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Focus your Business: Create a Plan

Let’s break down our plan into four weeks.

Now let’s create an action plan to improve focus and productivity. Research says it takes 4 weeks to develop a new habit.

Week 1:

  • Find out how you are currently spending your time. Productivity apps such as RescueTime will send you a report based on your activity. This will help you identify those time killers. Otherwise, you can just use a note pad.
  • Find the screen time usage stats on your phone. See what apps you use the most and how often.
  • Clean up your workspace. Organize tasks into folders or notebooks.
  • Set your clock to wake up the same time every day.

Week 2:

  • Review results from RescueTime or your results from screen time monitored on your phone.
  • Start setting some goals. Write down some daily, weekly, monthly and yearly goals.
  • Add dates to those goals and put them on your calendar. Try using Google calendar if you don’t have one already.
  • Set one goal you want to accomplish over the next 3 weeks.
  • Find someone to share those goals with. Accountability is a huge motivator to make sure you accomplish your goals.

Week 3:

  • At the end of each workday, make a list of 3-5 things you want to do the next day. Only the most important goals that you need to accomplish.

  • Find a helpful project planner notebook or try Asana or other project management apps.

  • Practice some self-care. Plan your meals for the week and don’t forget to schedule some time for exercise.

Week 4:

  • Review your calendar. Are there items that are essential? Are there things you can take off?
  • Time to celebrate! Make sure you reward yourself when you complete the goal you set at week 2.
  • Review your RescueTime and your phone usage stats at the end of the week to see how much time you have saved.