Are you getting the most out of your days?
How you manage your working day can make a huge difference in how you feel at the end of it
Part of being an online entrepreneur means a lot of the work in your business may fall to you to do
And it’s vital that you stay on top of all your tasks
So the road to success is actually enjoyable
And doesn’t feel overwhelming, stressful and frustrating
With that in mind…
We have some tips to share with you today
Tips specifically for online entrepreneurs
To ensure you are staying on top, not getting bogged down
And really getting the most out of EVERY working day!
Don’t Leave The Hardest Or Least Enjoyable Task Until Last
This is the first rule of staying motivated and productive
Don’t leave the worst task until last
Because you simply WON’T do it!
You’ll find excuse after excuse
And it’s possible it will never get done.
It’s very easy to procrastinate on tasks you’d rather not do.
But the fact of the matter is, there are some tasks, that no matter how boring or difficult they are, must be done.
The longer you put the harder tasks off for, the longer you’ll have that constant nagging feeling at the back of your mind.
Do yourself a favour by getting the worst of it out the way first.
So you can have an enjoyable rest of the day and feel a real sense of achievement
Task Lists Are A Lifesaver
Whether you make lists on the computer, you handwrite them or use sticky notes on a whiteboard
List your tasks
Having everything you must do day to day floating around inside your head, can cause you extra stress and mind fog
It’s not the way to become a successful entrepreneur
You need to be able to see your tasks clearly laid out
So you can make some sense of where to start
Doing this can really help free your mind of worry
Use your list to help prioritise too
Note down deadlines next to each task and batch similar tasks together.
Check off each one once it’s complete (which can be so rewarding and motivational)
Then move systematically to the next.
We recommend you make the list realistic and achievable
And place it somewhere where you can see it easily!
Prioritise Your Tasks
Like we’ve talked about above
Tasks need to be clear so you know where you are at with them
The important thing with tasks is…
No matter how many you have you must be clear on what needs to be done FIRST
Whether that is something you’ve needed to do for a while or something that has only just come in but may be more urgent
Prioritising and putting tasks in order of importance is vital for a productive day
Eliminate Your biggest Distractions
To get the most out of your day, you want to be achieving a lot in the time that you have
But if you are constantly followed around by distractions this is unlikely to happen
This requires an element of self-discipline
To cut yourself off for a while or eliminate distractions from your workspace altogether will take some effort
But if you truly want to get the most out of each day this is a sure-fire way to do it
First, identify your biggest distractions in your workday,
And then set about doing everything you can to eliminate the chances of them occurring whilst you are trying to work
Get rid of clutter. Turn off notifications. Put a polite notice on the door.
Do whatever you have to do to give yourself the space to maximise productivity
Take Regular Brain Breaks
However busy you may be, it’s vital that you take regular breaks throughout the day.
Schedule them into your task list
They are just as important
An overworked and overtired brain is not a productive or motivated one
Schedule 15-minute breaks in between tasks
Get up, move about, take in a different view, give your eyes a break from the screen
And remember to drink and eat to keep your energy levels high
To get the most out of your day
Discover when you’re most productive
Are you an early bird or a night owl?
If you work flexible hours, think about when you’re most productive.
If you find that you take a while to get going in the morning, get up a little later and work into the evening instead.
If you find yourself lagging by the end of the day, start a bit earlier when you’re more productive
The beauty of online entrepreneurship is the flexibility
So use it to your advantage.