Ah – School holidays
While this isn’t specifically course related, getting work done is the backbone of getting results in ANYTHING, and this applies to courses too.
At some point you have to get stuck in and get things finished, you have to create content and maybe videos, you have to build websites, run ads, or even just return emails.
And that’s a lot of work at the best of times!
Now throw school holidays into the mix, and sometimes I feel like someone should play the theme of Mission Impossible while I try and complete a task (like recording this video for you).
So here are my 3, very honest, tips on how to get things done.
1. Be productive when you can
It would be lovely to get a full day of work in, but I know that’s not realistic. I know that I actually have the little bit of time before they wake up and then a little bit of time in the middle of the day while they have lunch and a rest.
Because these are fairly small amounts of time I need to make sure that they are productive as they can be.
2. Get really clear on what you need to do.
Especially if you have limited time available to you, but this also works on any given day.
Get really clear on the tasks you need to do, break them down into little steps and record them somewhere.
Then when you DO get time to do some work, you can see really quickly at easily, at a glance, what you need to start smashing out and what is a priority.
3. Turn off distractions.
When you are working, especially with limited time, you need to turn off everything that is going to distract you. I turn off my phone, all notifications, social media and even music that has lyrics. If I really have work that I need to get done quickly, I plug in my headphones, listen to Focus at Will and put all of my effort into getting that “thing” finished.
That’s it really. There is no fancy app, no magical tracking method, no way to make the kids be quiet for longer… you just have to get stuck in, make the most of any time you can get, and get stuff done.
Your challenge today: Get stuck in and get one thing done and dusted. Try and make it one of the things that has been sitting on your to-do list for a while.