Don’t get sidetracked by people who are not on track
– Some mentor Dude
Set a time limit to each task
I discovered that simply setting a strict time limit for each new task discourages me from becoming distracted or significantly delayed. For instance, I give myself two hours if I want to write an article for my blog. So I’m trying to get it written by 10 am if I started at 8 am.
It’s becoming a game in a way.
I discovered that simply setting a strict time limit for each new task discourages me from becoming distracted or significantly delayed.
Create a daily plan
Use your day’s first 30 minutes to create a daily to – do list that matches your weekly schedule.
Word the items in your list as if you have already completed them. Write “Report to Project Manager Submitted” instead of “Submit Report to Project Manager.”
This little trick will give you additional motivation.
Just say no
You’re the big boss. Do not hesitate to do so if you have to decline a request to attend to what is really important and urgent. The same goes for any projects or activities you have chosen to go nowhere: be prepared to move on to more productive tasks. Learn how to avoid wasting time later from the experience.
Do it now – don’t wait for inspiration
The multitasking myth has been disproved by researchers. Google some articles if you think you can do many things at once and maintain your quality standards.
Some artists are waiting to strike inspiration. Some writers are sitting around waiting for the block of the writer to disappear. Unless business people are in a perfect working environment, they don’t take care of serious tasks.
You don’t have to feel like doing something to do it with carefulness. Notice the thoughts and feelings that arise from an external perspective while you are working. Do not let your actions be governed by them.
Recognize and let go of your emotions and daydreams. Start tasks, even if you feel uncertain, and trust your motivation.
Learn to delegate and outsource
Delegation can get a bit tricky and outsourcing. For some, letting someone else do the work they used to do is difficult. They don’t have the time for other people to train someone else to complete some tasks.
The thing is, delegating or outsourcing is real time-saving as it reduces your workload-meaning you have more time to spend on more important tasks or less work. Either distribute responsibilities to qualified team members or hire an experienced freelancer. And, if you decide to do in-house training, it will ultimately be worth the initial investment.
Take care of yourself
Make sure you get plenty of exercise and sleep. An alert mind is a mind that works well and is less tolerant of time – wasting activities.