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As a new(er) full time entrepreneur, it can be hard to stay on task and focused thorough the day. Here are 5 hacks I’ve been using to stay on task.

  1. Time Blocking:

    Allocate specific blocks of time for different tasks throughout your day. This helps in focusing solely on one task at a time without distractions. Dedicate blocks for email, meetings, deep work, and breaks. Tools like Google Calendar or apps like Todoist can assist in organizing your time effectively.

  2. Prioritize Tasks with Eisenhower Matrix:

    Use the Eisenhower Matrix to prioritize tasks based on their urgency and importance. Focus on completing tasks that are both urgent and important first, then move on to those that are important but not urgent. Delegate or eliminate tasks that are neither urgent nor important. This method prevents procrastination and ensures that your efforts are directed towards tasks that truly matter.

  3. implement Agile Methodologies:

    Adopt Agile methodologies like Scrum or Kanban to streamline project management and enhance team collaboration. Break down large projects into smaller, manageable tasks and track their progress on a visual board. Daily stand-up meetings keep everyone aligned and focused on the most critical tasks, while regular retrospectives allow for continuous improvement.

  4. Automate Routine Tasks:

    Identify repetitive tasks in your workflow and automate them using tools like Zapier, IFTTT, or custom scripts. Whether it’s sending follow-up emails, scheduling social media posts, or generating reports, automation saves time and reduces human error. Invest time upfront to set up these automations, and reap the benefits of increased efficiency in the long run.

  5. Practice Mindfulness and Self-Care:

    Prioritize your well-being to maintain high levels of productivity and creativity. Incorporate mindfulness practices such as meditation or deep breathing exercises into your daily routine to reduce stress and improve focus. Take regular breaks, stay hydrated, and get enough sleep to recharge your energy levels. Remember, a healthy mind and body are essential for sustained productivity and business success.

Implementing these productivity hacks can help you and your business operate more efficiently, accomplish goals more effectively, and ultimately flourish in your endeavors.

Bryce Harvey

Bryce Harvey is Owner and lead creative at Avid Media. Bryce advises businesses, and brands on digital content strategies, marketing materials and website design.