- Learn Your Work Style
What drives you? Do you require complete silence in order to work? Or are you the sort who whistles while working? Spend some time determining when, where, and how you are most effective. Whatever you do, do not turn to the person next to you for the “correct” way to finish your workday! Ask yourself what your needs are, then try your best to meet them.
- Teach them to Set Targets
It is critical to understand what has to be done each day in order to meet a goal later in the week or month. To-do lists are a terrific method to organize your thoughts, but they may not help you prioritize. (Tip: If you like to-do lists, choose the most essential items on your list every day and focus solely on those.) Consider your long-term goals. Are those TikTok videos or how-to videos bringing you more business? You keep saying you should produce more, but you never do since you have so much to do. What should be moved to the top of your list of priorities? Don’t lose sight of your long-term goals because you like regularity or don’t want to leave your comfort zone.
- Teach them to Set Short Deadlines
Do you know what Parkinson’s Law is? It is stated that labor grows to occupy the time allotted to it. Did you set a week aside for yourself? It will take around a week. Instead, try giving yourself simply a few days! All within reason, of course. Try asking yourself whether you’re giving yourself a week to complete something because you don’t want to do it and would rather put it off as long as possible. Or could I complete it in three days?
- Motivate them to Work In 90- to 120-Minute Blocks
In terms of time, did you know that your brain can focus for 90 minutes at a time, according to research? Taking more pauses may seem counter-intuitive to all you know about productivity, yet taking more breaks can actually increase your productivity. You are less prone to burnout if you allow your body and mind to relax.
- Establish An End-Of-Day Routine
Many of us have a morning ritual, but do you have one at the end of the day? Having one can help you succeed the next day. Cleaning up after oneself before leaving your work and establishing a list of priority tasks for the next day might be examples of this. This way, you’ll know what your next morning should look like and will spend less time debating what to do first.
- Automate & Outsource
Don’t let minor tasks drag you down! There’s a good chance an app or even a virtual assistant can aid you with that. Another advantage of automating is that it reduces the amount of time you spend making decisions. For example, are you wasting time looking for the greatest hashtags or the best times to upload that reel? There are a variety of programs available to help you with this. Are you experiencing analytical paralysis because you’re stuck in a content production rut and don’t know what to write about next? Websites such as answerthepublic.com can inform you what people are searching for, allowing you to choose your next topic.
- Teach them to Work On their Communication Skills
This one may be difficult to confront, if not accepted, but if you’re not communicating effectively with your team or clients, details get lost along the line, and you wind up spending more time and energy rectifying mistakes or misunderstandings. Improve your active listening abilities and stay focused in meetings. Keep your correspondence brief and to the point. Your email’s bullet points are crucial! Make certain that you are clearly and effectively listening and communicating.
Rose .A. Milani,
Parent Coach and Registered Mental Health Counsellor
Based in Melbourne, Australia