Time is such a strange and elusive thing. It’s something we’re always trying to find more of — for yourself, to get things done, and to spend doing the things you enjoy.
Though it’s not tangible, it can often feel as though time is something we’re up against or chasing after. The fortunate thing is, by changing our approach, it’s possible to alleviate some of the strain and feel more time-rich.
If you often find yourself wishing there were more hours in the day, these useful tips can help you restructure your day-to-day and reclaim more moments for you.
Prioritize your to-dos
This one might sound obvious, but it’s because it works.
Our busy lives can often feel cluttered with things that need to be done and items to be checked off our lists. But by taking a moment to distinguish which line items are most important and urgent, you can feel assured that, at the very least, you’re tackling what matters.
Be realistic about your to-do list and remember you’re just one person. Get what’s most pressing out of the way first and treat the rest of your accomplishments as a bonus.
Use a comprehensive online grocery service
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Imagine if time-consuming tasks, like doing groceries, could be refined to a few swift clicks? Well, the future is here and it’s about to save you tons of time (and money — because living in Vancouver is expensive enough).
Forget about spending hours going to the grocery store, loading your cart, and unpacking your trunk, and consider having everything delivered right to your door with Walmart’s Online Grocery Delivery instead.
Since Walmart is more than your typical grocer, the beauty of the service is that you’ll also have the ability to consolidate many different errands into one. The breadth of their online grocery aisles includes grocery standards, like fresh produce, frozen foods, and pantry staples, as well as health and beauty products, household supplies, pet food, and even select general merchandise items.
With more delivery time slots being made available than ever before, you can also choose a contactless delivery time that fits best into your schedule. Plus, get $10 off your first online order using promo code WALMART10.
Delegate, delegate, delegate
It’s time to reject the notion that you’ve got to do it all on your own; unabashedly ask for help when you need it.
This applies to domestic tasks around the house that can be outsourced to a cleaning professional or your partner (or roommate). It’s equally relevant to other realms of life, like work, in which you should feel able to delegate or share tasks with your teammates.
What matters is your ability to recognize what’s reasonable for you to manage and to ask those around you to help share the load when there’s too much on your plate.
Test time management strategies
Once you’ve learned to properly manage your time, you’ll always feel like you have enough of it.
The secret is making the effort to contemplate in advance how much time you’d like to dedicate to each of your engagements. Think of your day like a pie chart that needs to be divided into segments.
Allow yourself plenty of time to tackle the biggest, most important things on your list so you don’t feel panicked or rushed (no more Sunday Scaries). Set aside smaller chunks of the day to dedicate towards smaller tasks — like running a quick errand or sending an email.
Make time for yourself
Even on days when you feel most pressed for time, be sure to find at least 30 minutes for yourself to relax or do something you enjoy.
It might seem inconsequential, but giving yourself a break can be as practical as it is useful. Finding a bit of time to recharge can replenish the energy and motivation you need to get things done.
Putting pressure on yourself to push through and be productive will feed the illusion that you’re saving time in the short term, but only at the risk of burning yourself out and getting less done in the long run.
Find the freshest food and lowest prices, all while reclaiming more time for yourself, by using Walmart Online Grocery.
Take advantage of the service on all orders over $50 by using the Walmart app on your phone or visiting walmart.ca/grocery. You’ll also get $10 off your first online order when you use promo code WALMART10.