Many business owners begin the week with good intentions, then fall into a pattern of slipping behind.
Soon, they’re ending every day feeling even more overwhelmed than the last.
The outcome generally involves too much stress on the individual and unnecessary strain on the business, too.
So, here’s how you can develop more self-awareness in your work and be more productive.
Self Awareness and Productivity.
However, productivity doesn’t look the same for everyone.
Self-awareness is the key when it comes to actually get stuff done. Develop that, and you can use it to create a blueprint to structure your day.
To cultivate this kind of self-awareness, start by taking a hard look at the behaviour patterns that motivate you as well as the ones holding you back.
Are you really good at digging into deep work in the afternoon? Or are you all about checking off small items as soon as you get in?
Knowing when you naturally tackle different types of projects will enable you to prioritize tasks and plan your day in a way that drives you to produce your best work.
Look not only at the when, but the how behind your work.
Do you need to put all notifications on do not disturb? Do you have set times when you need to take breaks?
As an entrepreneur, you aren’t going to have the same built-in structure that might otherwise plan your day.
It’s up to you to identify the right structures, put them into place and communicate them to others.
Set the right goals.
The next step in turning productivity into a sustainable habit is to set daily goals that take advantage of how you work best.
When you’re planning what you need to get done, consider just these three things:
1. Aim for a target you can hit.
It’s extremely counterproductive and damaging to set unrealistic expectations and then fail to attain them, day after day.
Rather than tackling what could be accomplished, you’ll end up spending valuable time stressing about all the things you never got around to doing.
2. Create a timeline.
Even an achievable list can seem daunting when it contains so many possible start points.
Eliminate the decision paralysis: Schedule beforehand when you’ll tackle each task.
Use your newfound self-knowledge to identify which times of day you’re most effective.
Plot breaks as needed and communicate your plan to your team. Making yourself available when you’re at your best is better for everyone anyway.
3. Build in accountability checks.
Check in with yourself throughout the day to take stock of what’s working and what’s not.
Be ruthlessly honest.
This check-in process also should take place at the end of every month and quarter to measure your longer-term goals, both personal and professional.
You need to make sure you’re headed in the right direction.
Even the most disciplined entrepreneur can benefit from an occasional external gut-check.
Think about colleagues and peers you confide in, and how well they know your goals and challenges.
Set Yourself The Right Goal and Work Towards It.
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