Where did the hours go?
The day seems to have slipped through your fingers.
You woke up energized, made your to-do list, and set to work.
Yet here you are.
At the end of the day.
With more tasks to complete tomorrow.
How did this even happen?
You’re starting to feel frustrated.
If your productivity doesn’t improve, your business is at risk.
But fear not.
I’ve been where you are.
It took me a while to find tips that worked well for me.
These 6 ways have helped me double my productivity.
Let’s get started.
What kind of life do you envision living? And how does your business fit into it? Your vision is your daily dose of motivation. If you know where you’re going, what will stop you from getting things done?
You’ve heard the saying.
You’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with. I find online communities to be a great place to surround yourself with the right people. You get filled up with motivation. And they tend to keep you accountable. One of my favorite communities is Bossbabe. It’s filled with ambitious women who are 100% committed to their growth.
What are you good at? Your zone of genius is what’s most effortless to you. If you are not good at web design, it would be a waste of time for you to try and do it yourself. What you can do instead is either delegate or outsource the task to someone who can do it better than you. You can use the extra time on tasks you’ll enjoy doing.
When do you find it easier to tackle your tasks? Is it in the morning, afternoon, or late at night? I’m a morning person. I find it easier to work in the morning, which is when I schedule my most important tasks. Find out when you’re most productive and complete your work around that time.
Distractions come from varying sources. They can either come from the people around you or the devices you use. Depending on the time you get to work, here are some things you can do to avoid distractions. Keep your phone on airplane mode or switch it off. Work in a room with no window. Tell the people around you not to disturb you for some hours. These are some of the basic things you can try. But I invite you to look at your own work time, find and remove the distractions.
Give yourself something to look forward to. Say, for example, you have to schedule content for your social media. While adding it to your to-do list, you can schedule the reward as well. Say, an episode of your favorite show. You’ll be more motivated to complete your task because you know there’s something to enjoy afterward.
Falling short sucks. Ending your day knowing you could have done more can crush your motivation. But the right changes can have a great impact on your productivity. You could be leaving your office at the end of your working day feeling proud of yourself. Stress-free knowing tomorrow you won’t have to go back to the same tasks you couldn’t complete. You can try a new tip each day and stick to those that work for you. You can skyrocket your productivity.