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How to Have a Productive Work Week

July 7, 2020

Filed in: Education

How to Have a Productive Work Week

Today I’m going to share four things I do to set myself up for a productive work week. Every Sunday night I take about thirty minutes to plan out my week ahead. This not only helps me be strategic but also helps me be productive.

Brain-Dump

I like the idea of brain dumping and if you have not yet done this, I highly recommend it. For those that are new to brain-dump, all these means is transferring ideas, knowledge from your brain to paper, voice recording, or to your computer. I like to brain-dump using post-it notes.

When I brain-dump, I take a few minutes to write down all the tasks that need to get done. Once I’m done with brain-dumping, I choose three tasks that are a priority and are going to help move my business forward.

To Do List

Keep your to-do list short, this way you don’t get overwhelmed. I normally only have three projects on my to-do list besides daily tasks like checking emails and posting on social media. Once my three projects are done, I can add to my to-do list.

Prioritize

It is inevitable that we all have things to do in our business that we are not big fans of but we know they need to be done. I try to put those projects on top of the list and attack them first. Not only does this avoid procrastination, but it also gives me a great feeling of accomplishment. It also sets the tone for the rest of the week.

Budget Your Time

Just like we budget our checkbook, we also need to budget our time. Every single task needs to have an amount of time assigned to it. This also includes your breaks and lunch. Please don’t forget to take care of yourself as well.

Let me know if you found these tips helpful

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  1. Monica says:

    This was exactly what I needed! Headed to work on my to-do list.

  2. Jen says:

    YES! I like to brain-dump too!! Thanks so much for sharing these tips!!

  3. Maria says:

    Great tips…I work with a list everyday. I write it out the night before.

  4. Tasha says:

    Thanks for sharing these tips, it’s hard to stay focused & on task when you work from home!

  5. Alisha says:

    My planner makes a world of difference in my productivity!

  6. I need to do this! I feel like I’m getting so lazy in quarantine! I need to braindump and get in gear! Thanks for the tips!

  7. susie says:

    First thing on my To-Do list: Brain Dump!

  8. HEATHER OBENDORF says:

    Definitely some great tips in here! Thanks for sharing =)

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