Admit it, you could get a lot more done each week if you managed your time better. Time is so precious when you are running a business, which is why managing your time effectively can have a huge impact not only on your business, but also you overall happiness. Here are my 5 top tips to being more savvy with your time so you maximise your productivity:
Distractions are everywhere! There are constantly going to be a number of things pulling you one way or another. Focusing on your assigned task for that period of time is hugely important, make sure you box your time and stick to it. If you stay focused and complete your assigned task you are going to stay on track and feel good that you have achieved it. If it’s not impossible why not turn your phone on silent and put your headphones in?
2. Learn to say no!
Over promising is a huge no! There is only one of you and unfortunately you cannot be in multiple places at once. Over committing yourself is going to completely stress you out and you most likely will end up not getting anything done! It is inevitable you will let someone down. It’s important you are doing everything well and properly rather than a portion at 30%.
3. Start early
Wake up and get started! It’s simply amazing how much you can achieve by starting even an hour earlier than normal. Why not spend an hour each morning preparing yourself for the day ahead, ensuring you are going to stick to your day plan and completing any unexpected tasks that may have arisen!
4. Plan ahead
If you don’t have a plan, you’re planning to fail. What do you want to achieve this week? What do you want to achieve today? Planning out each day with time assigned to each task is going to make you feel much more organised and much more likely to get things done.
We are all guilty of spending too much time on tasks that really just don’t matter. What’s important to your business that needs to get done? You need to identify your most important tasks and ensure that you make room for them in your plan. Prioritising well each day Is going to make sure you are as efficient and productive as possible.