Life Hacks

5 Simple
Time-Saving Tips

Work smarter, not harder, for the free time you deserve.

With 24 hours in the day and an ever-growing to-do list, effective time management can be your saving grace. But how do you get it all done without losing your mind? Here are a few simple tips on how to work smart so you can enjoy some time to yourself.


Hack the little things

Always be on the lookout for how you can make your tasks simpler. From bookmarking your go-to sites to setting rules on your inbox to letting AI launch your favourite apps instantly on your Galaxy S20, you can foil time stealers by playing it smart.

Write everything down first to get it all out, then circle the most time-urgent tasks and work from there.

Prioritize your to-do list

If your to-do list is feeling endless, a little strategising can go a long way. Do any of your tasks sync up with each other? Can any be done at the same time? What absolutely must be done today vs. tomorrow? Prioritising your tasks will help you knock them out more efficiently. Jot down reminders for yourself using the S Pen on the Galaxy Note10. The text export feature turns your handwriting into text instantly—which translates to more minutes back in your day.


Set timers to stay on track

Some tasks don’t have a definitive end, so for more abstract to-dos like “tidy up the living room,” try setting a timer using your Galaxy S20. Need to study up for that quiz or presentation? Set your clock for how long you want to dedicate to that task. Once time’s up, move on to the next. This is also a great mental trick to keep you honest and on task.


Respect your “me time”

Now it’s time to pencil in a little time for the true VIP: yourself. Scheduling your me time (and sticking to it) is a necessary step in self-care and helps avoid potential burn-out. Start with simply blocking off time in your calendar for the small but personal things, like an at-home facial or starting that book you’ve put off. Give yourself the same attention you apply to work, errands and your family.


Keep your routine, keep your sanity

Routines help give your life more meaning and balance. No matter how creative you may be, your brain craves a little structure. So trust the process and stick to the methods that help get the job done while saving a little time for yourself too.

Tackle all of your tasks

Grab the tools you need to work smarter, not harder, and feel good about crossing off your to-dos.

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