Save Time: How to Make The Most of Your Most Valuable Asset — Jamie Pittman

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Save time for yourself, and you’ll be exponentially happier. Photo by Aron Visuals on Unsplash

On average, I spent about 2.5–3 hours in the car. On some workdays, it might’ve been more.

When I sold the house, I vowed to never waste time like that again. Unfortunately, there is not a lot you can accomplish in the car. You can listen to books and podcasts, or catch up with loved ones on the phone. That’s about it.

In a single year (assuming I was commuting 2 hours/day, Monday — Friday), I lost a minimum of 520 hours driving.

Not to mention, sitting in traffic like that made me incredibly miserable. I was so much angrier about everything. It was horrible.

You can’t put a price on (personal) time.

I mean, I guess you can. You can easily calculate how much money you generate per hour, week, and year. But your personal time? I think that is much more difficult to slap a price tag on.

Get someone or something to help you with cleaning.

Earlier this year I spent $99 on a robot vacuum. I have two dogs that shed, and I can tell you that this purchase has been well worth every penny. I no longer have to spend time vacuuming the dog hair off the floor every day.

Time Saved on Cleaning Each Month: 12 hours

Workout at home.

The gym that I go to in my area of town is only about a 5–7-minute commute. But it’s often crowded (an issue pre-COVID) and I will have to wait to get on machines or use the squat rack.

Time Saved By Working Out at Home Each Month: 10 hours

Live near where you work.

This strategy isn’t super relevant at the moment because most folks are not commuting right now, but I think it is something to keep in mind for the future.

Time Saved by Moving Closer to Work Each Month: 30 Hours (based on 45-minute commute each way)

How do you save time?

This list is just the tip of the iceberg in ways to save time. What are some strategies you use to maximize or save time?

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Developer, writer, athlete, & master of some. My blog: jamiepittman.com — Subscribe! Connect w/ me on IG: jamie_lyn_pittman & LinkedIn: https://bit.ly/34DbEtf

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