So today’s post is about some simple tips to be more productive with you time. So lets get into it.
- Make a List of Time Wasters
Start your day with a list of things you know you tend to waste time on. Keep the list on hand. When you notice you’re wasting time, add that item to the list. This will act as a reminder of things you shouldn’t allow yourself to do–like watching YouTube videos or browsing Facebook when you really should b replying to support tickets, emails or creating content or whatever your task is.
- Close Or Uninstall Social Media Apps
The average person spends 2 hours per day on social media. That’s about a lot time with little to no gain or upside. Just think what you could do with those extra 2 hours a day. That’s 14 hours per week. To keep yourself from wasting time and idly surfing, then remove the social media apps from your mobile and remove any shortcuts on your computers toolbar. While the sites are not completely out of reach due to the fact that you are connected to the internet, maybe turn off the internet if you don’t need it and focus on the most important tasks. But it still takes some willpower to stick to designated times that you have to catch up on social media.
- Set Daily Goals With Reminders
Each new day comes with new tasks for you to accomplish. Do you have a deadline next month for a new project? Then consider what you’ll do each day to finish it instead of waiting until the last minute. Use apps like Google Calendar to stay on top of your daily goals and stick to your schedule. You can easily set up reminders to stay organized and make sure you don’t forget anything important and see where you need to be to get the project finished, whatever it may be.
- Complete Most Important Tasks First
It’s easy to start your day with the simple easy tasks. It makes you feel like you’re actually accomplishing something while this is true it is small potatoes compared to what you need to be focused on completing. You see by the time you’re done with your less important tasks, you’re already spent time doing work so you have less energy as you have most energy in the morning and you will be even more reluctant to start on your priority work because you think that you have done work but as I have said, completing less important stuff over the big projects/ tasks is not the way to go. Just imagine it will be a relief once you’re done because you have the biggest task done and the rest of your day you can relax a bit not too much though as you still have stuff to do but there is not as much pressure.
- Stop Multitasking
People can’t physically multitask. If you try to do too many things at once, you probably won’t finish those tasks or do them to a high standard. Also it will take you more time to complete them than if you simply focused on one task at a time because if you have too many projects/tasks the reality is they probably won’t get done and you may change to a new project so my advise is finish one to completion and then you can start your next task.
- Read Time-Management Books
To get the best advice on how to manage your time effectively, maybe you could consider reading time-management books. They’ll likely be more useful to you since they’re more in-depth. If you search Amazon for time management books it will bring a whole list of suggestions, I don’t have any recommendations, just read through the list and pick one that appeals to you.
Hope that helps
So that’s it for now, catch you all later.