What would you do with an extra hour a day?

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What would you do with an extra hour a day?

Whether you are an alarm-snoozing person or an up with the larks to pull on your running shoes person we would all like a bit of extra time in the day. Whether you spend that having breakfast in bed, hitting the gym or working on your novel.

Squeeze all the productive moments out of your day that you can. For all its convenience there is a lot of downtime in modern life and it can be better spent than reading the Metro or looking at cats on the internet.

The first step is finding out what you are actually spending your time on right now. You can use an app or a good old fashioned pen and paper to make a time diary. It might be massively at odds with what you think you are doing. It will definitely reveal some good chunks of time that you are wasting that can be used on something more important.

You might not be able to eliminate your commute but you can harness that time to pursue your goals. Listening to audiobooks or podcasts is always a good use of this time but you aren’t just limited to absorbing information. With MessageMia you can brainstorm ideas for a new project, make a note of a great opening sentence, draft speeches and emails or get a head start on your day and write your to-do list. All hands-free and on the go so you can hit the ground running when you arrive.

Tools like offline Gmail, MixMax and Boomerang give you great control over your email. You can write your mails anytime, anywhere, and then schedule them to be sent at a more appropriate or convenient time. You won’t forget the drafts and you free up time when it suits you. There are lots of other services that will make your life easier from behind the scenes provided you don’t waste too much time or get distracted while looking for them.

With just a little preparation time you can save more time in the long run. Pack your bag or lay out your clothes the night before. Set up deliveries for your weekly shop and put as much of the minutiae of your life as you can on auto-pilot.

Spend your time wisely and make the most of it with these tips courtesy of MessageMia.

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