Do you feel like you’re really busy, but that you haven’t actually achieved much by the end of the day? This is one of the things new mothers find hard because caring for a young baby is so consuming, but this can also happen when your children grow up, and when you’re back at work. If you don’t have an effective approach to making things happen, you can start to feel flat when you don’t achieve the things that are most important to you.
Without implementing the approach we share in our Thrive Time video below, we’re not sure we’d be able to run our business effectively. It’s so easy to feel overwhelmed if we focus on the number of things we need to get through. So instead we’re going to suggest a super simple, 2 step approach that we both use every day.
We believe that being effective in your day is all about focus. And what we mean by this is being able to focus on your single, most valuable activity for as long as you possibly can – before you move onto anything else.
Instead of doing that most important, valuable thing that is going to make all the difference, what people tend to do, is to procrastinate on that one thing, and instead busy themselves with lots of other not so important things, because it feels good to tick off our To Do List. We might say “I’ll get onto “that really important thing” once I’ve cleared my inbox, written a couple of emails, knocked off a few small things from my list etc etc… and before you know it, it’s time to make dinner, or you’re feeling a little brain dead and you think “I’ll tackle it tomorrow”… and the cycle continues, sometimes until it becomes so urgent that the process of doing that one very important and most valuable thing completely stresses you out!
In today’s episode we share the approach we’ve been using for the last 10 years to achieve more by actually doing less. If you’re ready to up your productivity game, click on the video below:
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