A successful ‘busy’ is a ‘structured busy’ and that means scheduling your time well so you are making the most of every minute.
Here are five ways that successful entrepreneurs schedule their day in order to maximize productivity and accomplish as much as possible:
1. Sticking to a morning routine
Whether it’s exercising, meditating, writing, reading, cooking or taking a walk, get up a little earlier and make sure you consistently do the same activities every single day.
2. Doing the most pressing work first
It can be tempting to take care of all the little trivial things on your to-do list before moving on to the big stuff.
But successful people tend to tackle the hardest or the most pressing things first. Make a list prioritizing everything you need to do that day, and start with the most important things on your list.
3. Keeping their schedules packed but not too packed.
Successful people know that burnout is a real thing. They make the most of their days by scheduling a lot into each day
but ever overextending themselves, at least they try not to.
Be realistic about what you can accomplish in one day and don’t over commit to too many things.
4. Giving themselves time to regroup and refocus
Stress is a killer when it comes to productivity. While small amounts of stress can make you feel more alert and focused,
too much stress can cause health risks and can make you lose control over your ability to concentrate and work well.
Successful people know that when the pressure is on, it’s a good time to regroup and regain control over the work they are doing.
5. They reflect on their day and accomplishments.
This offers a sense of pride and gratitude and serves as a reward for a job well done.
So these are the things you can do or at least practice, so in times to come it will turn into a habit. It helps to create positive associations with hard work and motivates you to stay on the same path and schedule in the months to come. I personally struggle to manage my time until I scheduled my ‘busy-ness’. It’s all depends how much you want to achieve by the end of the day.