When you are able to be highly productive you are able to accomplish more and knock out more tasks, which helps you reach your goals much faster. Even the most difficult projects become manageable when you are hyper productive and focused.
It all comes down to your approach and preparation. If you are willing to put the time and effort in, you can easily improve your productivity. For an entrepreneur whom is serious about being successful, this is a must-do. Here are some tasks you should consider doing daily, which will help you become much more productive.
- Get into a daily routine and stick with it.
When you have a daily routine that you follow every single day, it automatically translates into increased productivity. Imagine if you just woke up when you wanted, at different times every day? Then, you would have to squeeze tasks in or waste time trying to figure out what to do first.
When you are up at the same time and knock out the required tasks like clock-work, you start to get in the groove and everything runs smoothly. You need to create a routine that works for you. You don’t have to wake up at 4am; some people will sleep in a bit but work later. Whatever is best for you and your business is the approach you should take. Once you do identify a routine that performs well for you, stick with it, 7-days a week.
- Write out a to-do list daily for visual motivation.
Once you get into your routine, you will begin to know what you have to do each day, and some days will have additional tasks aside from the regular ones. Writing a to-do list is a great way to actually see your workload reduce in real-time. When you have a physical list, and you cross off completed tasks it gives you visual satisfaction. You get to see your tasks crossed off one by one, and you always know where you stand.
Carry around a notepad or have a white board in your office — or even just scribble it on a scrap piece of paper. It doesn’t matter where it is, just make sure it’s in sight and clear view. When you write things down it also puts each task in your mind, and helps you stay focused on everything that needs to get accomplished for the day.
- Eat five to six smaller meals a day.
What does eating have to do with productivity? Actually, a lot, because if you don’t have consistent energy throughout the day you will experience ups and downs, directly impacting your productivity.
When you skip meals or binge on unhealthy options, it directly impacts your energy levels. Instead of having no plan for your meals, tie it into your routine, and meal prep ahead of time. Instead of the standard three meals a day, have smaller (and healthier) meals five to six times a day. If you do this, you will create a much healthier lifestyle for yourself and your energy will increase and you will see additional benefits like improved sleep and weight loss.
- Set dedicated times for email and social media.
Imagine if you attempted to answer every single email as soon as it came in? You would never be able to leave your computer. Once you come to grips that you can’t live inside your inbox, the better off you will be. Set a few dedicated times (part of your routine) each day to check emails. Early morning, mid-day and then before you end the day is ideal.
Also, limit your social media, because that can become a major time-suck and pull you away from much more important tasks. If you aren’t disciplined, you will constantly grab your phone and get sucked in. Social media can be a major productivity killer if you allow it to consume you.
- End your day by preparing for the next day.
This little tip ensures that you start off each day without a delay. Before you end the day, map out tomorrow’s tasks and even write your to-do list ahead of time. This allows you to mentally prepare for the next day and know what to tackle first.
Imagine if this simple tip saved you 3o minutes each morning? That is 2.5 hours of time that is now allocated for more important work. Making even the slightest productivity improvements can equal major results for your business.