Although some people are going back to their offices, many are still working from home.
Even with the adoption of a hybrid business model (a few days in the office and the rest at home), the reality is many people still struggle with achieving their goals every day.
Here are some tips to get more done in less time so you can finish your daily tasks and move on to more fun activities.
Focus on Tasks in 30-Minute Batches
Do just one task for 30 minutes straight. A writer might set a 30-minute timer and write without doing anything else during this window.
These short bursts of focused work are also known as Pomodoro sprints. Concentrating on a single task for 30 minutes will increase your productivity because you’ll check off more items on your to-do list and feeling good about yourself.
Choose 3-5 Goals Per Day
Many people sabotage themselves by making a long to-do list and not completing it. Even when they finish a few tasks, they end up pushing many others to the next day.
Working from a master to-do list (also known as a brain dump) will discourage you and make it harder for you to do your work in the future. Instead, choose 3-5 goals per day. You’ll feel the energy of completion and be more willing to work on difficult tasks later in the week.
Outsource Certain Basic Tasks
You can’t do everything in a single day, so spend most of your time on important and rewarding activities and outsource the rest.
If you run a custom clothing or fashion business, then have cut and sew manufacturers handle and fulfill your orders instead of doing it yourself. This will free up your time so you can focus on the more important aspects of your business.
If you work from home, then you’ll have many distractions such as children playing, your partner interrupting you, or noisy neighbors. You could also be distracted by emails and phone calls. Unless you have a job in customer support, turn off all notifications within your control.
Establish rules with family members so no one disturbs you when you’re working. Put your phone away and stay in one room until you’re done with a section of your work.
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