Is your productivity where you want it be?
While I might not have majored in productivity in college or anything like that, I do run several businesses (some of which depend on deadlines), live on and run a farm/ranch with over 191 acres with as many animals as Old McDonald had AND have a family to care for.
While wearing all these “hats”, I’ve learned a few things about productivity that might come in handy to your business. Here are a few tips that I feel are important:
Let’s face it. We all have to work with computers and phones. Make the effort to sit up to train your body to get used to having your back straight. Exercise or stretch for even just a few minutes a day because your posture greatly affects your stamina for work and your quality of life after work hours as well. Who wants to keep ending the day with a sore neck and back right?
You need to schedule your routine and you have to be mindful of it. Otherwise, you will fall back to your tendencies like spending too much time on social media, leisure, or on one particular task only. Set a routine so that you’re able to go through all the tasks you need to go through. Just remember to prioritize your most important tasks where it’s most appropriate. Eg., is it best to jump on a Zoom call in the morning or in the afternoon? Is it better to go through your numbers first thing in the morning or later in the day?
Our brains are always finding the easiest way to finish a task. In other words, it doesn’t like to tire itself out. Therefore, when you have tasks at hand, you tend to do other mindless chores, or maybe stop by a coffee shop, or maybe watch just one more tv series episode. The upside is that our brains can also be tricked!
Next time you feel like binge-watching another season, just dive right in! And maybe have your laptop beside you. Maybe go ahead and do what you like to do best when you procrastinate. But this time be mindful to bring your work with you. Sometimes you can trick your brain into thinking it’s doing something purely for fun but in reality, you’re actually getting work done!
There is such a thing as being too productive. Take short but frequent breaks in between tasks. The Pomodoro technique refers to focusing your workload into 25-minute increments spaced with a 5-min break to move around, stretch, and to generally just break your focus especially when you are stuck doing a heavy or intense task.
Studies show that you are statistically more likely to finish a difficult task when you take a break after hitting dead ends or when you feel like you’re slowing down or going around in circles. While it may be tempting to “get it over with,” you are actually better off taking a break to freshen up your perspective.
And just like that, you can practice these tips every day until you find your best daily routine. Remember that it’s not about the big tasks that you can accomplish, but it’s about the habits you build that will make every day productive!
Be sure and check out all the opportunities I found for you today. Make sure and grab the ones that fit your business.
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New Releases from Cathy’s Creations on Amazon
If you are looking for a few non-device activities and entertainment for the little ones in your life over the upcoming holidays, then look no further.
1) The “Punny” Thanksgiving Coloring Book that Will Bring a Laugh to Your Holiday: Hours of Coloring, Activities & Fun That Kids Will Love (check it out)
2) Scary, Spooky Halloween Coloring Book: Easy to Color for Ages 4-12, Fun Holiday Coloring Pages and Dot-to-Dot that Kids Love (check it out)
Yes, they have lost their minds and are giving away the store again in October. Every day of October they will launch a new giveaway. Keep this link handy. And as usual they are giving way a new bundle every day. I will post them for you here:
Oct 1 – Fantastic Super Big Bundle
Oct 2 – Fall Watercolor Clipart Bundle PNG
Oct 3 – Decorative Font Bundle
Oct 4 – Crafters Bundle
Oct 5 – Big Christmas SVG Bundle
Oct 6 – Halloween Mega Bundle
Oct 7 – Bargain Bundle Vol. 15
Oct 8 – Fall into Autumn Clip Art Bundle
Oct 9 – Amazing Fonts Bundle
Oct 10 – The Superb Font Bundle
Oct 11 – Christmas & Halloween Illustration Bundle
Oct 12 – Hand Lettered Font Bundle
Oct 13 – Christmas SVG and 3D Crafts Bundle
Oct 14 – Vintage Font Collection Bundle
Oct 15 – Mega Sublimation Bundle
Oct 16 – The Best Font Bundle
Oct 17 – Merry Christmas Graphics Bundle
Oct 18 – Ultimate Collection Font Bundle
Oct 19 – Beauty Craft Font Bundle
Oct 20 – Crafter Bundle
Oct 21 – Handwritten Font Bundle
Oct 22 – The Pets Bundle
Oct 23 – Best Collection 29 Font Bundle Script
Oct 24 – The Best Swashes Font Bundle
Oct 25 – 500+ Background Textures Bundle
Oct 26 – The Fabulous Graphic Bundle
Oct 27 – Crafter’s Collection Pack Bundle
Oct 28 – Dumadistyle Font Bundle
Oct 29 – Crafter Font Bundle
Oct 30 – Thanksgiving Mega Bundle
Oct 31 – The Massive Fonts Bundle
Some Sweet Deals that You Might Want to Check Out:
Publish for Prosperity has a good offer this week. Here is the FREEBIE from the Effective Daily Planning for Greater Productivity pack.
Ruthie is really making progress on her revamp of her site and shop. You can pick up some great products from now till the end of the month. She adds to it daily so be sure and check it often. Coupon code OCTNEW20 saves 20% on all products until October 31, 11:59 p.m. EDT (Coupon can be used up to 10 times per customer.)
NEW! How to Turn a Powerpoint into a PDF File
NEW! How to Edit Powerpoint in Canva
NEW! How to Edit Word Documents in Canva
NEW! How to Turn a PSD into a Layered PDF
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