Productivity is crucial in every profession, but as an online business owner you have to be productive every single day if you want to keep the money coming in. So what is the best way to improve your productivity, accomplish your goals and build your wealth as an online business owner?
If you aspire to become a wealthy online business owner, here are three productivity hacks that will help you focus and grow your business the right way, without ever taking a step back.
#1: Take Periodic Breaks
We know—we’re preaching to the choir. Even if everyone tells you that you have to take periodic breaks to achieve success as an online business owner, try taking a quick self-assessment and ask yourself when you last heeded that advice.
The reality is that online business is grueling, and the longer you try to push through the pain, the more difficult it will become. The solution to the problem: set a timer and take a 15-minute break every 90 minutes. This will give you just enough time to work through your tasks without excessive interruption. Try not to engage in idle tasks during your break. Instead of watching YouTube videos, try taking a walk outside, eating a healthy snack, or even getting in a quick power nap.
#2: Complete Your Most Dreaded Tasks in the Morning
If you don’t believe in the effectiveness of this tip, just try it for yourself. It’s a scientific fact that will power and even brain power slowly declines as the day progresses. So what does that mean for you? If you save all of your most difficult tasks for the end of the day, it’s likely that you won’t have enough motivation to complete them. When this happens, you’ll either procrastinate the task altogether or you’ll complete the task, but do a poor job.
If you want to be more effective and productive throughout the day, make a list of your most dreaded tasks and put them on a spreadsheet. Every morning when you begin your work, make sure to work through the most dreaded tasks first.
#3: Prep Your Meals Ahead of Time
You may have seen this tip showcased on fitness websites all over the web, but this tip is not reserved for bodybuilders and fitness models.
If you really want to save yourself time and become healthier at the same time, you absolutely need to prepare your meals ahead of time. You don’t have to get too crazy and store a week’s worth of meals in the fridge, but it does mean you should portion out your meals for the next day and store them in Tupperware containers. When you prep your meals ahead of time, you save yourself the time of cooking food and dishing it up, and you also make it easier for yourself to make healthy choices every day. The healthier you are, the more focus you will have and the more productive you’ll be.