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Top Three Time Management Tips to Boost Productivity

February 27, 2024

Filed in: Education

Last week I made a poll on Instagram Stories where I asked my audience what their number one struggle is in their business and by far most people said time management. This doesn’t surprise me at all. I hear it all that time, if I could only have a little more time. However, let’s be honest, it’s not more hours that we need, what we need is time management. How to organize our time intelligently so we can work smarter rather than harder and have a healthy work-life balance. 

Today, I want to share with you my top three time management tips to boost productivity in your business. Effective time management will help you stay organized. Get tasks done in a timely manner, as well as achieve your goals effectively. Another time management benefit is that it helps reduce stress in your work environment. 

Top three time management tips to boost productivity

  1. Prioritize your jobs. I like to brain dump my to do list at the beginning of my week. Once I brain dump, I like to pick the top three tasks that are the most important to help move my business forward. Once I have my top three, I like to attack my least favorite project first. This works for me because it prevents me from procrastinating.
  2. Budget your time. Just like we budget money, I like to budget my time and use time blocking. Time blocking is a method used to plan out every moment of your day in advance and dedicate time blocks for certain tasks. (I wrote a blog post about time blocking and you can read it here.)
  3. Remove any and all distractions. Working from home can be really hard sometimes. It’s so easy to get distracted. Something always needs to get done around the house. It’s important that we set boundaries and stay laser focused on the work that needs to be done. Turn off all notifications. silence your phone. Close all the tabs you are not using on your computer. Stay away from social media. Say “no” to Netflix and Hulu. I know a lot of photographers love to have Netflix or Hulu in the background as they edit. No judgement here as I used to be guilty of this. Instead play some white noise in the background. Be very respectful of your time. 

LYDIA GILLIS PHOTOGRAPHY is Denver based Seniors, and Personal Branding Photographer as well as educator. She helps photographers run a profitable and sustainable business. 


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