What kind of mountains could you move if you suddenly had two or three more hours of time added to each day? One way to find out is to simply identify and eliminate your top time-wasters. Do that, say social scientists, and you’ll redeem an average of three hours each day to spend on the hopes, dreams people, and projects that are most important to you—that’s 80,000 hours over the course of a lifetime.
Everyone has their own list, but some of the top time-wasters that are easiest to correct are a cluttered desk, a poor filing system, constantly checking e-mails, watching TV, and the inability to say no to friends or co-workers. Time is too short and too wonderful to squander. You are here on earth for a reason. Say yes to the things and people that waste your time, or that take advantage of your big heart.
Pick your top 3 time-wasters and eliminate them right away.