Originally Posted by TeeKay
What helped me:
-cook in bulk and eat repetitive meals
-become a morning person. Most people who stay up late aren't doing anything productive at that hour
-devote time to a single hobby rather than dicking around with a bunch of stuff
-never put something off if you can do it right this second instead
-schedule time for activities with friends instead of just "hanging out" and doing nothing. When I spend time with my gf it's at a set time and we know what we have planned so we don't waste time deciding
-maximize downtime. I RHET and misc on the metro or if I have nothing else to do at work. I don't bother with it during my actual free time. I also leisure read during down time.
This is good stuff.
- write down your goals were you can see tem every day. Write it very specifically and in a short term tangible way. If you're goal is to lose weight, write "I will lose 5 pounds this month by a 500 daily calorie deficit", not "I will get shredded by summer".
- surround yourself with people that are far better than you in whatever you're pursuing. I think this is very overlooked. Not only does it make you work harder, but you will also learn a ton more than if you would be on you're own or with worse people and you can make great connections as these people are more succesful than you.
- limit the negative stuff in your life. This is not to be confused with occasionally doing boring work, but rather seeing people you don't like, activites you don't enjoy and generally exposing yourself to negativity.
Edit: jusy realized you wrote advice for time management while mine is more for reaching certain goals.