One of the most common tips for saving money is to stop drinking your morning or lunchtime coffee, and put the money saved to one side. It's a simple action, but at the end of the year you could save several hundred dollars. It is often the case that taking a regular, small action, will yield good results simply because it you do it so many times.
Donating an hour a day
This principle can also be applied to personal development. There are plenty of activities that consume hours of our time, and they're not always particularly beneficial. What if we spent one of those hours on something more productive?
There are plenty of places you can "borrow" this hour from:
- Internet surfing
- TV watching
- Excessive drinking
- Sleeping in
You don't have to give up one particular activity, and you can take the hour from anything you don't feel is important.
The difference an hour makes
Using just one hour a day will give you over 360 hours a year, which is the equivalent of nine 40-hour weeks. That's a lot of time, which is now yours to spend on something valuable. That seemingly small change of one hour a day adds up to something much bigger over the course of the year.
The only question is, how will you spend those nine extra weeks?