time             There are 1440 minutes in the day. You're probably awake for about 960 of them. So, it’s important that you make the most of every single one of those minutes. Here are some tips for making the most of your time. 1. Handle things once Do tasks as soon as they come up. Answer emails immediately, clean your room and wash your dishes. Otherwise, you won’t go back to the tasks and will likely put them off for a long time. Happiness and habits writer Gretchen Rubin says: "If I can do something in less than one minute, I don't let myself procrastinate. I hang up my coat, put newspapers in the recycling, scan and toss a letter. Ever since I wrote about this rule in 'The Happiness Project,' I've been amazed by how many people have told me that it has made a huge difference in their lives." 2. Don't look at your phone first thing in the morning You know how it goes. You look at your phone “for just one minute” and next thing you know you’ve missed your first few classes of the day. Rather, avoid looking at your phone in the morning. Nothing on Facebook or Twitter Is that urgent anyway and it’ll probably just leave you in a bad mood. 3. Make use of waiting time Those moments when you’re waiting for someone else are all opportunities when you could be doing something else. This could be while you’re waiting at the clinic or when you’re waiting for the kettle to boil. You could use this time to read a book or interesting articles, or even listen to your favourite new podcast. 4. Avoid analysis paralysis This is when you can’t make a decision because you’ve got too many options and battle to weigh up what’s best. To avoid this, give yourself a time limit to make your decision. 5. Good enough is Sufficient Sometimes good enough is sufficient. Not everything has to be perfect. Obviously, if you’re completing an assignment weighing up the pros and cons of various types of corporate finance, that should be as close as possible to perfect. But other things, like making a sandwich or blow drying your hair, don't have to be 100% perfect. 6. Write it down If something is bothering you, write it down. Take a moment to write down what’s on your mind and you’ll have more time to concentrate on other more important, more pressing issues. Image: Pexels

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