10 Simple Things You Can Do to Get More Out of Each Day

07.04.22 09:51 AM By Begin Bright

If you’re thinking about joining the Begin Bright network but wondering how you would find the time, this article is for you.

Most of us wish there were more hours in the day. But be honest with yourself – even if you had more hours, would you just waste them away? 

Ask any successful businessperson, and they’ll tell you that it’s not the number of hours you have, but how you use them. By learning and practising effective time management techniques, you can get more done and have more time to spend on the things that matter to you.


Here are ten simple things you can do today to work more efficiently: 

1.  Prioritise Better. 

Narrow down everything you have to do to just three to five manageable items. Put these tasks in order from most to least important so that you’re focusing on what’s essential. If you do this, you’ll eliminate nonessential, time-wasting activities.


2.  Set Time Blocks

Create a block of time for each task you have to do and decide precisely how long you’ll do it—for example, one hour on an ongoing project or thirty minutes a day on Facebook. Blocking your time will help keep you on track and prevents you from spending too long on any one task.


3.  Take Regular Breaks

If you work too long doing something, you may lose focus and burn out. Break up activities with short rest periods to refresh yourself and get your mind off work. Then, you can get back to what you’re doing with renewed energy and use your time better.


4.  Remove Distractions

Things may be taking too long because you’re letting yourself get distracted. Turn off all notifications and sign out of social media. Let people know that you’re working and not to be bothered. If there’s something urgent, tell the person you’ll get to it when you’re finished.


5.  Perform a Time Audit

Keep track of how you spend your time each day with a timer and write down the results. Over several days, a picture will emerge showing how you actually spend your time. You may be surprised at where you’re wasting it!


6.  Choose Optimal Times

There’s an optimal time of day for each type of task. For example, you may be better at communications late in the morning or creative in the evening. There may also be a time of day when you’re at your most productive. Identify these times and use them to schedule your daily tasks more effectively.


7.  Schedule Fun Time

Set aside time for entertainment, mindless distraction, and pure fun when making your daily schedule. You can indulge in these activities during breaks from more challenging things or use them as a reward for completing tasks.


8.  Don’t Multitask

Contrary to what many believe, multitasking doesn’t make you more productive. It ruins your focus and prevents you from efficiently completing any task. Focus on one thing at a time.


9.  Get Organised

Organise your workspace so that everything is where you need it and easily accessible. Set aside a little time daily or weekly to clean up, organise, and put things away. Doing this will cut down on time spent searching for items and doing on-the-spot organising.


10.Keep Goals in Mind

For each thing you have to do in a day, take a moment to consider whether it’s directly helping you reach a specific goal or not. If it’s not, consider eliminating it from your list, moving it to a later time, or delegating it to somebody else.

 

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