We all hate those days. You know, the ones where you work all day—but feel further behind than when you started. You were working hard on areas that were not the most important.
You might be doing any of these five common mistakes unconsciously.
- Overestimating your quality time. According to the Harvard Business Review article, the reality, is that we have as little as one hour and 12 minutes of uninterrupted time.
- Overlooking or ignoring proven methods. You know, figuring out exactly when and where you are going to do something, collecting all the resources you’ll need to succeed… These things work! Don’t skip them.
- Resisting small changes in your habits. Remember what we learned from the book Atomic Habits? Small changes are the ones that work! Did you know that the mentally strong people embrace change?
- Forgetting how to do infrequent tasks. I’m guilty of this! The smart people save the instructions or steps so they don’t need to look for them again.
- Underestimating time and energy. Managing your energy is more important than managing your time. When you have no energy left, even small tasks take a long time, and it’s much harder to decide. The best research says take a small break every 45 to 60 minutes to refresh, then hit it hard again. And do your hardest task in the morning.
Do any of these convict you and make you want to get better? Hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know how I can help.