If you’ve got too much to do and not enough time in which to do it all, try doing less!
It’s all very well, trying to cram more into our busy lives and using our time more efficiently – after all that’s what I spend most of my time doing – helping people to use their time more effectively but it’s always worth taking that step back and actually letting some things go.
Some people have so much on their plate, it’s no wonder they never have a moment to themselves – numerous hobbies, activities, parental responsibilities, socialising, family commitments, charity work, PTA on top of working or running a business.
The most important thing, is to actually decide where and how you want to spend your time. In order to become really efficient with your time, you may actually need to start doing less.
Look at all the roles you fulfil in your life and where you spend your time. What are your priorities? Not just in your business but in your personal life - parent, partner, business owner, friend and family member.
Another way to do less – is to get someone else to do more. Know what it is that needs doing and then delegate part of your workload out to someone else.
If doing the accounts doesn’t rock your boat, get a book-keeper. If you don’t want to spend your precious free time on housework or in the garden, hire a cleaner or gardener – a couple of hours a week will make all the difference and will be well worth the outlay, leaving you more of your time to work on the part of the business that you really love or spend time with the people you care about.
Work smarter not harder.