My wife, Mary, says I have a ‘red sock obsessive-compulsive disorder’. Something to do with my drawer full of red socks. Have you any idea how much time you can save every day by not having to choose what colour socks to wear? I reckon I must have saved (say) 60 sec per day for 20 years PLUS the reduced sorting of socks in the wash and pairing them afterwards! This could add up to around 180 extra hours to pursue more important activities. This is more than an extra week in my life.
When looking to ‘manage time’ identifying trivial time wasters can turn small daily gains into leveraged cumulative results.