If you’ve got a business, then one of your main concerns will be making sure you get as much done each day as possible. This requires more than just sitting in front of your computer all day long and hoping to get everything done. You need to take a smarter approach to getting more done. Not only do you need to make sure you’re in the right frame of mind, if you have a team, they must be in the right frame of mind, too. It definitely isn’t about who sits staring at a screen for the longest time. Let’s take a look at some tricks and ideas that will make getting more done in business made easy.
Getting into the Right Frame of Mind
First, you need to make sure you’re in the right frame of mind to get stuff done. You should have some sort of ritual before the day begins that helps to get you into that frame of mind. For example, get up at a good time (no snoozing), have a green or matcha tea, read a chapter of a self development book, and take your time getting ready for the day. Getting the day off to a good start is usually an indicator of how the rest of the day will go.
Get Active Early in the Day
Getting active early on in the day is great for a multitude of reasons:
You won’t feel so bad slouched over in your chair all day
You’ve already had a win before the day has really begun
No chance to make excuses later on
More focused and productive for the rest of the day
Get into a better headspace fast
Drink Coffee Wisely
Some people drink coffee like it’s going out of fashion, but if you rely on it to get you up and running, it could be a sign you’re not getting enough sleep. The body naturally produces hormones that make us productive when we first get up, so in theory, you should have a coffee around 10.30am to make the most of what it can offer you. You shouldn’t be drinking coffee for the fun of it.
Ensure the Work Environment is Suitable
A suitable work environment is a must. Natural light, plants, and similar additions to the office can make you feel better and help you to get more done. The type of office can make a difference, too, such as the portable style office from places like Retracom. Make sure your workplace is just right.
Figure Out Where the Biggest Drains on Your Time Are
Knowing what the biggest drains on your time are is key. Apps like Rescuetime, and gadgets like the Timeular tracker can easily help you to figure this out. Scarily, workers spend around 3 hours a day wasting time on social media!
Time Block Your Day
Your day should be broken down into bite sized chunks. Make sure you even schedule time for self development, and have healthy breaks!