20 Aug Fempreneur: How Productive is Your Day?
As a fempreneur, making your days productive will be a bit of a balancing act.
Depending on how many responsibilities you have to juggle, it can be challenging to make your day productive. Let’s look at some things you can do in order to raise your productivity levels.
Plan out your day in advance.
The average worker will spend 13 hours per week on emails alone. If email is the first thing you do every day, it’s going to suck up all of your time that you could be spending on other, more productive tasks. So before you open up your mail, write out your to-do list for the day in order to lay out what you want to achieve throughout the course of the day. This should help you get more done, and more importantly, help you prioritize tasks.
Do the most difficult or uncomfortable tasks first.
It’s a natural tendency to avoid doing the tasks that we most dread, despite the fact that those tasks tend to be the most important ones. Do your worst task before anything else, since this will cause the rest of your tasks for the day to seem relatively easy. You’ll be better able to focus on them, since you won’t be dreading the big bad task.
Schedule time in blocks.
One of the best ways to be productive is to focus on three important tasks from the day. Don’t jump from task to task. Instead, take one of those big tasks, and schedule a chunk of the day in order to give it your full attention. Research shows that performance and productivity peak during uninterrupted 90-minute intervals. Schedule your time in 90 minute intervals, during which time you should work on no other task and avoid all distractions.