No matter how much you want to have more hours in the day, you just can’t have them.
There are only 24 hours in a day, and you need to eat and sleep during some of those hours.
Not to mention, for many people, you need to have a relationship or care for children.
With everything you already have going on along with running a website, it can seem as though you’ll never get it all done.
The good news is there is a way to get more done than you have been with productivity hacks. Try these 10 productivity hacks this week to see how much more you’ll be able to do without neglecting other responsibilities in your life.
Exercise gives you more energy for the rest of the day.
In addition, when you start to be able to run farther or faster or lift heavier weights, you’ll feel accomplished, which increases your confidence. This sets you up for more successes throughout the day.
Make a To Do List
People don’t make to do lists because they feel as though they don’t need to.
They feel as though they know exactly what they need to do each day, so there’s no sense in writing it down. The truth is that there is still a reason to write down the things you need to do each day. It helps you feel less overwhelmed and organizes what you need to work on first. Give it a try for a few days to see how beneficial it can be for you.
You may not be able to do it all, but if you let others work on some of your tasks, you’ll end up doing it all and more.
This is how some of the most successful people grow their businesses. Try giving one person two tasks you do each day to see how relieving it is, and how much time it gives you to do things that will end up growing your business.
Let It Go
When people upset you, don’t let it slow you down. Decide to forgive those people, so you can move on with the same momentum you had before they made you want to just walk out of the office for the day.
This might take some coaching and time to do, but once you master the ability to let go, you’ll do it faster and easier. Try closing your eyes, taking a deep breath, and then letting go of your adverse feelings as you breathe out. Do it a few times if you’re really wound up over what happened.
Set a Timer
Many people work better under pressure. When you have a ton of work to do on your website, go ahead and set a timer.
Give yourself 10 minutes and then see how much you can get done without sacrificing quality. You’ll be amazed at how much you’ll do in just 10 minutes, and will probably want to see how much you can get done in 10 more minutes.
Give Yourself a Break
You will work slower when you are burned out. Give yourself a break by designating a certain amount of time each day to do something you enjoy.
It should not be interrupted by work or other responsibilities because you should be able to recharge your batteries during this time.
When people are under stress, they don’t breathe as deeply as they do when they are relaxed.
Pay attention to how you are breathing throughout the day and try to slow it down. When you’re relaxed, you will be able to focus and do more.
Group Related Tasks
Don’t start working on blog content and then switch over to design.
This will make you work slower because you’ll need to switch your mindset. When you’re blogging, stick with blogging. When you’re working on web design, work on web design.
Work to Music
Music relaxes people and can make them work faster. Many people will start to work along with the beat of the music.
The other benefit of music is that it keeps you from feeling bored, which makes you slow down.
Work First Email Second
People can spend an hour or more going through email in the morning.
The morning is one of the best times to work because you’re refreshed and ready to go. Work on the most important task of the day first, and then go through your email.
Give these productivity hacks a try this week. You may just find you get a lot more done for your website, which will free you up some time to do other things to grow your business or improve your personal life.