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June 24, 2020

5 STEPS TO A PRODUCTIVE WORK DAY

What does your routine look like for your workday? 

If you have a routine in place you are more likely to have a more productive day.  Stop looking for that thing that will get you organized.  You know, that trick or a new app that everyone is raving about.  If you simply put a little thought into how you set up your day, you might be surprised at the results.  

Check out these 5 simple steps.

Step 1Brain dump your to-do list –  It is good to leave your thoughts on the table before you go to bed at night.  This way you won’t have your mind on things when you are trying to get to sleep, but also you will be ready to go first thing in the morning.  This works well if you are working from home or going into the office first thing. Get into the habit before you leave your desk at the end of the day to set your priorities and goals for the next day.

Step 2Start the day with yourself in mind first –  Morning routines are so important, they set the tone of the day.  Do you take the time to eat something healthy?  Maybe you take the time to do some yoga/stretch or go for that walk.  Whatever your routine is, take the time to do this for yourself, as it will help you with your focus for the rest of the day.

Step 3 – Prioritize – Set up the time to do the most important tasks of the day.  Set your timer for 2 hours and then take a break. Move onto checking your emails, answer calls/messages, look at your social media accounts, and then move onto the next task of the day. 

Step 4 – Action Plan – do you have a CRM (Customer Relationship Management) system in place?  If you don’t you should consider one.  They can help set up your ‘game plan’ and your ‘strategy’ for your clients and staff.  This system can be something like ASANA or it can be as simple as your Google Calendar and setting up some time-blocking for your day/week.

Step 5 – Take time out – taking time for yourself is so important in how productive and creative you will be during your workday.  Step away from your computer screen, change the scenery, and get some fresh air.