You don’t really think that things around you can affect you enough to take up your time – especially not when you’re in the office. For most people who are freelancing, this is just a space in their home with a few added qualities. But the truth is, there are so many things sitting around you right now that you aren’t even thinking about, which are wasting seconds, minutes and sometimes hours of your time.
Buy cheap pens, and they’ll only start to run out within a few uses. Then there are the ones that you can’t get to grips with no matter how hard you try. The ones that leak, the ones that spread ink all over your desk and see you scrubbing at them armed with a can of aerosol deodorant and any makeshift rag that you can find. Invest in a good quality pen that you know that will be suitable for the way that you write and will last you a good while. That way you won’t be spending time and money searching for one that works and constantly replacing the ones that don’t do the job.
Hot drinks are a staple in any office; it is things like tea and coffee which give most people the chance to wake themselves up and get a clear focus on the day ahead. In reality, how many times have you let your hot drink sit and go cold while you’re working on a project? It doesn’t even have to be something entirely work-related; it happens if you’re decorating your home, answering the door, focusing on a child’s need … anything and everything. You need to cut out the time going to make yourself another brew. Whether you invest in coffee cups with lids to retain the heat or stick to drinking cold drinks throughout the day, these are things which all add up to saving you time. Set yourself a water challenge of drinking the recommended amount daily. It’ll help keep you off the hot time-wasters for the time being.
Can you type faster than your keyboard will allow you to? Or maybe you spend so long adjusting your wonky chair that you know will never get fixed? It’s time to ditch the bad equipment. Yes, you guessed it – these are all things that factor into your time getting completely and utterly wasted. Invest in new things or don’t use what you have got. At the very least, factor in time around it. The minutes will add up sooner than you realize.
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Instead of searching around for something and realizing that you don’t have it, or trying to construct something to act in its place, think about how much time that you’re wasting doing this. It may propel you to purchase what you need. Time is something that you can’t put a price on unless you know that it’s either being wasted or utilized, so make sure that you are aiming for the latter.
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