I once bought a book about procrastination and didn’t get past the second page, 100% true story!
Over the years (especially the last couple) I’ve realised how important habits, priorities, and focus are to getting the important stuff done and achieving not just my goals, but also helping my clients achieve theirs too.
I’ve worked from home for close to 20 years in 3 countries, and remotely from all over the world, sometimes while on tour with bands or on holiday, sometimes while managing renovations or other life stuff outside of my business, and most recently with 2 young kids at home every day.
It’s the best! It can also be really hard to juggle when I don’t have a plan and I get sucked in to the vortex of distracting shiny objects and things that look more fun than what I have to do that day (looking at you tax returns).
The number one habit that gets my productivity through the roof is when I choose what things to get done that morning, prioritise them, then block out everything (using apps to actually block access to Facebook, Messenger etc) and FOCUS on ONE thing I need to get done to move me forward, even if it’s only for 30 minutes at a time, then move on to the next task.
Even if I only do this once a day, I always finish the week feeling accomplished.
It’s a habit I still need to work on, but it’s probably the thing that helps me get more done in less time than anything else.