Work Harder And Smarter | Time Management Tips 11
Do you ever wonder how some people have it all together?
They arrive early to work and are always organized? It’s not by accident. It’s a skill they have learned.
I have learned it too over time. It became a necessity when I started building my online fitness and lifestyle business several years ago. I work full-time 12-hour shifts as a law enforcement sergeant and I am a mom. Adding an online business to the mix made things very difficult. In order to fit it all in I had to manage my time and find ways to work harder and smarter.
I talk about how I effectively manage my day in a Facebook live video. You can watch the video here:
Time Management Tips For Beginners #11 Work Harder And Smarter
The best tool for managing your time is time blocking.
I personally use 3-hour time blocks about couple times a week to work the business. I do nothing else during that time. I work harder and smarter by have a list of items I need to take care of during that time. I also have 3 hours increments at least two times a week to spend with family. I completely unplug during this time period as well.
I also manage the time I can check emails and social media. I set up 30 minutes a couple of times a day to accomplish the daunting task of check and respond to emails. I also suggest you unsubscribe yourself from all the mailing lists and newsletters you don’t read or find useful. In doing this block of time I started to notice that I receive over 50-100 e-mails a day and most of them are junk!
In the video, I mention that I use a to-do list called todoist. I have actually switched to do list apps and am currently using anydo as my to list program. It is available in a free and paid version for your mobile and laptop computer. I personally like it because it also hooks up to my Amazon Echo Dot. That way I can add important meetings, items for shopping and events to my Google calendar without having to spend time typing. I just talk and it adds it in. Now that is what I call working harder and smarter!