Today on #MakersTV I talk about knowing when you’ve reached your limit of productivity for the day, so you can stop trying (and not succeeding) to complete high-level tasks when your brain is fried and you should really be focusing on lower-level tasks (or no tasks at all and just go to bed!).
In this episode I mention about daily routines, weekly schedules and trying to find your own rhythm. A lot of the time, most people who work at home and have a business on the side or have kids, work at night when everyone is asleep or when their kids are having a nap during the day. We are all so concerned with all the tasks that we need to do that we try to do all of them in a limited amount of time and because of that, we end up not working productively. We have to know when we are not being productive and effective because unless we do so, it will just make us more tired and stressed. If there is no time to recharge and rejuvenate then work just becomes a burden.
The build-up and the stress of doing so many tasks at once may get the best of us and one day we would just realize that we are absolutely exhausted. What we can do is focus on tasks that do not really require too much brain power to be productive instead of doing more intense tasks that will only make us ineffective. When we feel like we’re really not in it at the moment, we need to listen to our bodies and work out when we are most productive during the day to maximize productivity and get priorities done.
It is also highly important to give ourselves a break and realize that we have a limited amount of time. There is only 24 hours to a day so we have to figure out how to make the most of that time through time management and working through systems and processes. Think about the week and try to plan it out even if some days or weeks are pretty different. Despite the differences, there is a certain rhythm to our daily routines and we have to know when to switch off for the day. Because remember, getting enough sleep is also the best way to be more productive the next day.
As much as we want to get so much done, to work and propel your business forward, we cannot achieve anything if we are not getting the right amount of sleep, rest, and balance in our lives. Remember to breathe, pause, and take a break.
If you want to learn about how to be more effective and productive, check out The Makers Collective for more tips and work towards a healthy and much deserved work-life balance.
CAN YOU CONFIDENTLY SAY YOU ARE WORKING ON THE RIGHT THING, RIGHT NOW IN YOUR BUSINESS?
Sometimes, even when we are doing all the right things, it can feel like we’re spinning our wheels and not moving forward at all. This could be because you’re focusing on the wrong area of your business – or doing all the right things, but at the wrong time.