Time is precious, particularly when it comes to running a small business. Yet there are never more than 24 hours in a day. Some entrepreneurs respond to this fact of life with focus and purpose, others freak out.
Are you in the latter group? You don’t have to be! with the right approach, you can work efficiently, productively, and relatively stress-free. Here are fives tips for effectively managing your time:
1. PRIORITISE THE MOST IMPORTANT TASKS
It’s easy to fall into the trap of starting your day with the smaller tasks. But, if you really want to really maximise your productivity, you should complete your tasks in order of importance.
2. REMOVE ALL DISTRACTIONS
Don’t let yourself get distracted and waste time. I find it easiest to work in a quiet and clean space. You might also find it beneficial to block all social media websites during your work hours.
3. BATCH YOUR TASKS
Do you have a lot of repetitive tasks that need doing frequently? I find it helps to do them in batches! Jobs like scheduling your social media can be done a lot faster if you do the whole week, fortnight or month at once!
4. BREAK BIG PROJECTS INTO SMALLER STEPS
Taking on a big project can often be overwhelming and you don’t know where to start. Try to use Asana to break each project down into smaller more manageable steps and just focus on each task as it comes.
5. STOP WASTING TIME ON THINGS THAT DON’T MATTER
Finally, remember to focus on what matters. Stop nitpicking at the small details and focus on the bigger picture. What can you do to the most out of your time?
So, let’s work smarter, Not harder!
“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.” ― H. Jackson Brown Jr.