Work At Home: How To Get Way More Done In Less Time Without Sacrifying Personal Life.

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It's A Muscle, Not A Gene

Nobody is born productive. Just like nobody is born lazy. So you cannot blame it on the genes. Both characteristics are nothing but a set of habits, learned skills and results of decisions you make on a daily basis. Thus if you thought that you procrastinate because you lack productivity gene you’re wrong. But the good news is that you can become an insanely productive and successful person if that’s what you want. Of course, it will not happen overnight because personal transformation takes time, and it’s never linear. But with the right attitude, positive mindset and some good strategy you can become the most productive person you know. I mean, this is completely up to you. And if you need some guidance, useful tips and powerful hacks to maximize your productivity levels I’m here to help you with that. So without further ado, let’s get into the business. It’s time to start practising your productivity muscle!  

'Time is a currency you can only spend once, so be careful how you spend it.'

Work At Home Motto

Productivity Is A Set Of Habits

I feel the need to emphasise that everyone is different and unique. Thus, there’s no such thing as “one fits all” strategy to maximize productivity levels of every single person. However, there are many brilliant and incredibly effective tools, tips and hacks that you can try out and choose what works for you and what’s not. 

I, for example, had to dedicate some time to understand how my mind works and develop my own productivity system that will help me to increase my brain powers,  and I suggest you do the same. Because only you will know what works best for you. So be courageous, adventurous and open to the new experience. Try as many methods, tools, apps and hacks that you want, choose those that work for you and create your own productivity system. Don’t overcomplicate. Make it simple, easy to follow and exciting to avoid being overwhelmed and bored. And if you look for inspiration here is my productivity system that consists of various habits. 

To make it more clear and comprehensive I decided to divide these habits into two basic groups:

  1. Habits that will help you to control your time and become a badass at time management 
  2. Habits that will help you to control your environment and induce flow state with ease 

FIRST STEP: Become A Badass At Time Management

Most highly productive self-motivated and successful entrepreneurs start their day at 6 am or even earlier because it gives them enough time to perform their powerful morning rituals, revise their prioritized to-do list and drink their bullet coffee in peace. They use their calendar to block time and schedule their days down to the minute because they understand the value of time. They know how to combine hard work with smart work and most importantly they know how to get more things done in less time. How they do it? Well, by using the right time management techniques. What are these techniques you will find below

  1. Plan your day in advance
  1. Start your day off right
  1. Follow the 80/20 rule
  • The Pareto Principle, also known as the rule 80/20 developed by the Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto states that 20% of your actions or the activities produce 80% of the outcomes. That means that if you manage to identify that 20% correctly you will spend more time doing the right things and as a consequence, you will see better results sooner compared to your current working approach. If you want to know how does the Pareto Principle apply to time management, John Rapton explains this perfectly in his post that you can read here.
  1. Manage your energy levels
  1. Use the Parkinson Law to your advantage
  • Set deadlines for each of your goals, tasks and activities
  1. Take action
  1. Maximize downtown
  • Schedule your work breaks
  • Use breaks to boost your productivity levels
  • Reset, recharge and reboot your brain regularly
  1. Hold yourself accountable
  • Track your progress
  • Review your work regularly
  • Reflect on your mistakes
  1. Use productivity apps and tools to improve your workflow
  1. Master self-discipline and self-control

Best Time Blocking Tools Of 2020

  1. Google Calendar
  2. Trello – project management app here
  3. Clockify – Free Time Tracking Software here
  4. Toggl – Easy Time Blocking
      here
  5. Asana –  Manage your team’s work, projects, & tasks online here
  6. Todoist – task management software here 

Best Time Management Apps & Tools Of 2020

  1. Trello – project management app here
  2. Any.do – get seriously organized here
  3. Todoist – task management software here 
  4. FocusList iOS / Android – productivity app that helps you get more DEEP work done
  5. Y Productive here
  6. TickTick: ToDo List Planner, Reminder & Calendar (Android / iOS)
  7. Hours – Time Tracking App Online here
  8. Toggl – Free Time Tracking Software here
  9. RescueTime: Fully Automated Time Tracking Software here
  10. Google Drive (My Absolutely Favourite!)
  11. Google Calendar

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Work At Home Bundle Is On SALE!

When you buy the Work at Home Bundle, you’ll get access to:

  • 11 eCourses & memberships
  • 9 eBooks
  • 4 templates
  • 4 printables & workbooks

My Favourite Resources From This Bundle

  1. The Ultimate Guide to Make and Save Money at Home (eBook) by Kylie Travers 
    Includes numerous ways to make money, over 100 frugal recipes, tips for time management, childcare, budgeting and more to help you improve every area of your finances. 
  2. Brand Your Business (eCourse) by Jordan Prindle 
    Design a strategic and stunning brand for your business
  3. It’s My Time: The Time Management Planner That Helps You Budget and Save! (Printable) by Kris McPeak 
    The tool you need to budget your time like you budget your money.
  4. Master the Balancing Act: How to Balance a Job, a Side-Hustle, and a Life with Grace and Success (eBook ) by Stephanie Johnsen
    Read this book for some inspiration on balancing a side hustle, a day job, and a personal life, and doing it with grace to meet success.
  5. Towards Personal Productivity: Approaches and Tools For Enhanced Personal Productivity (eBook) by Takis Athanassiou 
    The #1 personal productivity strategy guide – a comprehensive resource that will help you to focus on the important things and do what’s matters most to you.

SECOND STEP: Be In A Flow With Environment

Dealing with distraction and interruptions while working at home is quite challenging but not impossible. It all depends on how you approach it. From my personal experience, I can tell you that, if you’re not used to working remotely you will need to set up a functional workspace and develop an effective strategy to deal with distractions, time-wasters and all the unnecessary decisions that deplete your willpower early on. Because if you don’t do it you will be reaching for your phone, checking emails, scrolling through social media accounts, watching Netflix, responding to messages, mindlessly snacking and doing anything besides working. And this is exactly what you want to avoid, right?

So choose a designed workspace, create favourable conditions, decrease the level of distractions to a minimum, choose time blocking method that works for you, plan your daily tasks, make your health your number 1 priority and start your “work from home” journey! Remember that you are in CONTROL of your life, day and work.

  1. Plan against distractions
  • Discover the real cost of procrastination
  • Stay away from social media during your work hours
  • Turn off notifications
  • Create a „Distraction Notebook” and collect your intrusive and distractive thoughts immediately
  1. Control your focus
  1. Simplify your decision-making process
  • Reduce non-critical choices
  • Eliminate unnecessary decisions
  1. Cultivate healthy lifestyle
  1. Declutter your workspace regularly
  • Create a tidy, organized and inspiring workspace
  1. Create & maintain a healthy work-life balance
  1. Improve your communication skills
  • Being able to communicate effectively is the most important of all life skills. That’s why you should learn to express yourself clearly, speak openly about your needs, listen attentively and encourage others to do so. This is the way to build strong (and healthy) relationships and make an emotional connection with your “tribe”. But even if you live alone, strong communication skills are what will help you to achieve success in life. 
  1. Give yourself some credit
  1.  Become A Better Decision-Maker
  • Improve your decision-making process
  • Reduce unnecessary decisions and non-critical choices from your daily life to create space for ease and clarity
  • Deal with problems as they arise so that they do not overwhelm you

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Best Posts About Achieving Goals:

  1. Maximize Your Productivity: 6-Step Method To Get More Things Done In Less Time. HERE
  2. Perfect Morning Routine to Reduce Stress & Anxiety HERE 
  3. The Ultimate Guide For Setting & Reaching Your Goals HERE
  4. 6 Self-Improvement Habits To Adopt in 2020 HERE
  5. Get into the Habit of Being Seriously Organized in 2020. HERE
  6. 8 Simple Steps to Set Yourself Up for a Successful 2020 HERE
  7. Powerful and smart ways to manage your time efficiently and effectively HERE
  8. 5 steps to success in achieving your goals HERE
  9. The ultimate way to overcome procrastination and become a highly productive person HERE
  10. The science of motivation HERE
  11. 10 powerful habits to boost your confidence HERE

Stay positive

Be mindful

and

Build your own productivity system!

xo Kate

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