Freeing up time in your business might seem like something you’ll never get to do. Being a business owner and entrepreneur can take up a lot of your spare time, but there are probably quite a few ways you can make more time for the things that matter. Below, you’ll find some of the most effective suggestions that will help you out here – take a look and see what you can do. 

Stop Wasting Time On Decisions That Don’t Matter

You might not realize it, but every decision you make in a day contributes to a loss of mental energy. This loss of mental energy ultimately leads to a loss of time. When you spend a long time deciding what to wear, what to have for breakfast, and making similar decisions, you actually drain yourself for when you need to make important decisions.

You can avoid this by making a list of the things you have to decide every day, and then making those decisions in advance. For example, wear a very similar uniform each day so that you don’t need to think about what to wear. Mark Zuckerberg does this, as do many other business owners. 

Have A Dedicated Social Media Manager

A dedicated social media manager may cost more initially, but it is so much better than having many different employees checking social media at once. This could lead to a huge loss in productivity if they all end up getting distracted, which let’s be honest, they will. 

Avoid Multitasking 

Multi-tasking does not mean getting things done any faster. In actual fact, it will slow the majority of people down. Focus on one task at a time, and make sure your team knows how important this is too. 

Have Set Times For Checking Emails

Your emails can be one huge productivity drain, and if you check them too often, you’ll struggle to get real work done. Have maybe two set times a day that you check your emails, and stick to them. Don’t check them early in the morning – you should wait until you have completed some important work. 

Outsource And Automate 

Think of the things you do every day, or regularly, that don’t need a personal touch. These are the things you can probably outsource and automate. The things that do need a personal touch, or the things that only you can do, should be kept the way they are. You should look at hiring an accounting cpe if you currently do your own books, and this will help you free up so much time automatically. 

Stop Having Meetings 

There’s rarely a great reason for having a meeting. Most of the time, they are a huge waste of time and achieve nothing. Using the right software will mean you can all easily stay on the same page without having silly meetings. 

Know What Your Priorities Are 

Knowing what your true priorities are day to day will help you to get things done. Don’t overwhelm your to do list! 

By Erica Buteau

Change Agent. Daydream Believer. Maker. Creative. Likes love, peace and Jeeping. Dislikes winter, paper cuts and war. She/Her/Hers.

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