Just like most Americans, you are probably on the go constantly! Running to the office, meetings, the grocery store, meeting friends, going to the gym and the list goes on and on.
Do you feel like you need three or four extra hours in the day to get everything done? You are not alone!
According to a blog from Microsoft, it’s not necessarily that you don’t have enough time; it’s how you are managing your hectic days that make the most impact.
The post from Microsoft says that the best way to begin managing your time more efficiently is to create a detailed to-do list and keep your email under control.
- Make sure you have folders set for any email from bills, to work emails or even your children’s school.
- Also, unsubscribe from emails that you aren’t interested in or don’t provide you any interesting content. For example, if you don’t shop at a certain store anymore, unsubscribe from their daily sale email.
- Also, don’t be an email hoarder! Get rid of what you don’t need and file the rest away.
In today’s 24/7 working world there also are other ways to trim time with the all-important smartphone to make more time for what you WANT to do.
Using a smartphone in business today, whether you are a sales professional or operate a home cleaning business, is essential for time management. You may think that you don’t want to rely so much on a smartphone but there are amazing applications that can save so much time.
This year Turbo Tax is flaunting a new service where you can take a photo of your W-2 and file your taxes from your smartphone! Many tax preparations are more involved but for thousands of people, this is a HUGE time saver.
Expensify is an app that tracks your business expenses and mileage while traveling for business. You can take photos of receipts and even send to your employer, or have your employees send to you!
Dragon Dictation is a speech-to-text app that is a timesaver for anyone that sends texts! Just speak your text and it appears on your phone, the app claims to be 5 times faster than typing!
Here’s one more that we find amazing; Fast Customer. The app actually will maneuver through any automated phone system, waiting until it is connected to a real person. Beyond the time saving aspect, this app will help keep your blood pressure under control!