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How To Live A Productive Life

By Sophie Cruz

It seems like the older we get, the more we look back and regret all the time we wasted. We start to see how precious time is, and we want do good things with the time we have. There are a few things most of us have in common to save time, and this article will talk about how to make them work for you.

One big waste of time comes from watching television, and you should keep it off instead of using it for nothing more than background noise or something to do. Watch television only when there is a specific program you are interested in, and then do something interesting and constructive with that time instead.

Taking it a step further, think about recording your favorite programming so you can watch it at your convenience. This way, you’re not stuck to following a schedule set by the television and you can also speed through the commercials. Think about how much time you can save by doing that. It adds up fast. In addition to television, another huge waste of time is spent by waiting. Whether it is at the tax office or the doctor, bring something with that you can work on while you are there.

The second greatest time waster is when I have to sit and wait somewhere. Being stuck at the DMV is not fun for anyone, and waiting at the doctor’s office can be very boring. I learned that by bringing my homework with me, or doing work on my laptop made the time go faster, and I had extra time later to do what I want.

Another trick is to stop using the car radio for information and entertainment. So much programming is filled with useless junk that you don’t enjoy your time as much. Download a podcast or your favorite music and listen to that instead. Cars are great places to listen to audio books as well, saving time down the road as well.

Stay off your phone when you are driving as well. It is dangerous and you should always have your hands free.

This is just a couple of general examples to prick your brain into thinking of ways to save time in your own life. Think of how your days are structured and notice how much empty time you have, and then fill those spaces with things that will save and improve the quality of time you have.

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Cruz, Sophie "How To Live A Productive Life." How To Live A Productive Life. 22 Jun. 2010. 1 Oct 2014 <>.

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Cruz, S (2010, June 22). How To Live A Productive Life. Retrieved October 1, 2014, from

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Cruz, Sophie "How To Live A Productive Life"

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