How to organise your time effectively and get better results
Hands up if any of the following sounds familiar:
You are wearing so many hats in your business, that you struggle to stay on top of everything
You find it easier to organise other people's lives rather than your own
You struggle trying to prioritise your workload efficiently
You find that your long to-do list leaves you feeling overwhelmed and often burnt out
Well, here is what you need to know. Managing your time is critical to improving productivity and more importantly relieving stress. Also, organised people will make use of tools and/or technology to keep them on track.
But listen up as I have a CONFESSION to make
YES, I struggled to be organised.
I was a teacher for 15+ years before starting my own business and for many years I prided myself on being an organised person
However when I started by business one of the biggest struggles was knowing how to prioritize my work especially when my workload ballooned and all my tasks felt important.
The truth is that a lot of the work that I was doing every day didn’t really need to be done. At least not right away.
Wanting to try and get through everything left me feeling overwhelmed and burnt out. And whilst I was good at organising other people's lives I needed to find a better method to organise my own.
BUT THE TURNING POINT FOR ME WAS…
Adapting my strategy by researching various tools that I could use to organise my time and ultimately relieve myself of any unnecessary stress.
AND THE RESULT WAS...
Better at prioritising my tasks
One tool in partuclar tool that really helped me get more organised and achieve better results is Asana.
Asana is a project management tool amongst many other project management tools our there, but it happens to be my favourite one, simply for its ease of use and it’s functionality. And an added bonus is that it is free.
Some of it’s features include:
Creating teams and unlimited projects
Commenting in tasks for clarification
Sharing documents with other team members
Communicating in one place with clients and subcontractors etc
And so much more