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Learn 50 ways to improve yourself with the tips in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Some backbone
- A day planner
- Some time to organize yourself
Learn to say No
Let’s face it: We all have friends we’ve outgrown and favors we do for lack of backbone. Learn when to put your needs before others.
Make appointments with yourself
When you’re planning your week or month, block chunks of free time for yourself, then honor them as you would a business meeting or a date with a loved one.
Get yourself organized both at home (clean your closets, take care of mail as it comes) and at work (clean off your desk, create a filing system) so you don’t waste time looking for things.
See what tasks you can slough off on others – junior employees at work, your spouse, kids if you have them. If you can afford a housekeeper a few times a month, do it.
Buy in bulk
Cut down on trips to the store by buying as much as you can in bulk. Invest in a second fridge or a stand-alone freezer if you have the room.
Cut down on computer use
Checking your email compulsively and surfing the web can eat up enormous amounts of time. Check your work email at a few set times during the day, and leave your home computer off except when you have a specific task to accomplish.
Put an end to writing and mailing checks by paying all your bills online. If your health plan allows it, get your prescriptions by mail.
Relax and put your feet up – you’ve earned it!