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  • Time is important, but we end up wasting most of it.

  • Take a look at how you have spent your day today, for example, you probably didn't accomplish much.

  • In fact, an average adult spends 5 hours every single day on social media which adds up to 15 years over of a lifetime.

  • But there is actually a different reason why you end up wasting your time.

  • I remember when I was in college.

  • At the beginning of the semester, I would imagine myself writing a great assignment, because I have over a month to work on it.

  • Every single night, I would research a little bit, and write a little bit.

  • So over a month, I would write a perfect assignment.

  • But what would end up happening is that, I would start working on that assignment only a day or two before the deadline.

  • You probably had the exact same experience.

  • It's not a surprise because that's the nature of any human being.

  • According to Parkinson, "work expands, so as to fill the time available for its completion”.

  • For instance, I have to edit this video.

  • I will not finish the task before the deadline, one way or another I will find a way to prolong it.

  • Let's say you have to write a short essay.

  • It will probably take an hour or a maximum 2 hours.

  • But you decide to dedicate your entire day to finish it.

  • When your brain realizes that you have more time to finish the job than you need, your brain will complicate the task to fill all the empty time.

  • Here is how.

  • When you just start writing, you suddenly remember that you forgot to call your doctor.

  • So you will call him first and then get back to work.

  • It is only going to take a few minutes.

  • You will start working much slower.

  • You will get distracted after writing each sentence.

  • You will want another cup of coffee, maybe, or check your Instagram.

  • After every distraction, you need some time to get back your mind to the task.

  • But at the end of the day, the goal is to stretch the task for all the available time.

  • You end up spending an entire day accomplishing a task that only requires 2 hours.

  • That's why if you want to stop wasting your time, you always have to set the minimum amount of time for any task.

  • In fact, it's dangerous when you give it more time than it requires.

  • Because in the process, you feel like you are busy, you are working, you are writing that assignment, you are editing that video, so you can't work on anything else.

  • You can't even rest properly because you are working.

  • But in truth, you aren't accomplishing anything.

  • Here is what you should do.

  • Write down how much time you need to accomplish a certain task, then cut it in half and work only under that period of time.

  • if you need 2 hours to finish that, give yourself only an hour.

  • Don't worry about the quality, your job is to finish the task before the deadline.

  • You will be amazed by how creative you suddenly become, ideas will flow into your mind from everywhere around.

  • You will think of new creative ways to get it done.

  • I am not talking about some kind of hypothetical, unrealistic, extraordinary abilities.

  • This is something that happens to all of us when we are under such circumstances.

  • That's why you finish your assignment right before the submission.

  • Because if you do not submit it the next morning, you are going to fail.

  • Don't stretch the time hoping that you will do a better job, you will simply reduce your productivity and waste your time.

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  • So that you don't waste your time figuring out everything on your own.

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  • I personally use HOVER because It takes only few simple clicks, to find and buy a domain.

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Time is important, but we end up wasting most of it.

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    Celeste posted on 2019/05/11
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