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5 Hacks To Save Time

I recently asked a client about her best time saving tips.

I was glad she had many great answers.

Now, I’d like to contribute my own thoughts on it.   I believe I can help you live a more effective life.

Without further ado, here are five essential hacks to save time.

  1. Have Clarity

Before anything else, you should have clarity. You need to know where you are going and whether you are on track or not. Otherwise, you could waste a lot of time doing things that turn out to be unnecessary. Worse, you could have lifetime regrets.

Well…how do you get clarity? By investing time in finding it. Take time to reflect on your life and connect with your purpose. Are you going in the right direction? Or have you been off track?

  1. Simplify

After having clarity, you can simplify your life. Eliminate the things that don’t help you get to your destination.   Apply the 80/20 rule and remove distractions. That way your life will become both simple and focused.

  1. Build a Knowledge Advantage

While clarity and simplicity can help you do the right things, knowledge can help you do them the right way. It can help you know the most efficient way to do things. So make your self-education a priority. Build a knowledge advantage.

  1. Build Time Assets

Time assets are things that can save you time in the future. You spend some time to build them, but then they can save you a lot of time down the road.

My favorite time assets are checklists. I have checklists for various tasks that I do. It takes time to build a good checklist, but then I can use it to save a lot of time. Plus, I can be sure that I won’t miss anything. I store my checklists in Evernote.

  1. Outsource

Lastly, you can save time by outsourcing. There are many tasks that you can outsource to sites like Fiverr and Upwork. I do it from time to time for tasks such as graphic design that fall beyond my scope of limitations. Outsourcing can free up a lot of your time.

Doing these five hacks will help you live a more productive life.

Any thoughts? Feel free to share them in the comments.


Loretta Holmes, MA  CMHWC  has 20+ years as a special education teacher in middle and high school settings and three years as a certified ADHD & Life Coach.   She helps individuals and families affected by ADHD and anger management so that they can live a happy, healthy purposeful life. Discover more about ADHD and Life Coaching services offered at or send Loretta a burning question at

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