This is a good tip to start with because with all the different activities and screens that your Sims may be on, it’s pretty easy to forget whether or not they are done with something. Always keep an eye on their status and if you see a big checkmark on their name that means that they’ve completed their task and are ready for a new one. Another thing you’ll need to come track of are your Sims individual energy meters. Completing tasks during activities will lower the overall timer of the activity. So, you’ll want to use that energy as much as you can to cut down on the timers. Another important thing to consider is that you can start an activity even with no energy — you just want be able to do any tasks until it replenishes. To that end, keep an eye out on tasks around your home that replenish energy (such as taking a shower or nap). Each one of these tasks will provide some energy back to your Sim instantly and are on their own cooldowns. It’s pretty easy to miss these things but they are free energy, so always keep an eye out.