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31 ways to get an extra hour out of each day

How can you get an extra hour out of each day? For many this is a daily challenge. I myself have often wished that there were 27 hours in a day. I'll even settle for 25. Here are some tips to help you squeeze those extra minutes out of your day. Of course, you can adapt these so that they will fit in with your situation.

1. Get up earlier
2. Watch less TV(I mean how many Law & Order spin-offs does one need to watch?
3. Avoid allowing others to waste your time
4. If you don't have to drive to work, use that time to study or plan If you do drive to work listen to a motivational tape on the way to work instead of that mindless do talk.
5. Organize your work; do it systematically.
6. Make creative use of lunchtime.
7. Delegate authority if possible.
8. Spend less time on unimportant phone calls.
9. Think first, then do the task.
10. Do what you dream about doing, instead of just dreaming about it.
11. Work hardest when you're the most mentally alert
12. Eliminate activities which make the smallest contributions to your life.
13. Always do the toughest jobs first.
14. Before each major act, ask "Is this really necessary?"
15. Choose interesting and constructive literature for spare time reading.
16. Learn how to sleep. Sleep soundly, then work refreshed.
17. Skip desserts.
18. Stop smoking.
19. Write notes or letters while waiting for others.
20. Always carry an envelope with paper in it and a few stamps.
21. Combine tasks which are done in the same area.
22. Be prompt for all appointments.
23. Lay out your clothes the night before.(I need to remember this myself)
24. Call on specialists to do work that you cannot do efficiently
25. Learn to read more rapidly.
26. Take a nap after dinner. Then take a shower. Begin the evening hours relaxed & refreshed.
27. Avoid interruptions.
28. Avoid making a big production out of tiny tasks.
29. Search out job shortcuts.
30. Know your limitations.
31. Work to your full capacity.

I know it's tough to break bad habits. However, it is necessary to make sacrifices so that you can be successful. Don't try to implement all of these ideas at once. Implement them one at a time and repeat them until they become a part of your daily routine.

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