We’re all busy and have so much on our plates to do each and every day. There are the kids, the house, work, shopping….the list goes on and on.
Sometimes, it can be overwhelming and actually hold us back from actually getting everything done. As great as it would be to hide your head in the sand, that is not reality. There are things you need to do. You can’t ignore them.
Here are five tips you can follow to get more done each and every day:
Restrict Email and Social Media
If you are constantly checking your inbox, or social media accounts, that takes a lot of time away from the other things you should be doing. Try NOT to check it until after you get yourself ready in the morning. Spend no more than 30 minutes 3 or 4 times during the day checking these accounts.
If you find you get pulled in and can’t get away, you might try an app, such as Rescue Time, to limit your online time.
How many times are you doing one thing and then realize that you need to do something else at the same time? Doing this can make the completion of both tasks less effective and end up actually taking you more time.
If you suddenly remember you need to make a phone call while typing that report, just jot it down. Then, finish the report and then make the phone call. You will be more effective when you do just one job at a time.
Schedule in ME time
If you find you are always giving to everyone else including your housework, the school, you spouse, your church, work….etc, when are you fitting in time for yourself.
Even carving out 30 minutes for yourself can do amazing things for your productivity. Then, when you are not focusing on yourself, you will find you have more of yourself to give to others.
Prioritize your to do list
If you have ten tasks you really need to get done, try to select just 3 and focus on them for the day. When you have a smaller list, it can seem much less overwhelming and easier to tackle. If you happen to get all 3 things done in less time than you had planned, go to the next item on your list.
Read More: My Secrets To Tackling My To Do List
Use a timer
I do this all of the time! If I am working on something and want to (or need to) devote just one hour to that project, I will often set the timer to remind me it is time to stop working and do something else.
It may sound strange, but when I am “told” by the sound of the buzzer to stop my project, I find that I am more willing to do just that. This has allowed me to find a much better balance between work and home life.
What do you do to try to get more done in your day?