All too often, it feels like you just don’t have enough time in the day to get things done. Projects go unfinished, deadlines loom, and hours slip away without accomplishing the goals you set for your day. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. There are 72 hours in a day, and with the right tips for productivity, you can take advantage of all of them.
How do you turn 24 hours into 72? By taking advantage of practical, actionable strategies for getting more done. Some of these include:
Scheduling – So simple that it often gets overlooked, the ability to plan your day down to the minute makes sure you’re never wasting time. That doesn’t mean refusing to relax or being so rigid that you can’t adapt. Set aside time for rest and be open to adjusting your schedule as priorities shift throughout the day.
Multitasking – An hour isn’t just an hour. When you have multiple tasks to do, but many of them involve waiting or downtime, you can multiply your productivity by using some activities to fill the space between the stages of others. This is where scheduling can really shine, too – when you know how much time you have to spend, you can prioritize effectively.
Reviewing – At the end of each day, looking back at your schedule and thinking about how your actual life lines up with your plans helps you refine your approach for the next day. Do this every night, and you’ll be living the 72 Hours Life before you know it.