Are you one of those people that has a to-do list for your to-do list and nothing ever gets completed?
Or are you constantly telling yourself I will finally finish (fill in the blank) project next week but next week comes and your project is still not done?
Do you feel like your that little hamster in the wheel that keeps moving fast but never goes anywhere? Cute little fella:)
BUT doesn’t this leave you feeling stressed out?
Well it’s time for the madness to STOP!
It’s a New Year. And it is time to take action to create unlimited peace in your business. Here are 3 easy ways to do just that!
1. SCHEDULE EVERYTHING
I know this sounds crazy but successful entrepreneurs like Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income swears by it. On a recent podcast episode of Christy's Wright's Business Boutique, He stated that "everything get's scheduled". This includes time with his family. He says that if it doesn't get scheduled then it doesn't get done.
Pat also suggests, creating a list and putting things in order of priority and listing out all the things you need to do. This will help you to see what things are really important to tackle or what is just keeping you "busy" but not producing real results in your business. A great tool to use for scheduling items is Google Calendar which is included in Google's G Suite platform. Trello is a project management tool that can be used to brainstorm your list of priorities.
2. USE TIME BLOCKING
You know how this goes: Your knee deep in your zone of genius and the phone rings or an email notification goes off and your focused is gone. In the book The 12 Week Year, They suggest using a system called time blocking. It is categorized into 3 buckets of time:
- 3 Hour Strategic Blocks which is where you eliminate all distractions to focus on the one pre-planned project that you must complete for the day.
- Buffer Blocks - These are smaller timeframes (30 minutes to an hour) to deal with low-value tasks such as email responding or responding to a phone message.
- Breakout Blocks - This is pre-planned time scheduled for leisure activity. This block is about 3 hours during your normal business hours during the week where you can get OUT of the office and go do something fun and relaxing like yoga or going for a walk in nature. This will help you to feel re-energized and ready to tackle your business goals.
3. STOP MULTITASKING
According to an article in Time Magazine, Dr. Kubu a neuropsychologist at the Cleveland Clinic stated that "We are wired to be mono-taskers. One study found that just 2.5% of people are able to multitask effectively. And when the rest of us attempt to do two complex activities simultaneously, it is simply an illusion."
The research is clear: multitasking isn't an efficient use of your time.
Check out this article that list some ideas about how you can stop multitasking. I especially liked idea #1.
It is time to take action. You can use these 3 ideas to create unlimited peace in your business. I will leave you with this quote from my favorite new book The 12 Week Year:
"A year from now you will wish you would have started today."
Do you have some easy ideas that you use to create peace throughout your day? I would love to hear them.
Keep It Sunny!