Other than sleep, you have about 16 hours in the day. Timewise we will cut out the 40% of your time that is the least productive. Adequate sleep is mandatory for the 80/20 Life.
WHAT IS UNPRODUCTIVE, UNNECESSARY, IN THE WAY?
Simply ask yourself what you do that is unproductive, unnecessary, and/or cause unproductive ways of operating.
Of course, we intend to put highly productive activities in the place of those, but we must remove some water from the bathtub of time to make room to insert the others.
THE PROBABLE CANDIDATES
The probable candidates are:
TV (at least anything more than 1 hour). Saves for most people: 3 hrs/day
Assume saves 1.5 hrs/day
Commuting. Costs most people 1 to 2 hours a day.
Long term we will change the commute.
Right now, driving with others or on a transit system, recaptures 60%
Unproductive chit chat and/or talking to the wrong people. 1/2 to 1 hour (or more)
Errands. Varies by person. Hire out, keep larger supplies for less trips. 1+ hrs/week
Getting ready, a portion. 5+ min/day
Preparing meals, a portion. 20+ min/day
Maintenance activities. Repetitive maintenance work is "out" for
80/20 persons. 1+ hrs/wk
Low productivity work hours. Eliminate, delegate, nap. 4+ hrs/wk
Completely useless doddling. Especially on weekends. 4+ hrs/wk
Unproductive relationships - Ones that do not give you alot and/or
do not support you. 1+ hrs/wk
Time freed up for higher productivity 27.5++ hrs/wk
We'll discuss the solution to these once you've isolated them.
As an 80/20 Person you will put on your schedule certain key items that will displace poorly used hours. (See Law Of Displacement.) On the sister site: Time Savers. You will also save time by your being more productive per hour by implementing productivity techniques but also you will be sharper and more productive if you are fully rested (and not yo-yoing on energy and sugar).