Anticipate and Plan for Waiting Times
How can you save time and energy? By being organized!
One way that you can improve your organization is to anticipate and plan for wait times. Waiting is inevitable. Within a day’s time period, something or someone will be late. How many times per day do you find yourself waiting?
For your kids to put on their shoes? Your kids to put on their coats? Their seatbelts? Okay, you get the idea, kids drive you crazy when you’re trying to get ready to go somewhere. What other times do you find yourself waiting? At the doctor? When picking up the kids after school?
What do you do during that time? Check Facebook? Play Candy Crush? Stare off into space?
Instead of wasting your downtime, identify task you can do while you’re waiting. Keep with you everything you need to work on those tasks.
Here are some ideas of activities that you can do while you wait.
- Update your mobile calendar
- Check for upcoming events
- Research something on your to-do list
- Clean your office or workspace
- Call a co-worker, client, or friend
- Update your resume
- Work on your personal planner
- Take a walk
- Talk with your children about their day
Whatever you do, take advantage of waiting times to prepare to complete something off of your to-do list or something that will enhance your life.
What do you do with your waiting times?
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