Increase Productivity: 1 Simple Time Saving Trick for Creatives (office productivity tools)
Watch this productivity improvement video for this simple trick I use to save hours every week. This is especially relevant for you if you often get to the end of the day wondering where all the time went! Do this every day to increase your motivation and productivity.
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Hi I’m Una, Co-founder of CreativeFlow.TV and today I want to talk to you about how you can increase your productivity.
I would like to introduce you to a very good friend of mine… Ta Da! Yes it’s a kitchen timer.
Now you may be thinking how on earth can the kitchen timer help me to be more productive? Well this is what you do…
You gotta decide what your priorities are. You gotta decide what your ambitions are for that day and make an estimate on how long you think those things are going to take. And then break that time down into little chunks.
So if you’re doing kind of bitty work I would suggest you have 10 min intervals, or if you’re doing work that’s maybe a bit longer where you’re less likely to get distracted on the internet and where you want to be more focused and less interrupted, then maybe do it in half hour or hour intervals.
The point of doing this is this.. It’s so easy for us creative types to get distracted!
I don’t know about you but I tend to have 10 million tabs open on my internet at any one time and you know phone is there and I have ideas popping into my head and
I think about, “Oh I need to contact so and so…” So all the stuff tends to be going on in our heads and it’s really easy to get unfocused and distracted and get to the end of the day going “Where has all the time gone?!”
Click like if this has ever happened to you – be honest!
See the thing is by using a timer – and by the way this is a tip from a very good friend mine, a productivity expert called Rob P Brown. Thank you Rob!
By using a timer you can also become more aware of how you’re spending your time and how long things take.
So for instance I thought sending an email only took five to 10 minutes but I actually discovered from using the timer, that pretty much nearly every time I sent an email it was around the 20 to 30 minutes mark.
Well when you’re planning your day if you’ve got a better idea of how long things take, then you’re going to be better at planning what is actually achievable in that time scale.
I don’t know about you but I certainly tend to underestimate how long things take. That’s very typical of creative people who are very high Dynamo energy. You know my head tends to be a bit in the cloud as opposed to being like the more Tempo people who have their feet on the ground and are more connected to the earth and the time and seasons and all of that.
By making a kitchen timer your best friend you can actually really have an impact on your day and I ‘m talking about saving hours a week, possibly even hours a day as well.
So make your timer your best friend!
I’m Una from Creativeflow.tv, me and my buddy going byeeee….
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About the Author
Una is a Business Coach & Strategist for Creative Services Providers (Design, Animation, Marketing/Digital Agencies, etc.). She helps them to stand out from the crowd confidently & profitably so they can attract high-level, 'Ready to Invest' clients, doing creative work that fills their hearts with pride - WITHOUT selling their soul or adding extra workload.