In the last post, we briefly discussed how to deal with the stress of running your own company, so I thought it might be a good idea to talk about productivity with this post. Getting more out of every moment you spend in your workspace is absolutely essential, and these tips can help you do it.
· Dump the Social Media: Unless you're using something like Hoot Suite to schedule posts for your business account or you're responding to requests for work, you probably don't need to be wasting your time. What's more, though, is that social media is one of the easiest parts of your business to outsource fairly cheaply, so if you can, stop spending time advertising on social media because it's easy to get sucked in.
· Limit Your Email Time: I always turn my email off after I've finished responding to messages because if they keep popping up while I'm trying to get something done, I find it easy to get distracted. Set aside pieces of your day specifically to respond to email, and outside of those scheduled times, keep your email off.
· Stop Multitasking: It may seem counterintuitive, but multitasking actually hurts your productivity. Studies have shown that multitasking can not only slow you down, but it can also actually lower your IQ. There's a cost to constantly trying to switch between tasks, so leave it out of your workspace and your life.
Enhancing your productivity will change the way you look at your work day after day, and finding new ways to be more focused every time you head for your workspace is an absolute must.