an open pocket of time, open your ongoing list and choose one task.

Because they are a minimal time commitment, you can knock out several tasks on your list with ease. What’s more, you’re doing so during those hidden pockets of time usually wasted on social media.

Can I get a #HeckYes?

So take a moment – right now – and open up the notes app on your phone. Create an ongoing list of all the small tasks you do on a regular basis. Then, next time you have a little downtime, pull up your list, pick an item, and get started!

I think you’ll surprise yourself with all that you accomplish; those few minutes here and there add up to a super productive day!

Looking for some quick – yet highly productive – activities that you can add to your list? Grab this list of 60 tasks that you do in 60 seconds or less!

Let’s do this!

Grab your list of one-minute tasks now!

Question:

What is your favorite productivity hack? Leave it in the comments below!

42 thoughts on “Want to Make the Most of Your Time? Try this Simple Hack!”

  1. Brittany Limberakis

    Yes! I have a weekly planner that I do every Sunday and a daily task list and they always help keep me on track 😊

  2. This couldn’t have come at a better time! I just added the Trello app to my phone and I am loving having lists in a very organized and intentional way. Your one minute task list is fabulous! Thanks so much for that – great idea!

  3. I have found that making a detailed to do list does help. I can focus on small things in my free time.

  4. Another one of my hacks is to set a timer on a Monday for five minutes and write down all of my blog ideas and ususally a theme emerges. This has helped me numerous times rather than wasting time thinking what to write about. I do need to create more pockets of time though to keep me on task

    1. I love this idea, Sheila! I am definitely going to try it this Monday! Thank you πŸ™‚

  5. This is such a great idea! I find myself spending a lot of time in my car waiting for kids. This is such a better way to pass that time rather than mindlessly scrolling social media.

    1. Heck yes, Christa! The carline is such a great time to play catch up on things. πŸ™‚

  6. This is a great idea. I often find myself with 5 minutes of random spare time that I tend to fill with scrolling Pinterest or Instagram on my phone. I bet I could knock out a bunch of annoying tasks with that time instead!

  7. I love the idea of making a quick note (on your phone, no less!). I actually get caught with a “break” at times where I’d love to access this quick list and be more productive.

  8. I really like this idea! So often I spend time trying to think about what I can do in a few spare minutes that by the time I think of something, it’s too late to do it because I’m on to the next thing.

  9. It’s so profound, yet I’ve never thought of this. I’ll start preparing for my pockets of free time more.

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