1. Start your day with a clear focus.
Have a plan for what you want to accomplish each day before you get started. Spending as little as 5 minutes mapping out your day will save you hours scrambling to get it all done.
2. Have a dynamic task list.
Create a living task list that you update and revise regularly. Make sure your list gives you a quick overview of everything that’s urgent and important, but also includes big picture stuff.
3. Do the most important things first.
Sounds obvious, but it’s very easy to whittle away a day with the small stuff.
4. Minimize interruptions.
This is a no-brainer that the more uninterrupted time you get during the day to work on important tasks, the more effective you’ll be. So PUT DOWN your phone!
5. Stop procrastinating and be accountable.
Don’t put off what you need to do or what you don’t want to do. If you can’t get it done, enlist the help of an accountability partner or group.
6. Review your day.
Spend 5-10 minutes reviewing your task list every day before you close your computer. This will get you one step further ahead to get started tomorrow.