Busy doesn’t mean productive but time is money. It is not new to find small business owners work 24/7 but the question is, how well are you managing your time? Are you getting results or at the end of the day its just hours wasted.
This will help you keep tasks prioritized, and give you a tangible idea of what needs to get done. Put the most important projects at the top, and work your way down. There are several task management programs available online and in app form that can help keep you organized and focus on the priorities such as Google Sheet.
Having someone “who has been there” to provide support where you need it will also help with productivity. It’s okay to have someone to guide you when things get overwhelming. No one is an island of knowledge.
Yes! Many people think multi-tasking is okay and even a skill but several studies have shown that multitasking is ineffective. You might end up not completing any task effectively because you have your eyes all over the place but If you focus on one thing at a time, you will be more productive and efficient.
Give one project attention at a time. For instance, depending on deadlines, you can schedule your project on a weekly basis. Just ensure to give each project a time slot.
Finally, it’s important that you take care of yourself physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. If you don’t, it will be reflected in your work. Asides being productive, these time management skills can also help you handle stress.