When you grow your business and cultivate your relationships, you need to learn to evaluate where your time goes. You need to be more intentional and strategic with how you spend your time as discipline does not come naturally. This is something you need to train yourself for and practice in order to stay on track.
For being more intentional with your time there are few practices to keep you focused and productively on a task:
1. Apply time-blocking:
It is most often that you create a to-do list and remain unable to accomplish any of the tasks. But all it requires is to schedule time accordingly so that you can finish every project effectively. This concept is known as time-blocking which requires you to simply take your to-do list and allocate each item a place on the calendar. This does not need to be done on a physical calendar and an online calendar can also be used. You need to work on each item on your list by blocking time. During this time-block, do not get yourself distracted. Do not pay attention to the emails, turn off your phone, do not log on to the social media platforms and just get the work done.
2. Get the important work done first:
For progress, in your business, you need to get those things done first that are most important. There may be countless tasks on your to-do list but there will be only one or two things that your business cannot survive without. Your focus should be on your main task and you should tackle other things after that. Schedule most important task of the day first as this will set the tone for the rest of the day. It will help you move forward more productively.
3. Be wise when multi-tasking:
Being completely present in the moment is not easy. It is better to focus on one thing at a time and multi-task less. Multi-tasking rarely works because when you perform more things at one time, each task is done less effectively. The difference in the task keeps your brain switching back and forth. This makes you waste a significant part of your day. The only thing that you can easily manage is to listen to podcasts or audiobooks when you are driving, cooking, or working out in the gym. It will change your life and will help you become a better person.
4. Make everything a process:
When you want to work more productively, then you need to make everything a process that could be documented, repeated, and outsourced. For example, instead of just doing a webinar, you can create a complete webinar process. The best part of the process is that it can be outsourced. If you work with a virtual assistant, your load will become much less as the track of your emails and conversation results will be properly taken care of.
These productivity tips can help you make your every year most profitable and productive.
Via: Business Insider