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How To Make the Most Of Your Time When You Don’t Have Any

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With people having to work two and three jobs just to make ends meet, you have to wonder how you are supposed to have time to do anything else at all. Having small children also takes up a lot of your time and leaves you wondering how you will get things done.

190374_1884771646600_2346578_nWhether it means not having time to clean your house, do your laundry, working on your hobbies or exercising, you have to figure out how to plan the time into your day. Writing out a schedule and a separate to-do list is a step in the right direction. Penciling in specific times to do things from your t0-do list will allow you time to devote to your project, even if it is only a half hour a day. Otherwise, trying to find time or waiting for a free moment can be near impossible.

When it comes to cleaning your house, clean one room a day. For instance, thoroughly clean the living room one day. The next day, first do a quick straightening up of the living room and then move on to the kitchen, and so forth. Plan 20 minutes a day to workout to an online yoga video. Give yourself half an hour to an hour to meet with a friend for a cup of coffee.

These things are important to your well-being and leaves you with a feeling of accomplishing something, rather than nothing at all. After all, life is for living, so be sure to make the most of it.

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Are survey sites wasting your time?

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Are survey sites wasting your time?

If you’ve been complaining about not having enough time to do the things you want to do, yet you spend lots of time trying to make a couple extra dollars doing surveys or working on sites that pay you literally in pennies, like Amazon Turks, etc. I’ve got something to say to you: Quit the time-wasters, surveys, Turks, etc! Don’t waste your precious time on those penny jobs! Do you even realize how much time you spend answering questions that even qualify you for taking that $2.00 survey that will take you at least a half hour to do? And, sure, there are a few Turks that pop up that are worth your while. You’ll find them every now and then. But you’ll spend a lot of your time looking for those, while you do the penny ones that you come across in between.

Quit the time-wasters, and before you know it, you’ll have more time for exercise, blogging,  going for walks, doing something fun with your kids or other projects. Keep yourself on a schedule, and actually plan on what you are going to do with your free time. Keep your off-days your off-days. You need them! You really do. Take some time to actually enjoy life. Yeah, and you know that long to-do list you’ve had going? Just watch how things start getting crossed off of it. You won’t even notice the difference that not having those few extra pennies make.

OK, don’t get me wrong. I realize you need extra money, which is why you were doing those trivial tasks in the first place. And that is not going to change. You will still need extra money. We are talking about the time you are wasting on these penny jobs versus time you could be spending on doing other things.

If you still need extra money, get a second JOB! Now, this could also be something that you do online from home. But make sure it is a real job, where you actually GET PAID FOR YOUR TIME! Obviously, you won’t be freeing up time for fun stuff when you take on another job. BUT – you will have more MONEY to enjoy those rare moments of free time that you do have. After all, we can’t have everything, can we?