When starting a new business, you can easily feel overwhelmed by the extensive to-do list compared to the short day. Recapping your day and feeling as if you’ve accomplished nothing can leave you feeling anxious about all the things that need to be done. The key to success is being organized and planning your schedule ahead of time.
Four valuable tricks to help you achieve this is:
1. Plan your day in advance
By making a list of everything to be done, you are able to evaluate which tasks can be delegated to staff members (if you have any) or attended to later.
2. Expect the unexpected
Allocated extra time gaps to attend to any unexpected and urgent matters that may arise throughout the day. Be strict with yourself and only use the allotted time to do so.
3. Have a strategy time
Set these meetings at regular intervals to review progress of previous goals that had been set and to plan ahead with new goals.
4. Conduct a time audit
Use this to see which tasks are draining too much of your time and which should be allowed more.
There are plenty more practices to consider but these are the most effective at improving productivity and reducing time wastage. Over time you will even develop your own strategies that work for you.
- Whenever you start to feel overwhelmed, remember your why. What was your motivation to start on this journey?
- Taking some time away from your business is just as important as the time you spend on it. Make a point of taking care of yourself so that you can take care of business.