The pace of life seems to be picking up again. We are still a long way from being back to ‘normal’ but our diaries are filling up and our days seem busier.

As we head towards autumn, now is a great time to take a step back and evaluate how we are spending our time. If we didn’t know it already, the events of the last 6 months have proved to us that time is unbelievably precious. So how can we make the most of it?

Here are our tips on how to make your life easier and free up some time for the things and people that matter the most. 

 

FIGURE OUT WHAT’S IMPORTANT 

We all know what is important to us in life such as friends and family, and our physical health and mental health. But we very rarely check in to make sure these are a priority in our every day. Take some time to figure out what your main priorities are in life. With these in mind, every night write down your main goals are for the next day, ensuring at least one is to do with a life priority.

 

DECLUTTER 


Less stuff means less things to worry about. Dedicate some time to decluttering your home. Try to avoid throwing anything away, either upcycle them or pass them on to a new home.

 

A LOVE FOR LISTS

Writing a to do list is a great way to help you organise your day. But be mindful that life is full of unexpected surprise. If something comes up and you don’t complete your to do list, don’t be hard on yourself, there’s always tomorrow.

 

DO WHAT HURTS FIRST

When you are faced with a tricky task or difficult decision, you are more likely to procrastinate and this wastes time. Get the big jobs out the way first and free up time for the rest of your day.

 

MEAL PLANNING

Before your weekly shop, make a meal plan. This will mean you save time in the shop, waste less food and save money. You can even use the same plan each week and tweak it slightly.

 

NAIL YOUR MORNING ROUTINE

How we spend our mornings, often sets us up for the rest of the day. Introduce some meditation or movement to your morning routine to give yourself the best start to the day.
Read more here.

 

PUT IT ON REPEAT

We don’t want life to be boring, but you can save time but putting some things on repeat. Do the washing every Thursday, wear the same outfit every Monday, have the same meal every Tuesday, these may seem repetitive but it can help you free up some time during those non-stop weeks.

 

PROTECT YOUR TIME

Can you give those drinks a miss and take some time for yourself? Can you pick the work up tomorrow morning instead of staying late in the office? Learn to say ‘no’ to yourself and others. If you were given one extra hour a day, what would you do with it? Whatever the answer is, the truth is if you are strict enough, you can make time to do these things.

 

Who to follow for time-saving life hacks.

@5.min.crafts

@youneedavicky 

@mariekondo 

@simplyspaced