We believe we should fill our days with activities and people that bring us joy, that help us on our journey to personal growth. That make us happy. So how can we fit in time to learn new skills? How can we improve our career chances? This is what we will be talking about today: ways in which we can make time our friend, so that when we go to bed, we can look back and smile because it was a good day.
1. On the bus or subway to work
Commuting is often an inevitable part of our day. When we are travelling to and from work, we are often sucked into the world of social media on our phone or tablet, right? Why not use some of that travel time to learn? Let’s imagine that a train or bus journey to work is 20 minutes, that means that we could have approximately 40 minutes of study time per day while travelling to and from work. Furthermore, if we think of it across a working week it actually exceeds 3 hours of study time. It’s possible to find your moment to study even when you think you are just on your way to work. And how satisfying it would be to know you are working towards a valuable new skill? (Hint: very!)
2. When you’re cooking
While we’re waiting for that nice big homemade pot of soup to finish cooking, why not use that half hour to review some lessons? That way, after you set the table and sit down you can enjoy the rest of the meal and evening with loved ones and know you are a little bit closer to speaking English with confidence. Which, we think, is a win-win.
3. Queues, waiting rooms and late dates
Maybe you always spend 15 minutes in the car waiting for the kids to come out of school, maybe you often run errands that add up to many minutes spent in a queue, maybe your best friend is always late for your coffee dates. Our suggestion is to use those moments as #abamoments. Our course is designed around exercises that you can complete throughout the day and slowly improve your level of English.
We are big fans of using those odd moments during the day – waiting for a bus, waiting for a friend to show up, waiting for the pasta to be al dente – so that you can free up more time to enjoy yourself.
And now it’s your turn: please share with us how you spend YOUR time wisely and how you get the most out of every day. Use #abamoment so we can see them and share them. Let’s all become masters of our own time.