Stop Being Busy and Become More Productive

It’s ok to take a break and not be busy all the time!

As entrepreneurs, we tend to be ‘go go go’ all the time right?  When you’re motivated and inspired it’s easy to keep going because you want to get your message out to the world. Even when you’re not motivated and inspired it can be hard to stop because you feel like you need to do more to reach your goals.

When you’re motivated and inspired it’s easy to keep going because you want to get your message out to the world.  Even when you’re not motivated and inspired it can be hard to stop because you feel like you need to do more to reach your goals.

Even when you’re not motivated and inspired it can be hard to stop because you feel like you need to do more to reach your goals.

You don’t have to do more all the time.

Because the more is never-ending. There is no limit. You just keep adding more and more things to the list and to your day until you get overwhelmed and burnt out.

It doesn’t have to be so damn hard.

Taking time out can actually make you more productive. It can make you get things done quicker and more effortlessly. Because you are focused, in the zone and well rested. Don’t ever sacrifice your sleep just to get more done – you’ll just be taking 1 step forward and 2 steps back. Getting good sleep regularly will mean you can function much better, be more energised and feel more inspired. And when you are feeling your best you will produce your best work.

When you are inspired…write. When you are stimulated…speak your message. When you are excited…do the work. Because it’s when you’re feeling like this that everything feels so much easier. It gets done so much faster. And you speak from the heart. But set yourself a limit and allow yourself time to switch off.

However…don’t confuse taking time out for yourself with being lazy in your business. Don’t spend hours scrolling through Facebook when you have the time and energy to be growing your empire. Don’t be busy…be productive with your time. With the time you spend working in the business, working on the business, and working on yourself.

Too many people get stuck scrolling through social media, replying to emails, doing admin and busy tasks rather than the things that are actually going to grow their business. Learn to understand the difference and follow the steps below.

How to be super productive –

1 – Write a list of the things you are going to do today.

Make sure you focus on the things that are going to add value to your clients and followers, generate you leads and make some money first.

2 – Put 3-5 things on that list

If you make the list ridiculously long you end up getting overwhelmed and stressed and may not even get started. You focus on the easy things, rather than the important things.

Have a long list somewhere in a notebook or on your computer so you don’t forget it. But just choose 3-5 things each day and get them done.

3 – Turn off distractions and focus

Do these important tasks before checking social media and getting back to people as this detracts you from your focus.

4 – Group tasks together and time them strategically

You want to have a good chunk of time to work solidly on the business. If you only have a small amount of time or staggered time throughout the day while you are running around trying to do everything you won’t get much done. Choose the time of the day when you are most productive / inspired and assign the relevant tasks to that time that correlates. I am a morning person so I like the first part of my day and the first part of the week to be as productive as possible.

So forget about always hustling and pushing. Forget about working more hours or doing more things. Forget about sleeping less and working more. Look after you. Take time out regularly. Take it easy on yourself if you’re busy in another area of your life or something’s going on you have to deal with right now. Get enough sleep. Eat food that makes you feel good. And do the work at your peak creativity times as much as possible.

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