The World wants to be more productive.
That’s why people won’t stop buying old, new books, courses, and coaching to get good at it.
You can do that too.
For now, how about trying these tried and tested hacks that I use to stay on top of my work during the day.
#1 Never start work from scratch
Use templates for tasks you do often.
Use them to write blog posts, create video scripts, client proposals, and marketing plans.
Your mileage may vary but it is not uncommon to see at 100% jump in speed of execution this way.
So if you spent 10 hours doing something. Now you can do it in 5 hours.
How is that for a #win.
You don’t have to templatize everything.
Keep room for exploration and serendipity. Use 20% of your time in a month, to build things from scratch.
If you foresee yourself doing that new thing that comes out of exploration often then create a template for it.
A positive side effect of working off of templates is that you can give most of what you do to others to do it for you.
#2 Split your days
Split your days into 2-4 parts spending on how much you want to cover in a day.
On the days when I have to do a lot I split my days into 4 parts.
I try to get 1-3 hours early in the day before breakfast.
Couple of hours after breakfast and before lunch.
About 2-3 hours after lunch and before evening tea. I don’t drink tea but time it with family’s tea and get my coffee then.
Post evening tea, I keep myself open to discussions and diversions.
And then I do another round post after dinner.
#3 Do something that breaks then pattern in the middle of the day
You can do what I do.
I take a quick bath in the middle of the day.
And, often a quick post lunch nap.
I have figured that 5-15 minutes work great to make me refreshed. Any longer makes me groggy, and I take another hour to get in a groove.
This is the best energy boost you can give to yourself.
But you don’t have to do what I do to break patterns. You can go for a walk, workout, paint or talk to a near and dear one.
Find your own drug.
You are free to do anything you want.
And, if like a big part of the world you are working from home so why not?