How can I take time out of my busy schedule to improve my productivity?
You’re struggling to fit everything into your day and often work evenings and weekends, too. There simply aren’t enough hours in the day. How will you ever find the time to learn new techniques and establish habits that might improve your productivity? How can you take time out of your already busy schedule, you’ll fall even further behind and never catch up? Right? Wrong.
Sorry to be blunt but if you don’t take the time now and do something about it, you will always be behind, trying to catch up. You have to consciously make the decision to take that time out. Yes, learning new techniques and changing habits does take some time. But look at this time as an investment. A few hours invested now will save you many, many hours in the future.
Let’s say learning a couple of new techniques takes 2 to 5 hours. Chances are it’s a lot less, by the way. Now let’s assume, these new techniques could save you an hour every day. That’s 5 hours every week, or over 250 hours every year? So, in a year, you’ve saved over 6 working weeks with that initial 10-hour investment. Now that’s definitely a return on investment worth considering.
Saving an hour every day means that you get to go home an hour earlier; you get to be less stressed; you get to be better rested which in turn will improve your productivity even further. You’ll be less busy but get a lot more done. Isn’t that the kind of change we’re all looking for?
So, if you think that you can’t afford to take that time out of your busy work week, I’ll have to counter: can you afford not to?
If you’re ready to make some changes in your working life, get in touch. I can help you to save at least an hour per day by supporting you in finding out exactly which changes you need to make to get the most out of your working day.
Simply email me firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll set up a call to find out how I can help, no strings attached.