Doing more with my 24 hours is something that has my whole attention these days. Managing your time well seems to be an art. It’s a topic that affects the productiveness of your day, and there a lot of tips and tricks that you can use to maximize your time.
But today I want to share some of the things that I notice are working for me and in my business. For some of you, they may be nothing new, but the truth is that these tips work and you don’t need to complicate things.
Here are some of the ideas that you can implement right away to form better time management:
- Do not open your email first thing in the morning
Have you noticed that when the first thing that you do after turning on your computer is to check your email, you usually stay there at least 30 minutes, maybe even an hour? Usually there are not important emails to attend to, but still you can’t help checking, right? Don’t be ashamed to admit this, you are not the only one. But you need to figure out a system that incorporates checking your email with being productive.
You need to have a schedule when you check your emails so that you don’t check it 4-5 times a day…maybe more.
Create a goal for yourself; spend only 30 minutes in a day to check your email (preferably when you finish all your work) and then be done with looking at your email for that day.
- Don’t use your brain too much–take regular breaks
Yes, it’s true. Your brain need some rest and you will be a lot more productive by taking a break every 3 or 4 hours. Don’t work like a maniac all day long. Here is a nice schedule that you can follow to have a organized and productive working day (especially if you work from home):
7:00 – 8:00 Wake up and work out
8:00 – 9:00 Shower, dress, eat breakfast.
9:00 – 12:30 Do your work! (NO EMAIL!)
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch!
13:30 – 15:30 Do your work!
15:30 – 16:30 Take a break and anything you want
16:00 – 17:30 Do your work!
17:30 – 18:30 Reply to emails, plan the next day, finish your thing!
- Keep your focus
Keeping your focus while at your computer is one of the simplest things that you can do…and it’s very productive. If you don’t have a crystal-clear goal when you are at your PC, trust me it’s better to step away until you do. You will be so much more productive by doing this.
- Don’t compare yourself with your peeps
You will have a big problem doing this because you will not appreciate your small results.
Maybe you are at the beginning of your online journey and having 5-10 new subscribers is the best thing that happened to your business for a long time. You should really celebrate that! But if you look at the top person in your industry and see that she can get 700 sign-ups in one day, you can’t really apreciate YOUR success.
Never forget. Your SUCCESS IS AMAZING even if it’s a small or big result. It is still amazing because it’s a result that moves businesses forward.
Keep that in mind! And think about the fact that the top person in your industry was at some point where you are right now but she never gave up.
And voila…we are at the end of this post. These are my recommendations for a productive day.
But all this advice is useless if you will not implement it right away and make them a habit. Probably the most important tip is that you need to implement this new way of doing things in the way you work. To have a productive business, you need to become a productive person and the best part is when you are productive you will perform in your business–and that is probably something that you definitely want.
Now, let me know about yourself and your thoughts about this subject.
Are you pleased by the results you get after a working day? Do you have something that you can improve on to be more efficient? What is that?
Let me know in the comments below.