10 Ways to Save Time and Be More Productive Nearly every day I hear a co-worker sigh and say, "It's 5:30! OMG! How did that happen?!" Truth be told there aren't always enough hours in the day to complete your tasks. I have put together a list of some of the most basic tips that will help you save a few minutes here and there and encourage you to keep up your momentum through the day so your stress meter doesn't skyrocket at five.