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The 10,000-hour rule – fact or fiction?

The 10,000-hour rule promises to help you become an expert at just about anything, but is there any truth in the theory?

In his best-selling book ‘Outliers’, author Malcolm Gladwell shares his theory that the key to mastering any kind of skill is sheer practice. Rather than being born with some inherited talent or ability in our DNA he says it is actually hours and hours of dedicated training over many years that sets elite performers apart from everyone else. Famous examples of ‘practice makes perfect’ he cites include Bill Gates, Tiger Woods and the Beatles.

The Fab Four
In 1960, early on in their career the Beatles began a residency of shows in clubs around Hamburg, Germany. The band were employed as background entertainment and as such were required to play for 8 hours a-day, seven days a week. This is unheard of in the music industry where live artists will typically play sets anywhere from 45 mins and will only rarely play for longer than 4 hours let alone 8. This meant that by the time the band had their first major successes in 1964, they had already played over 1200 shows which put them on course for unprecedented success in the future.  

Hard Drive
In 1968 a young Bill Gates was studying at Lakeside School in Seattle. Encouraged by his and other students’ interest in computers the school raised funds through jumble sales to invest in the school’s first computer. The old style of computer used worked through an expensive card-based system allowing time on the mainframe. However, instead of limiting the students access to the computers they managed to strike a deal with a parent of a student who allowed the school free mainframe time in exchange for software testing. This allowed Bill Gates to build up years of programming experience ahead of peers and ultimately set Gates up to spearhead a revolution in IT that would result in Microsoft PC’s in homes and offices around the world in years to come.  

Training a Tiger
Pro-golfer Tiger Woods is arguably the greatest golfer of all time. The winner of 14 major championships, 79 PGA Tour wins and 18 World Golf Championship victories, Tiger Woods has shown an obsessive devotion to golf since childhood. Tiger’s father Earl Woods learned to play golf aged 42 and was captivated by the sport competing himself at amateur level in the 1970’s. By the time his son Tiger was just two years old he was already a golfing prodigy and noticeably gifted. His father went on to bring in superstar coaches such as Butch Harmon to develop his son’s game and eventually management who would secure Tiger’s pro status and earn him multi-million deals with the likes of Nike and Titleist breaking all previous financial records in the sport.

Fact or Fiction
Fellow writers such as Seth Godin have lightly criticized the 10,000 hours theory. Godin uses examples of The Doors, Devo and the Bee Gees to counter Gladwell’s claims. None of these hugely successful musicians spent the same amount of time developing their music but were still very successful. Florida State University psychologist Anders Ericsson echoes his thoughts saying that “You don’t get benefits from mechanical repetition, but by adjusting your execution over and over to get closer to your goal”.

Whilst critics seem to argue that Gladwell’s theory is perhaps too simplistic, there are still plenty of valid takeaways to be had. It seems clear that improving in your chosen field means putting in a level of practice, dedication and incremental improvement that many others will simply never push themselves to achieve.

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Understanding the power of a positive attitude

Do you know someone who is always moaning? No matter what happens in their life they always seem to be able to turn it into something negative? Are you one of those people? If so then it’s time for you to harness the immense power of a positive, can-do mindset!

What does the science say?
Human beings seem to be hardwired to be negative. It’s a fact that we gravitate towards darker emotions like anger, disappointment, frustration and sadness, and we shy away from positive ones. Just look at the TV news and notice how much airtime is given to negative things that are happening in the world, and how much is given to the positive actions being made.

However, it doesn’t have to be that way and we don’t have to embrace negative emotions. The science of Neuroplasticity explains how our brains morph and our neural pathways can actually be changed through positive thinking.

“Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to form new connections and pathways and change how its circuits are wired; neurogenesis is the even more amazing ability of the brain to grow new neurons” (Bergland, 2017).

The idea of Neuroplasticity was first introduced by William James in 1890. While it was rejected at the time, today it is widely accepted as being true and is used as the basis for life changing science including restorative treatment for sufferers of mental illnesses, brain injuries, cerebral palsy and strokes. However, as we learn more about the brain and its relationship to neuroplasticity, the potential for growth and change in all of us is becoming ever clearer.  

When treating serious health problems doctors use repetitive mental and physical strategies and activities to literally reset pathways in the brain and overtime strengthen them, like any exercise strengthens muscles. So, how can this be applied to positive thinking? Well, like any muscle the brain can be trained. It has the capacity to rewire itself and become stronger given the right kinds of practice and training.

Neuroplasticity is much more pronounced in children than it is in adults, however there is still a great potential for change. It can help us restore old functions and connections, enhance memory, improve cognition, learning and more.

Practices such as memory tasks and games, juggling, learning to play a musical instrument, learning a new language, yoga, light exercise and brain games like sudoku and crosswords are all proven to helpful in treating the effects of depression and anxiety through the science of neuroplasticity.

Applying this to our mindset
Now while the occasional sudoku puzzle might help you get started, you also need to learn how to be more positive in your reactions to certain situations and your overall mindset. This is where positive thinking exercises can come in.

Start with positive affirmations. These are daily statements or mantras that you repeat to yourself and over time are soaked up by your sub conscious. For example, if you struggle with a short temper then you can say “I am a calm and considered person”. Over time you can start to believe that these things are true and watch as they affect your day to day life.

Another approach to fostering a positive mindset is to try and frame difficult events during your day in a positive way. Here’s an example. Let’s say that your first call of the day goes badly. You speak to a customer, who’s very irritated and decides to take out their frustrations on you. A negative reaction would be to think “Wow, it’s not even 9AM. Today is going to suck”. A positive reaction on the other hand would be to think “Every call is different”.

Finally, you should think about how you speak. Your vocabulary reflects what’s going on in your brain and the more you use negative language the stronger you are making the negative pathways. Instead, you should adjust your chosen words to be constantly positive.  Avoid statements like “I Can’t” and try and reframe them in a more positive way.

How do you maintain a positive mindset? Let us know by connecting on social media at @TimeForYouGroup.

7 ways to overcome burnout in your daily life

Life can be overwhelming. Balancing business, family life and general daily chores can leave even the hardiest of us feeling stressed, fatigued and sorely lacking in motivation.

How does burnout happen?
Burnout happens when our ability to cope with high pressure and stress overcomes our ability to relax and recover. When you’re in the onset of a burnout you might feel lethargic, have trouble relaxing or sleeping and may find it difficult to do even the simplest of tasks. Burnout at work can cause physical problems like digestive problems, exhaustion and stress induced headaches.

While burnout at work has been a problem for a long time, it’s only exasperated by today’s working climate. Many of us not only work high pressure jobs but are also contactable through various mediums (calls, emails and social media) which make it difficult to switch off and create a definitive line between work life and home life. So, how do we stop burnout in its tracks and create a more manageable way of working?

How to stop occupational burnout
One of the best ways to defeat burnout and bring your A-game to the office every single day is to set yourself clear, immovable boundaries.

•    Start by setting defined limits to when you work. From now on your office desk is your only workspace and no work will be done when you step away from it
•    Have lunch every day and take it away from your desk. If you’re not hungry then read a book or a newspaper
•    Start or finish your working day with some light exercise to allow you time to process your thoughts
•    Go to bed at a reasonable hour
•    Delete your email app from your phone and place it on silent mode when the clock hits 5PM
•    Negotiate working hours that work for you and your family with your employer
•    If you’re a freelancer, then decide what hours work for you and stick to them. Make it clear to clients that you are only contactable during office hours except in the case of an emergency.

While this may all sound drastic, it isn’t. It doesn’t mean that you’re being selfish, or that you don’t care about your job – in fact it shows the opposite. By doing this you can relax when you get home and give your body and mind the time it needs to feel fresh and rejuvenated the following day, thereby boosting the quality of your work.

If your workplace culture is too demanding, then you should speak to your employer about finding a more manageable and healthy way of working. If not, then you should start looking for an employer who allies beside you and who values your health as a priority.

Have you ever suffered from burnout at work? What techniques work for you to maintain a work/life balance? Let us know by connecting on social media at @TimeForYouGroup.

Simple ways to stick to your goals

Are you having trouble committing to a goal? Avoiding the gym or skipping on your diet plan? Why is that even with the best of intentions it’s so easy to fall off the wagon? Here we’ll share some small changes that you can make that will help you clarify your goals, focus your efforts and increase your chances of achieving your goals.

1 – Be accountable
The number one way to achieve your targets is to make yourself accountable. Let’s say your goal is to read more books? You can do that by joining or starting a book club with your friends. If you want to cook healthy food, then plan out your meals for the week and buy the ingredients – that way you’ve committed with your wallet. If you’re committed to creating a new physique then start a WhatsApp group with your friends, share workout videos and compare your progress photos – a little peer encouragement can go a long way.

2 – Know what you’re working towards
If a goal is too big then it can feel overwhelming. Be specific with your goals. Why do you want it? What will it look like? Who will be involved? Where will it take you? Asking these types of goals can help you to nail down exactly what it is you want. Now visualize this everyday and embrace the law of attraction.

3 – SMART goals
SMART is a method of goal setting created by John Nocross, a psychology professor at Scranton University. It is an acronym that stands for specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-specific. Learn about how it can add structure to your goal setting here.

4 – The Law of Averages
The Law of Averages says that “the result of any situation will be the average of all outcomes”. How does this apply to goal setting? Well one observation regarding the Law of Averages is that if the theory is true then the people we surround ourselves with on a day-to-day basis could have a big impact on our personalities. Are the people you surround yourself with dedicated? Ambitious? Or are they negative and lazy? Click here for further reading.

5 – Review your progress
One of the biggest problems people have with their progress is that they never stop to take stock of how far they’ve come. If you’re constantly focused on the things you don’t have and the mountains you haven’t yet scaled then it can be easy to become deflated. Try keeping a journal, taking photographs or making notes on your computer of important dates so that you can look back and observe the success you’ve quietly had along the way.

Have any of these approaches worked for you? Let us know by connecting on social media at @TimeForYouGroup.

Secrets for handling life’s frustrations

Life is full of frustrations and irritations. From small annoyances like losing your keys to fully blown life crisis’s that knock your life out of balance. However, when we boil it down the truth to being happy and navigating your way through life’s choppy seas often depends on how well you can stay positive when your anger and frustrations boils up.

What are life’s biggest frustrations?
According to research from Nurofen Express, people in the UK expressed the following day-to-day problems as their biggest irritants:  

1. Your laptop/computer freezing
2. PPI calls
3. Slow Wi-Fi
4. Being stuck in traffic
5. People who take up two parking spaces
6. Public transport delays
7. Junk mail
8. Waiting on the phone for the doctors
9. When people chuck their rubbish out of the car window
10. People who don't use their indicators
11. Pot holes
12. Stepping in dog muck
13. When you hold the door open for someone and they don't say thank you
14. The rising cost of living
15. When people let their children misbehave in restaurants
16. Rude sales assistants
17. Screaming kids
18. Buying property
19. When people hold a conversation in a door way
20. People cancelling on you
21. Noisy neighbours
22. Reality TV shows
23. Road works
24. Middle lane hoggers
25. Your delivery gets lost in the post
26. Computer jargon
27. Forgetting your password
28. Council tax
29. People talking overly loud on public transport
30. People who cycle on pavements
31. Finding the start of the sellotape
32. When people start boarding the train before everyone has gotten off
33. Slow walkers
34. People talking in the cinema
35. Train fares
36. Ordering something online and it is damaged
37. Queuing for the self-service checkout
38. People chewing gum with their mouth open
39. Being charged for extra luggage at the airport
40. Mums on Facebook who constantly upload pictures of their kid
41. Getting stuck behind a tractor
42. Cyclists on the road
43. Paying your bills
44. Speed cameras
45. Motorcyclists weaving in and out of the traffic
46. Not having enough change for the car park
47. Twitter trolls
48. A partner snoring
49. Loud music
50. People asking questions when your programme is on

Of the 2,000 people that Nurofen researched there were a range of different topics and issues that left people stressed – everything from financial pressures, to commuter behaviour and dirty habits. However, the problem often runs deeper than simply putting us in a bad mood and physical annoyances can quite easily spill over and affect both our physical and mental health.

Production vs Reduction
There are many easy and practical steps that we can take to handle stress in our day to day lives and manage it effectively. Equally, however there are reactions that will compound and increase it.

Let’s take a traffic jam for example. When you’re running late for work and you end up stuck in traffic, your reaction might be to get angry – “why is this happening?”, “This is never ending!”. However, by reacting this way you are simply magnifying the problem and making it worse. You are making the problem seem larger than it is. There is no benefit to getting angry about things that you can’t control.

Another reaction to life’s annoyances can be to look for someone to blame. However, even if someone did make a mistake, their fault and their blame does not fix the issue. Instead, find out how it happened, what lessons can be learned and how it can be prevented from happening again.

Maintaining a positive mental attitude prevents you from becoming consumed by your anger and will help you stay calm. It takes time and practice but by focusing on the things you ‘can’ control and refusing to be harmed by the things you cannot, you will find that over time you become a much happier and more resilient person.

How do you maintain a positive approach to life? Let us know by connecting on social media at @TimeForYouGroup.

How to live a life of purpose

How do you define your success? Is it the wealth you’ve accumulated, your career status or something different like the happiness of your relationships? Whatever the answer, many people can find themselves ticking off the boxes on their to-do-list and still feeling empty. So, what’s the secret to filling that void and feeling more content? We offer some suggestions here for you today.

Find a job that aligns with your values
Most people reading this will agree that they would like to have a job that is filled with purpose and meaning. However, for many of us the opposite is true. Quite often the career path that we are on is very different to how we envisioned. Sometimes it’s for financial reasons, but not always. For a lot of people their job isn’t what they expected, or no longer resembles what it used to be. If this resonates with you then you might want to consider taking steps today to alter your course.

Engage in your passions
One of the easiest ways to improve your overall happiness and satisfaction with life is to follow your passions. This doesn’t mean you have to quit your job and take your biggest hobby full time, but it does mean that you should give yourself time to have fun. Whether it’s reclaiming your evenings from overtime to spend time cooking your favourite food, going to watch live music or playing golf, engaging in the things you are passionate about can be rejuvenating.

Be true to yourself
If you’re catering to someone else’s standards and expectations, then you’re not living your best life. You should never live your life to cater solely to someone else. What does this mean in practice? Well, if you want to move to the countryside – do it, if you want to grow your hair long – why not? Of course, you should think carefully about the path you take in life but if you want to feel fulfilled then you need to follow your heart.

Pay it forward
While you should address your own needs and make time for yourself in your day-to-day, you should also consider what you might gain from service. People who make a meaningful difference through charity work, volunteering and mentorship often report a greater sense of satisfaction with life.

What makes you feel fulfilled in life? Let us know by connecting on social media at @TimeForYouGroup

The magical benefits of grounding: what it is and how it can help you

Few things feel better than the sand between our toes and the grass beneath our feet – but could there be more to going barefoot than just pure pleasure? We investigate the practice of grounding.

Earthing, or grounding as it is also known, is a practice that has gone on for centuries but has begun to spread like wildfire in alternative health circles with the birth of the internet, social media and video sharing websites in recent years with many advocates attesting to a great many health benefits. But is there any substance in their claims?

What is grounding?
Grounding or earthing is the act of placing your body on the ground, whether soil, grass or sand or water allowing your body to make direct contact with the earth. The basis of this practice comes from the idea that the earth possesses a slight negative charge that helps negate the static and positive charges that we build up in our bodies over years of contact with electricity and other types of static.

The benefits of grounding
Advocates claim that the lack of barefoot contact with the earth in the modern age through living in doors, walking on asphalt and wearing rubber shoes has meant that our bodies hold far too much charge which leads to mass inflammation – a key cause of a great number of health problems such as aches and pains, joint problems and even chronic illnesses like heart disease, IBS and diabetes.  Grounding is also said to improve sleep, boost energy, promote calming hormones, stabilize heart rhythms and blood pressure, relieve headaches and colds, benefit menstrual cycles, reduce recovery times from injuries and much more.

What the science says
While the benefits of earthing seem very impressive, critics argue that not enough evidence has yet been gathered to prove either way. So far only small studies have taken place, one of which took a group of people with pain related problems and insomnia. Half the group slept on a grounded sheet, whilst the other half were given a placebo sheet. The grounded group reported a noticeable reduction in their pain, while the other half reported no improvement. However, the jury is still out until larger-scale studies have been conducted.

How to get started with grounding
One of the best aspects of grounding is that it entirely free! If you have access to grass, soil, sand or a place where you can swim in natural water then you are able to get started. However, if you live in an urban area that has very little natural land then you can also purchase manmade earthing products such as mats and keyboard pads which can help reduce the inflammation caused by static charges. So why not give it a go and walk barefoot for 5-10 minutes every day?

Have you tried grounding yourself? Did you notice any benefits? Let us know by connecting on social media at @TimeForYouGroup.

The KonMari method and how it could help you declutter your life

One of the most popular self-help books of recent years has been the ‘The Life Changing Magic of Tidying’ by Marie Kondo. Her book explains a simple yet effective approach to banishing clutter from your home. Let’s take a look at it in more detail.

One look at Marie Kondo’s Instagram account and you might be forgiven for feeling a little bit jealous. Her feed is awash with photos of show home style pictures of divine uncluttered mess. But how achievable is this level of orderliness for the average person?

The Life Changing Magic of Tidying has sold well over 8 million copies around the world to date and a horde of support from both literary and lifestyle critics and many people attest to real lifechanging effects from following her instructions. So, what exactly is her approach to tidying?

Sparking Joy
The core tenant of Marie Kondo’s philosophy is that we should only keep items in our home that ‘spark joy’ in our lives. So many of us pack our homes full of things that we don’t really need, or even want but are unsure as to whether to keep.

One of the biggest problems that people have with mass-clear outs is that they focus on the negative aspect of throwing things away. Instead Kondo encourages people to acknowledge what brings us happiness and cherish those items.

By adopting a principled approach like this you can quickly cut down on the things that you own to create a minimalist, clean aesthetic throughout your home as well as surrounding yourself with positive energy.

Tidy all at once
Marie Kondo encourages people to tidy all at once rather than doing it little by little every day. Instead of removing one item from your wardrobe or tossing out one pair of old shoes every day you should set aside one specific day that you are going to tackle the entire house. Make it as soon as possible so that you can feel the benefits sooner rather than later.

Follow a specific order
When you start tidying it is important that you work methodically. Kondo suggests that you work in order of clothes, books, paper, miscellaneous items and finally keepsakes and mementos (often the hardest items to part with). When working on each group of items you should gather up everything, so instead of dipping from room to room group every item of clothes you own together and ask yourself whether it sparks joy, or you no longer need it. Grouping everything together will help you truly understand how much you have and may help you be more ruthless with your decisions.

Take pleasure in the beauty of a clean room
There’s no harm in some self-indulgence during the cleaning process. Take before and after photos so that you can see how far you have come and try and organize in a way that looks aesthetically pleasing. This could be folding your clothes in a specific way, organizing by colours or something else that makes the photos look great on your Instagram feed. Once the likes and comments start rolling so will the satisfaction of knowing you’ve nailed it with your clutter cleanse.

Small rewards
Kondo’s minimalist strategy doesn’t need to be cold and impersonal. In fact, she actually encourages the opposite. Take your office desk for instance. She says that you should incorporate ‘pockets of joy’ which might be a family photo, a potted plant, an artistic object or something else which hits the ‘spark joy’ button for you.

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Top to-do-list mistakes that you should avoid at any cost

Organising yourself with to-do-lists, whether in traditional paper form or with the help of new-fangled mobile apps is a great way to get more out of your day. However, this handy method of keeping on track needs to be done properly otherwise you could end up derailing your attempts at leading a productive life. Here are a few classic mistakes that you should try and avoid.

Mistake 1 – Long lists
One direct way to sabotage your success is to include too many tasks on your to-do-list. If you’re including projects that are going to take months or weeks to complete, then you’ll simply become overwhelmed. Instead you should try and break things down into smaller ‘subtasks’ and be realistic about what you might be able to get done in a day. You’ll have a greater feeling of achievement if you can tick off small jobs which will mean you can maintain your motivation.

Mistake 2 – Treating all of your tasks equally
To create an effective to-do-list you need to be able to prioritize. Not only should you only include achievable tasks, but you should also grade them as to how urgent they actually are. Go down your list and add a score from one to three with regards to importance and then begin tackling them in that order.

Mistake 3 – Not making a new list
Many people that try out to-do-lists will create one big list at the start of the week and that’s it. The problem with this approach is that everyday our priorities change, and without a regular appraisal of your pending tasks you end up with an outdated list that allows jobs to fall through the cracks.

Mistake 4 – Deviating from your list
Another common problem that conspires to derail our productivity is the introduction of random tasks. A to-do-list should be exhaustive of everything that you really need to achieve that day. If you allow extra tasks to take over then you can end up back at square one. If something needs doing then it needs to go on your to-do-list along with a calculation of how important it is, otherwise you’ll spend the entire day distracted with jobs that might not be all that important.

Mistake 5 – Using multiple lists
It’s a big enough challenge to keep one to-do-list up to date. If you have multiple lists written down on paper, on your phone, on your computer and on another device then you’ll quickly find yourself spinning out of control. The best approach is to have one definitive list that you keep up to date throughout the day and generally speaking the best medium is a plain old-fashioned pen and paper.

Mistake 6 – Forgetting to add expected durations
Let’s say you’ve given yourself a dedicated half an hour for lunch at midday. It gets to 12:15 and you’ve finished a big project early. What do you do with those 15 minutes? You could surf the internet, read the newspaper, check your social media, or you could start on a new task on your to-do-list. However, most likely you won’t want to start work on a job that you’ll only be able to dip your toes into in those 15 minutes of allocated time. There’ll be plenty of tasks on your to-do-list which might only take 10 or 15 minutes, but without writing down the estimated time to complete a job next to each task you won’t know where to start. Make this a key part of your to-do-list to help you get more out of those unexpected periods of free time.

What’s your favourite approach to to-do-lists? Do you have any special techniques or strategies that help you smash your tasks? Let us know by connecting on social media at @TimeForYouGroup.

Secret time management strategies that could save you 8 hours a week

Do you ever feel like there’s not enough hours in the day? You’re not alone. A great many people feel overworked, stressed to the max and generally unable to relax. When you’re stuck between jobs, household chores, the school run and other time-draining tasks, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Here are some ways that you can reclaim some critical hours during the week and free up some time for you!

  1. Analyse your week
    If you can’t monitor it, you can’t measure it. To understand where all your time is going you need to do a thorough log of all your activities during the week. Jot down everything you do during the day and how long it takes you. You’ll then easily be able to see what’s taking up the most time, or where you could shave some valuable minutes. Every little helps and it could all add up to an extra half an hour where you can put your feet up and enjoy a cup of tea.

  2. Adopt a to-do-list
    One way to achieve more out of your day and free up time later on is to adopt a to-do-list. You can list all your priorities in once place and then highlight what is most important or urgent so that you can focus your energies in the right areas.  

  3. Take breaks
    Believe it or not - you will get more work done if you spend less time working. Studies show that one of the most effective ways of working is the so-called Pomodoro Technique. Said to improve focus and increase creativity it encourages people to work in 25-minute periods, taking a 5-minute break after each period. After four of these 25-minute periods have passed you then take a 15-minute break.  After employing this technique for 7-20 days users reportedly notice a profound difference in their ability to handle their workload.

  4. Reduce your exposure to distractions
    Once people begin to observe their daily tasks, social media is frequently reported as one of the major drains on time.  The instant gratification of checking social media feeds on websites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – even just a couple of times every hour – can add up through the day. One way to check your social media less frequently is to turn off your notifications on your mobile phone for everything apart from calls and texts and only checking them at the end of the day.

  5. Group similar tasks together
    Another way to free up lots of time is to group similar jobs together. Whether it’s making phone calls, doing the ironing, sorting through belongings, paying bills or something entirely different. If you prepare everything you need for that particular run of jobs, then you will be able to blast through it much quicker.

  6. Plan your weekly shop and your meals
    A big source of food waste and wasted time comes from not preparing yourself for your weekly meals. If you plan out exactly what you’ll be eating for the week then you save extra trips to the shop or supermarket to top up on what you have you in your cupboards. If you want to go one step further, you could even prepare your meals for the next 7 days one night a week and freeze them ready for you to take to work or quickly dish out in the evenings.

  7. Multitask
    When it comes to household chores you can get much more done if you take on mini-chores as you pass through the house and especially if you can encourage your whole family to adopt this approach as well. For example, if you have to pick up some bread from the shop and the dog also needs taking for a walk – why not do both together? It sounds simple but if you do this regularly it can be very effective.

  8. Be well rested
    It might sound counter-productive but going to bed early is one of the best ways to get the most out of your day. A calm, rested brain is likely to handle day-to-day tasks much easier than one which stayed up all night binging on Netflix dramas!

We hope you find a few of these things effective in reclaiming hours from your busy schedule. Have any of these strategies worked for you? Want to share your own tips? Tweet us at @TimeForYouGroup or visit our tips and advice page for more inspirational content: https://timeforyou.cleaning/tips-and-advice/.