How long has it been since you last asked where the time in your day went? A busy schedule quickly minimizes the twenty-four hours you have in a day, but psychology tricks might help keep you on track.
Psychology tricks work to stimulate your mindset by keeping you active, positive and productive throughout the day. Instead of questioning where the time in your day went, you’ll begin to ask what to do with the extra time you’ve found in your day.
Increase your well-being and mental state-of-mind by implementing one or more of the following psychological tricks into your daily routine.
1. Today’s To-Dos
Set deadlines for yourself. Deadlines instill a sense of urgency and can often lead to knocking your number one task out at the start of each day. Plus, it doubles as a bonus by creating positive energy at the start of your day rather than negative energy through worry.
2. Minimize to Maximize
Shuffle out background noise and learn to hone in on the important tasks of each day. Removing time-wasters from your daily schedule can open time for focusing on the productive work. Wiggle room in your daily schedule can help shave time weekly — giving you room for necessary work and removing stress.
3. Find Your Friends
Find time to be social during long work days. Being social for small bits of time may increase creativity and productivity throughout the day.
4. Pat on the Back
Train your brain to desire rewards for completing tasks well and on schedule. Congratulating yourself is okay.
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5. Routine. Routine. Routine.
Create a routine that works for you. You might not see results daily, but each day adds to the bigger picture. Even some of life’s well-known creatives implemented routines.
6. One Eye on the Clock
Grow an awareness of the time you’re wasting throughout the day. By noting how long individual tasks take you, you’ll encourage yourself to cut out the unnecessary time.
7. Stretch Your Strengths
Don’t drain your energy worrying about what you can’t do, instead challenge yourself with what you can do and allow that to energize your tasks.
8. Present Over Future
Focus on what you can do today. Rather than allotting energy toward worry for your promotion at the end of the year, concentrate on creating a better work atmosphere for yourself today. You accomplish big goals through small steps.
9. Change of Scenery
Move around throughout the day. A new environment can stimulate your senses and keep you alert while sparking new ideas. Research also shows that the more scenic your environment, the greater impact on your health.
10. Welcome Vulnerability
Allow uncertainty to be a part of your daily life. Understand and accept that you’re going to fail at different tasks, but it’s worth giving it a shot. Striving to make yourself a stronger individual is scary yet rewarding.
Find Extra Time in Your Day
Everyone’s experienced the feeling of wishing they had more time in a day. Now’s your chance to make that wish a reality. By implementing one or more of the above trickery tips, you’ll find yourself well on your way to opening up time for other opportunities.
Whether you choose to work through this list one trick at a time or all in one day, find which tricks work best for you. There’s no harm in pushing yourself out of your comfort zone, especially if it means reaping the rewards in the long haul.
What do you wish you had time to accomplish today? Make time and do exactly that.
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