Here's a tip to get back 8 days every year. Simply said, keyboard shortcuts. You may be familiar with the quick commands for print, save, cut copy and paste but there are hundreds of keyboard shortcuts that will literally save you 8 days a year.
Studies show you save 2 seconds per minute using shortcuts. Seconds add up to minutes which add up to hours which adds up to days and voila 8 days a year. So start making deposits in you increment time bank. It might be a bit of a brain strain at first but the pay off is worth it once your muscle memory takes over and you leave you mouse in the dust.