This might be an age thing, but it feels like time is getting faster every day. And trying to achieve all your life goals is about as manageable as trying to catapult yourself from Earth to Jupiter.
The interminable rush of daily life is in part driven by the internet. Which has created a world that’s connected 24/7. You can’t switch off from the news because it’s available 24 hours a day. There’s no ignoring Twitter when it sends hourly push notifications to your phone. And the lure of Facebook is so strong that you’ll mindlessly procrastinate online for hours every day.
But while the internet might have made it feel as though there are never enough minutes in life, it’s also created a huge number of conveniences that we take for granted. What’s more, many of these time-saving aids could help you reach your goals in a jiffy.
To help you cram more into those precious hours, we’ve put together this indispensable list of time-saving sites and apps that’ll help you learn more and get to where you want to be.
Learn a language
If you’re British then the idea of learning a language is probably as foreign a notion as Greece or Papua New Guinea. After all, most countries speak English, right?
Not only is that an arrogance which stems from an ancient colonialist mind set, it’s also dead wrong. Learning a new language isn’t just about being able to order from a restaurant in a foreign country. It also improves your memory, widens your knowledge of other cultures, improves your hireability in the job market, and impresses anyone you’re dating.
Language classes can be pricey and time-consuming, but language-app Duolingo is a godsend for the cunning linguist on a budget.
Tuition fees have become prohibitively expensive for anyone from a working class background and, unless you fancy starting your life with a bundle of debt. Taking on a degree-level course is becoming more of a middle- to upper-class privilege with every passing year.
These vocational courses are ideal if you’re hoping for a promotion in your current job. Or skill-building for the next one.
Any fitness freak worth their salts should have ‘run a marathon’ scribbled on their bucket list in capital letters. It’s not an easy feat, but running 26 miles in one go is guaranteed to impress your pals.