Do you have a routine? If not, you may be struggling to remain motivated and productive. If used properly, a routine can ensure you remain productive every day and clear that dreaded ‘to-do’ list.
Drawing up a routine
No doubt you have a list of tasks that you tend to get through every day – you check out the newest forum posts, you respond to emails, you create content and you undertake some marketing. Is this task list written down? It should be.
If you take the time to write down a routine or task list, you can check off each item as you complete it. This gives you a visible reminder of your progress and will help keep you motivated.
Never stick too rigidly to a list of tasks though, as this can restrain innovation. Always leave time to think of new ideas, to check out the competition and predict what your members will want in the future.
Sticking to your routine
By having a routine written down, either on paper or on your computer, there will be no avoiding the jobs you need to complete each day. You will know exactly what is required of you, and you will have a far greater sense of achievement at clearing a written down ‘to-do’ list rather than one that is just in your mind.
Once you have a routine written down, make sure you stick to it – after a few days you will find that you are completing your routine tasks faster and as a result you will have more time for other jobs.
A regular routine will result in an increase in productivity – do you have a set routine? How does it benefit you?