Running your own business and being your own boss can provide you with an amazing sense of freedom unlike anything that you could every experience from working for someone else. You get to make decisions and choose who you want to work with. It really is very empowering.
However, like everything in life, it comes with its own set of problems.
It’s amazing when you have a full roster of clients and you can comfortably say no to other prospects because your schedule is full, but actually getting the work done can be a different story to saying yes to the work and scheduling it in. It can quickly become overwhelming when you glance at your schedule and to-do list for the week, and realise just how much you have to do.
Before you know it, tasks are piling up and projects are being neglected. What was once a dream scenario starts to feel like a nightmare as you feel the pressure building from all angles. A lot of business owners go through this, so you aren’t alone.
The best way to deal with this is by organising your time more efficiently and planning your days out in the right way, to ensure maximum productivity.
Tip: When you’re working on certain projects or tasks, one of the best ways to avoid getting distracted and sidetracked is by switching off all notifications. This includes emails and all social media notifications.
When organising your day what you should do first, is list out all of the tasks that you need to do that day, and then organise them in the order that you want to do them. You should always start with the biggest task first and face it head-on.
This refers to the hardest task of the day because if you face it first, everything else will seem less difficult.
Once you have your biggest task out of the way, you should then follow this with a number of 2-minute tasks so that you can start to tick off your to-do list for the day.
There are different tools that you can use to help you get organised with your tasks such as Trello. You can set up a Trello board for your weekly schedule so that you know what you can fit into each day and know exactly what you have to do on any particular day.
You can also reclaim your time by outsourcing different tasks to a Virtual Assistant. This way you know that your tasks are getting done and that your client work is not getting neglected, whilst giving you the time to focus on the tasks that you really enjoy doing and thrive at.
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