Running your own blog can be time consuming. There may seem like there isn’t enough time to get it all done. Luckily, it’s not about working or writing more. Getting more done is about working smarter. Here are 5 tips that will help you be more productive.
#1 Have a to-do list
Have a running list of things that need to get done. Each night, spend a few minutes planning out the next day. Pick a few things that you absolutely need to do. You can also make a second list of a few more things in case you get your first list done. Do not move on to this second list unless the first one is complete. Focusing on just a few things each day will help you be more productive.
To get things done, like really get them done, you need to turn off your phone and email for a little while. There are times where the urge to constantly check email or answer every call is too high, and it really messes with your productivity. Unplug for a couple hours each day and focus on what you need to do.
#3 Eliminate chaos
Is your work space a mess? Do you write from a laptop in the middle of a cluttered table? Chaos in your line of sight will end up making your mind just as disorganized. If you have a desk, clear it off and organize your things. If you use a laptop, clear a space off the table or sit in a quiet corner so you can concentrate.
#4 Take a break
If you find your mind is going too quickly, learn your blog and go for a quick walk. Or take a nap. Just take a break. You will find that taking a quick break from working and clearing your mind will help you be more productive when you return.
#5 Say no
The easiest way to get more done? Stop trying to do it all. If your focus is your blog, stop saying yes to other tasks you really don’t have time for. It can be hard to say no at first, but eliminating tasks from your day to day to-do list will be freeing.
If you ever feel like you just don’t have to do it all, stop doing it all! Use these quick 5 tips to help you be more productive and get more done.