Do you have your goals set out for this year?
Did you create them at the beginning of the year but haven’t monitored them since then? If that’s you, don’t worry, you’re not alone.
Business goals help you gauge your success and help you stay motivated to reach those goals. Some people think the planning stage is drudgery but even those entrepreneurs who prefer the “fly by the seat of your pants” approach to running their business have specific goals in mind.
Not having goals is equivalent to being on a hamster wheel going nowhere.
Take a few minutes and think about what you want to accomplish in your business and make sure you’re not making any of these mistakes in your goal-setting process:
1. Procrastinating. You don’t need to wait until January 1st to set your goals. Try setting quarterly goals instead. If the idea seems overwhelming, set a timer for 30 minutes and start mapping your goals on paper.
2. Not prioritizing. You can...
Working from home might seem like an amazing opportunity to relax and take it easy. You can wake up later, you don’t need to commute to work, and you can avoid to speaking to anyone you don’t want to.
But while all that might sound amazing, it can actually end up being too much of a good thing.
Going outdoors is actually rather crucial for vitamin D and fresh air. Speaking to people is good for our mental health. And not commuting might well mean only getting 1,000 steps a day. This can all cause serious damage to your health!
So what can you do? Here are some tips that will make a big difference.
Spend Time Outdoors
One way or another, you NEED to spend time outdoors. A powerful tip is to go outdoors in the morning, as this will also help you to adjust your body clock to ensure better sleep.
At the same time, going for walks can also be useful. Try wearing a fitness tracker which will count your steps and that way tell you if you need to get more exercise – the...
When was the last time you took a vacation? It may seem obvious that taking a holiday can help reverse burnout, but only a small percentage of people actually disengage and disconnect from their daily sources of stress for a restful holiday. Most of us allow excuses and anxieties to prevent us from unplugging and taking a meaningful break.
What are the two biggest reasons people give for not taking a holiday?
On the surface, these seem like valid mitigating circumstances - but there are ways around both roadblocks if you are committed to find time to spend taking care of yourself.
1. Time - Many people believe they have no time to take a holiday: that their business will implode, their lives are fundamentally too hectic, or any number of other worries. No matter the reason, time needn't be a roadblock to taking a holiday. If you are blessed to work in an industry that accumulates paid holiday, you are much more likely to be able to use that time to take a...
Creating and following a schedule is the best way to use all of your time as efficiently as possible. Working on a schedule helps you meet deadlines, keep appointments and stay focused on the task at hand. But, following a schedule can be difficult - especially if you aren’t used to planning out your day. Here are some things to keep in mind while making and maintaining your schedule.
Make a To-Do List
The first thing to consider when setting up a schedule is knowing what you need to accomplish. Make a list of everything that you need to get done in a day, as well as a list of leisure activities or other things that you would like to do. Once you’ve made your lists, you can decide how much time you need for each activity and use this to develop a schedule. Schedule high-priority activities first and work everything else in around them.
Use a Planner
Record all of your scheduled events in one organisational tool like a planner. You can use a physical copy or an app on...
We all want to be able to organise our schedules and have the commitment to maintain them on a day-to-day basis, but how? Creating a workable schedule is typically time-consuming and often results in a frustrating battle with your calendar.
Organisation is beneficial for everyone and can be easily adapted to suit individual needs. And believe it or not, being organised in your everyday life actually saves you time and money. Here are a few of the reasons why.
Efficient and Stress-Free
If you keep your belongings organised, you don’t need to spend time looking for them when needed. This is especially handy in the case of important yet rarely used items, such as insurance or tax information.
The key to keeping things organised is to come up with a place to keep something and stick to it. If you want to keep important mail in a desk drawer, make sure you keep all of your important mail in that drawer. Don’t be afraid of sorting your things too much. The more...