“We’re all aware of how much of a role productivity plays in our lives. Most of us waste time like we have more extra, but that should not be the case. Productivity should help us organize our time to work efficiently and not wear ourselves out,” says Ethan Johnston, managing director of Experior Advertising. According to an article on Entrepeneur.com by Sujan Patel, the writer discusses that successful entrepreneurs are organized and get a lot done just by following something as simple as routine. Patel writes “When you have a lot of tasks on your to-do list, you may feel overwhelmed, and find it a struggle even to get started. But having a routine provides structure to your day and allows you to get more done in less time. As Stephen Covey wrote in The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, “The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule but to schedule your priorities.” More than 40 percent of the time at work is spent unproductively, according to a study by Atlassian, but following a routine and putting a few strategies in place to organize your day can change that figure dramatically.”
“Some aspects of having a routine are as simple as organizing your day in advance, focusing on prioritizing the tasks that need to be done first, and most importantly taking breaks. Patel mentions these to be integral in helping us optimizing our daily schedule,” says Ethan Johnson of Experior Advertising. At Experior Advertising, we know that tasks can get to the point where you need to be fully aware of everything going on. But it doesn’t have to get hectic if you place importance and implement a schedule of what to accomplish when. It also helps if you have time blocks and give yourself deadlines. “Deadlines are known to make sure you finish a task within a certain timespan. It’s important because it pushes us to challenge our inner mental strength and finish something on time to move on to something else,” says Ethan Johnston of Experior Advertising.
One way to optimize your schedule that Patel mentions is, “Focus on three big tasks a day: It’s easy to get caught up in the inevitable day-to-day emergencies, but it’s important to remember your larger goals. One of the best ways I do this is by focusing on getting three big tasks done every day. Write these goals at the top of your list and schedule your day around them. This helps me to avoid working on smaller tasks and to focus on more needle-moving work. Avoid distractions and don’t let anyone interrupt you while you’re working on these three things. According to Atlassian, employees spend over two hours every day recovering from distractions.” Focusing on bigger tasks first give them priority, and getting done with priority first is what counts to optimize your schedule in the best way for other smaller things to be accomplished too.