by Matt Alderton | June 15, 2017
Imagine what you could accomplish if there were 25 hours in a day instead of 24. Unfortunately, you can't pull an extra hour out of thin air. You can, however, make 24 hours feel like 25 by trimming the fat from your day.

"Ten minutes wasted each day is equivalent to a 40-hour workweek at the end of the year," observe contributors Doug and Polly White. "The math is staggering. If you add just 10 minutes of productive time to your day, that is the equivalent of adding a week of work over a year's time. A few minutes here and there does matter."

So how, exactly, can you reclaim these 10 minutes a day? There are myriad ways, according to the Whites, who suggest starting with email management.

"We recommend checking email no more than six times during a workday," they say. "If you are someone who checks your email more often, you probably have something that notifies you when you receive an email. Turn those notifications off. Then, check your emails at the beginning of the day, mid-morning, before and after lunch, mid-afternoon, and before you leave for the day. That's it! Email was never intended to be instant messaging."

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