6 Tips to Add Time to Your 24/7 Work Schedule

“I don’t have time for this!”

How many times do you say that every day? Likely too many. Many of us keep wondering how we can squeeze in some extra time during our 24/7 work schedule to help reduce the long list of pending tasks.

Well, the number of hours in the day are not going to increase. So, it’s up to you to create that extra time you need. The following six tips will get you started on making the most of the time you do have.

1. Stop Multitasking

If you think multitasking will get things done faster, think again. Focusing on one thing at a time is a more productive thing to do. You’ll end up finishing tasks faster.

2. Outsource Your Non-Core Tasks

Learning how to delegate work is something I’ve already recommended. Don’t try to do everything yourself. Get help.

3. Outsource Chores

Outsourcing chores and errands would be a good idea as well. There are services like DoMyStuff that help you with it.

4. Simplify

Try to simplify all the areas of your life – be it your home, your office, the tools you use everyday, things you consume…everything. Focus on eliminating non-essential items that suck up your time.

5. Focus On Quality

As James Chartrand mentioned in a previous WorkAwesome post, being productive in the real sense means focusing on quality instead of quantity.

6. Work from Home

If your commute time is significant, you could ask your boss to let you work from home. If you can convince her that you’ll be more productive, she might agree.

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Abhijeet Mukherjee is the editor of Guiding Tech, a blog that publishes in-depth articles and tutorials on all things tech, including mobile news and tutorials. He's been into web working since 2008 and continues to enjoy each day of it. He loves to interact with people so hit him up on Twitter.


  1. Hi,

    Great tips. I believe and act on all 6 points.

    Point 1 regrading multitasking is spot on. I also get work done faster when I am concentrating on one thing, and not a bunch of things at the same time.


  2. Febby Tan on the 31st July

    I totally agree that focus on one thing instead of multitasking saves time. I’ve tried it. And i believe in focus on quality instead of quantity.

  3. Riya|Crispynow on the 31st July

    yup i agree with you bro multitask will not able to help you to focus ……

  4. Murlu on the 31st July

    Besides stop multi-tasking, I would add that you should try to streamline some of your tasks by batching them together.

    Spend some time to see where you can cut out time out of each task, write down a new checklist and continually improve on it.

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