Save 20 Hours a Week By Removing These 4 Useless Things In Your Life

“Get more done by doing this!” “Do this and be more productive!” These are common headlines in the productivity space.

“Your energy and time are both limited, so don’t waste them on what those inconsequential to your life are doing, thinking, and saying.”

So let’s remove all those inconsequential things to make space for things that actually matter. Here are 4 things you can remove from your life to gain 20 extra hours each week.

1. Your to-do list

A cluttered to-do list leads to decision fatigue, which gets you stressed. “Analysis paralysis” is a thing. When you’re faced with too many choices or a list of things to do, you’re more likely to feel overwhelmed.

2. Uncertain waking hours

Do you ever feel like you’re just trying to survive the day before you’ve even started?

3. Repetitive tasks

Software and AI are becoming better at automating menial, repetitive tasks. So far, many of these tools are inexpensive or free. So use them.

4. Unnecessary screen time

It’s easy to fall into the trap of endless scrolling and mindless browsing. We sometimes forget how much time we spend on our screens.

  • Keep your phone away when you’re working. Physical distance from it will help keep you more focused on the task at hand.
  • Finally, don’t bring your phone to bed. Leave it out of your room. Your sleep and your dreams don’t need your phone screen.

It’s not enough to be “busy”

Henry David Thoreau once said:

“It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants.”

Thoreau lived in the mid-19th century. But what he said is even more relevant today. So always ask yourself; “Are these things that keep me busy truly important in my life and career?”

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