15 Oct Productivity Hacks: How to Stay Focused and Get Stuff Done
Distractions are everywhere. From technology to our other responsibilities and commitments, they all pull us away from our work and making it harder than ever to run a business. So how do we make the most of our dedicated work hours, in a way that allows us to truly enjoy our time off and away from being the boss? Check out these helpful productivity hacks – to help you stay focused & get stuff done!
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1. Create a Routine
A routine is natural to some people, but others have to work harder to implement one. A routine dictates when you start and end your day. You don’t need an in-depth itinerary of every single hour. Instead focus on creating boundaries on when your family can interrupt, setting break times and so on, to stay focused. Want more tips on creating and maintaining a routine? Check out our blog.
2. Use Project Management Tools
Project management is your best friend and there are some great, free tools to get you started. Think of platforms like Asana, Trello, Todoist. All of these create an organized and easy to visualize workflow. So you can spend less time figuring out what is on your plate and which tasks to prioritize, and more time getting stuff done. Plus, you can set recurring tasks with these tools, creating systems that support your biz growth.
3. Set Weekly Meetings & Tasks
Weekly meetings and tasks sound like more work but hear us out. Having set meetings with clients or staff keeps everyone on the same page, talks through questions (eliminating endless email chains) and addresses issues before they become major problems. Plus, you have something to prepare for every week and people are depending on you – helping you stay on track.
4. Turn Off Distractions
When you are working, turn OFF notifications and close your inbox. Nothing will sabotage your productivity faster than dings and pop-ups every few minutes. Take this a step further removing rabbit hole apps like Facebook, Instagram, or games from your phone (you will be amazed by how much time you suddenly have). During dedicated work hours, family & personal time, the best way to stay focused is to remove distractions and easy escape routes.
5. Batch Content Creation
If you create your own content, do yourself a favor and stop tackling this on a daily basis. This method is time-consuming and taking much more mental energy than if you were to batch create content. Your brain works more efficiently when doing similar work, too because you stay in the same hemisphere. We recommend blocking out time to batch create a set of blogs, or 2-4 weeks worth of social media posts, in one go.
Sometimes rest is the best medicine for a mental roadblock. Seriously – when you’re feeling stuck, it’s often best to take a break. Rather than getting frustrated, recharge your brain and reset your creativity. When you come back to that task, you will be able to attack it with new energy and ideas, or at least more patience.
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