- Time Management
- Minimise Distractions
- Follow A Routine
- Set Goals
- Have Work Life Balance
A great skill to have is knowing what is absolutely urgent and what can wait until tomorrow. A great technique to use is writing a to-do list with a time budget next to each item. Once the assigned amount of time is up, move on to the next thing. Harvest and RescueTime are great time management apps.
A huge part of making time productive is minimising distractions. Keep your phone at a physical distance, turn off email notifications, stay out of the kitchen to avoid boredom eating and have a clear working space. Leechblock is just one of a number of tools that can block sites.
Follow A Routine
Whether it’s waking up at the same time every day, hitting the gym early or catching up on business news and current affairs, it’s important to create positive habits to reduce stress and start the day well. It’s all about being prepared, relaxed and productive.
From daily to-do lists to broader long-term goals, make sure you know where you’re headed. They could be financial, career-related, personal or business-related, but all goals need to be measureable and achievable.
Work Life Balance
Being successful requires hard work, determination and plenty of resilience. But you also need a strong support network and life outside of work. So make it a rule to take time out, turn work emails off at home and prioritise what’s really important.