5 tips on how to use time wisely


“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot”. Michael Altshuler

When I was a child, I was often talking to my friends about superpowers and superheros. I remember, some of my friends wanted to be able to fly, others wanted to be invisible. Talking about myself, it took me many years to finally realize that one thing I would really want to control is time. Honestly, how many times have you found yourself wishing to stop time for at least five or ten minutes?

I will not lie, it happened to me couple of times. Although we are not superheroes and the time machine does not exist yet, you can be in control of time. Here are 5 tips on how to use time in a smart way.

  1. Create a schedule for the day… and actually follow it. Think what you have to do and write it down. Make it real, give yourself time for breaks and meals. When you first start doing it, you  will want to deviate from schedule, but it becomes easier with time.
  2. Limit time for each task. Think about how much time you need for each task and don’t go over it.
  3. Create “to do” lists. They can make your life much easier. Just write everything down and mention the date when you want to get it done. Learn more about how to create to do lists.
  4. “Waste” your time wisely.If you can’t live without Facebook, decide how much time you can spend on it. It is better to make a plan and spend the right amount of time on it, than end up wasting many hours.
  5. Focus. Remember, it is not about working hard, it is about working smart.



16 thoughts on “5 tips on how to use time wisely

  1. You have a beautiful blog design. I love that you began your post with a thoughtful quote, it made me want to read more. The tips you offered are also great ones. Excellent job Olena!

  2. Your post reminds me of what my mother always tells me: “Time is angry. It waits for no one.” Your post is a great reminder that time is our most valuable commodity – just what I need to remember today 🙂 Looking forward to your next post!

  3. Very nice list and links you posted. By the way, you may be interested in Pomodoro Method Style Time Management (Pomodoro Timer) since you mentioned personal time management in #2. Great blog!

  4. Admittedly this is something I struggle with. I will have to try out these tips and see how it works for me. Thank you for this helpful and insightful post!

  5. Great use of a quote under your picture! I love this blog post topic, as we are students who are often trying not to waste time with our busy schedules. Great tips Olena!

  6. You have such a great introduction to the list. I think almost all people wish they could stop or slow down time. Your post is a great lesson on how to make the most of your time.

  7. I’ll tell you what wasn’t a waste of time, this blog post. Thank you for the advice, I look forward to all the time I will be saving. I am looking forward to your next post, as I continue my personal breakthrough.

  8. The list you provided could really help procrastinators like me stay on track! I am definitely going to give the first step a try and create a schedule to stick too for every day

  9. I would have to agree with Linnea that the quote really grabbed my attention, definitely a good addition to the post- let’s the reader know what you’re going to be talking about.
    As an aside, on the topic choice, it is SO accurate to my life right now… to-do lists have been my go-to since I was able to write, but putting a desired completion date next to the task is what I really need to start doing. Great work Olena.

  10. “Time Flies” its true, but if you schedule everything, time will be under your control. The points you mentioned are very useful. Well written.

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