HOW TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE WITH YOUR TIME

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Successful people have the same amount of time in a day as we do, they just know how to manage it.

I started school this semester and it knocked me of my game completely. The thought of starting school and having less time for blogging stressed me more than the actual schedule change. Then I realized, it wasn’t even that bad. I just had to learn how to manage my time more wisely.

I read a ton of articles about entrepreneurs and how they became successful. I can say I’m fairly motivated and manage my time wisely and to my surprise, I actually do more than half of the things all these people do to make the most of their time.

How to manage your time like an entrepreneur

Morning and night routine. Wake up early, around 5-6 am and start your morning routine: gym, shower, vitamins, breakfast, and now you can start your day around 8am. And the same for your night routine.

You won’t throw away money, don’t throw away your time. Whenever you have spare time, you use that time to do something productive and get something done that you are going to benefit from.

Make a list. Make a list that day and no matter what, finish every single thing on that list.

Don’t overbook. Do not overbook yourself, it’s always good to have some time in between. you never know what might come up and have you running late. Running late looks bad.

Eliminate decisions. Did you know some power people only have black clothing or black and blue suits to eliminate deciding on what to wear? Either a black or blue suit for the men or  black outfits for the girls. They say that eliminating decisions like these makes it easier to decide on more important things throughout the day. They also have their food prepped so they don’t have to decide on what to eat.

Avoid meetings. I read somewhere that Oprah hates meetings and says they are a waste of time and unproductive, she prefers emails. As well as other successful people but I forget names. If she were to attend a meeting it would have to be no more than 10 minutes and very efficient. If not, a detailed email would be best. When I read this it made so much sense to me because meetings are unproductive and all it does is waste time.

Work on one thing at a time. If you focus on too many things at the same time, you will exhaust yourself. Tackle one thing at a time.

Tackle the easy things first.  I tackle things in a certain order, for example, if I have homework or work to do, I always tackle those things first before blogging. BUT, if I have to clean the house or wash dishes or cook. I do all of that before tackling the homework/work and then I can work on what I love, which is blogging. Therefore, when I’m blogging I have a clear mind and I’m not stressing about anything else. So I guess I’d say I tackle the things I enjoy less first so I can have a clear mind to tackle what I love last. 

 Managing your time takes a bit of practice and getting used to. But I believe we can all get a little better with this in order to make the most of our days. If you have any tips on how to manage time leave a comment down below.