So it’s Monday, let’s start the new week with an encouraging breathe and a sigh of relief. There might have been some economic and political changes but now it’s Monday, it’s a new week, let’s look at some more motivating topics to hit the ground running and start off a successful, motivating week.
Despite the changes happening in the news you’ll want to maintain productive, and instigate success into your new week. It’s mid month, you might have had a slow week last week, producing less revenue – whatever your reasons! Whether it’s personal or work related, there’s always one key issue at hand, Procrastination – the action of taking no action! Therefore, we’ve got our latest productivity tips to push you into the right direction.
Here’s 3 tips from this weeks Productivity Cheat Sheet
A rigid structure will present a forward thinking, fluid approach
Simply start with a schedule, take steps to ensure you complete the most important tasks first before you take on any new business or finalise any minor operations. Set aside hourly blocks between tasks, with a short 5 minute break to ensure you start to regain control of daily life. As a successful business leader and influencer you should be able to identify each different task it’s importance, and how it’ll affect your business.
A to do list is important, we mentioned last week about using Evernote, a simple tool for note taking and shortlisting webpages you’ve previously viewed online. Simply by using this browser extension, you’ll be able to filter out less important information ensuring procastination becomes a thing of the past, allowing you to motivate yourself this Monday.
Are you up to the Challenge? – Set a Deadline
Start with a challenge, once you’ve set out your weekly objectives give yourself a deadline, because let’s face it – the real motivation you require on a Monday morning is an intense deadline. Firstly, before you succumb to a challenge, start by maintaining your body clock, get a good night sleep, ensuring your productive the following morning and throughout the day.
By setting yourself a deadline, yes you’re succumbing yourself to unprofound pressure, but you’re also challenging yourself to achieve new heights, create a goal which could determine your business’ future.
Simple Shortcuts to Manage your Desktop
Last week we discussed optimising your web browser to improve productivity, now let’s look at making some changes to your desktop. So we know procrastination is a key indicator and multitasking likes to play trick’s. Simply, once you’ve made an amendment to your day and created that sound schedule; within your PC create a second desktop this allows you to group together all relevant information for each task. For instance, keep your accounts spreadsheets open on one desktop whilst copywriting for your website on another. These simply shortcuts will help you to set up and navigate through your desktop.
- Windows Key + Ctrl + D – Create a new virtual desktop and switch to it
- Windows Key + Ctrl + F4 – Close the current virtual desktop.
- Windows Key + Ctrl + Left / Right – Switch to the virtual desktop on the left or right
Look out for more productivity tips throughout the week…