Time is limited. We have only so many seconds, hours, and days to spend. Before we know it we look back and realize that we have wasted lots of time. Time that could be used to be productive and time that could be used for important products. Defining what is most important to you and aligning more of your time to those activities is beneficial for being productive and maximizing enjoyment in your life.
If you think about the amount of time we spend in activities we don't enjoy or that are not necessary we might be astounded. On any given day we are driven by our habits to complete certain rituals and actions we believe are important but ultimately make little difference in the quality of our lives or career aspirations. Aligning our activities to our dreams can make a big difference in our achievement.
Know what You Want to Accomplish
This is a big issue for a huge percentage of society. Lots of people move through life without real goals or ambitions. They take each day as they can which is great but then fail to find a greater meaning and purpose in their lives. Unless you have some goals you want to achieve you will forever be stuck in the wasted time trap where activities are lack direction.
Review Your Time
Just because you are busy doesn't mean you are wasting your time. Work, family, and extra curricular activities all have their place in creating balance. Yet understanding which activities are contributing the most and which are not is important. Sometimes we are busy to be busy and one activity in that arena is fine for our needs. Getting a good grasp on your time and where you spend it is important for mastering it.
Remove the Waste
Get rid of the activities and wasted time that doesn't contribute to your life. If cleaning your house is slowing you down hire someone to come in once a week, if laundry is too much consider dropping off your clothing, or if others demands are too much consider saying "no". You only have one life to live so ensure that you are spending the time you want as wisely as you can.
Realign Your Time
Now that you understand where you waste your time and removed those activities that are not beneficial you will need to realign your time in a way that leads to greater accomplishment. If you need to accomplish some big project or enjoy some activity schedule more time with these events. The more you can adjust the more goals you will accomplish.
Enjoy Your Time
If you don't enjoy your time you won't be consistent. Make sure that the time you are spending is very enjoyable and has meaning to you. Someday you will look back at all that time you spent and how you spent it better have some value for you or you will regret it. Success and happiness can come together.