1. Know Your Strengths
Identify your strengths and use them to your advantage. What things are you best at? Identifying your best qualities and seeking out opportunities that celebrate these qualities will allow you to be efficient in your work. If you are good at math, working at a bank is an easy fit for you.
2. Know Your Weaknesses
Identify your weaknesses and employ help to conquer tasks that require those skills.While we use our strengths to our advantage, we don’t have to think of our weaknesses as setbacks. Identify what you are not good at and find others who can help you. Don’t spend a lot of energy on a subject you are not adept at and let someone else pick up the pieces so you can continue to get things done rapidly.
3. Shower at Night
Although it may feel good to suds up in the morning, showering at night will shave at least 15 minutes off the clock. If you have an extensive blow drying or shaving routine, doing those things at night will help you save even more time.
4. Set Alarm Early
Set your alarm for a few minutes earlier. Waking up earlier may not help you be faster, but the added time to your routine will certainly be appreciated when trying to get things done in a hurry.
5. Prep Dinner For The Week
The internet has endless ideas if you’re searching for other ways to do common tasks. Instead of taking the time to plan out recipes for a whole week, search for a meal planning service that will do the leg work for you.
6. Have a Uniform
Rather than having multiple outfits to choose between, wear a uniform or the same variation on an outfit daily. Dressing in black pants and a solid colored top with close toed shoes and simple earrings is a predictable, failsafe outfit that doesn't require much thought when dressing for the day.
7. Fit in Regular Workouts
People who schedule time for fitness and maintain their health and wellness are able to work more efficiently.
8. Use a Planner
Organized people are more efficient! Write down appointment times to arrive wherever you need to be. You will be on time and ready to go.
9. Eat Healthy
Eat a well-rounded diet. Cutting out unnecessary sugars and fats from your diet will insure that you are getting the proper nourishment to work fast.
10. Find Shortcuts
Where appropriate, find shortcuts. If there is a speedier way to do something that won’t sacrifice excellence, opt to do it that way.
11. Break Tasks into Steps
Sometimes you may think the task at hand is too big. Breaking the tasks into small manageable steps may help you get the job done faster. Check off each step to keep you motivated to finish the task.
12. Find Substitutions
Maybe you don’t have the proper ingredients needed for a recipe in your cabinet, but you could still concoct something wonderful by using a little creativity. Don’t have garlic salt? Mix equal parts garlic powder and salt rather than running out to the grocery store.
13. Clean Your Home
Clean your home regularly. Rather than waiting a week to clean the whole house at once do a little every day. This way work doesn't pile up. You’re able to do chores for a couple minutes a day rather than a couple hours once a week.
14. Pick up 20 things
If de cluttering seems overwhelming, try picking up twenty things and putting them in their rightful place. A piece of paper in the drawer, a receipt in the garbage, and a toy put in the bin are already three quick things that take a matter of seconds. In no time at all, you’re on your way to a mess-free zone.
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