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Filipa Cebola
14 June 2024
4 min. to read

We all know time is money and our most precious commodity. Whether you’re a seasoned entrepreneur or a marketing specialist, mastering the art of productivity can be a game-changer.

Enhancing your productivity by structuring your day will allow you more time to plan more effective marketing tactics and get the creative juices going. Here are some essential hacks to help you plan your day effectively to generate more quality output without feeling exhausted by the end of the day.

Declutter your workspace
A cluttered workspace can lead to a cluttered mind, you will be surprised by the impact your environment has on your mind. Keep your desk organised and free of unnecessary items. A clean environment helps improve focus and reduces the time spent searching for documents or tools.

Plan your day ahead
Spend a few minutes each evening/morning planning your day. Outline your top priorities and any meetings or deadlines. Make sure you block out timeslots for these tasks in your diary. This will help you start your day with a clear roadmap, reducing decision fatigue and enhancing focus.

Have you heard of the Eisenhower matrix?
The Eisenhower Matrix is a powerful tool for prioritising tasks based on urgency and importance. You can divide your tasks into four categories:

Urgent and important: These tasks must be done immediately.

Important but not urgent: Get these scheduled for later straight away.

Urgent but not important: Delegate these tasks if possible. If not, try to get them done during any gaps in your schedule.

Neither urgent nor important: Consider eliminating these tasks. How important are these?

This method ensures that you prioritise tasks that generate the most output and have the most impact.

Have you considered a project management tool?
Technology is your friend, using project management tools is crucial for managing day-to-day workloads because they help in organising tasks and ensuring nothing falls through the cracks. These tools provide a clear overview of timelines, responsibilities, and progress.
They also streamline communication by centralising updates and feedback, reducing the need for endless email chains.

Some of these are:, Notion, and You need to evaluate your workload needs and pick the most appropriate one.

Implement the Pomodoro technique
The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method that encourages working in short, focused bursts (typically 25 minutes), followed by a 5-minute break. After four ‘pomodoros’, take a longer break of 15-30 minutes. This technique helps maintain high levels of concentration and prevents burnout.

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Eliminate smartphone distractions
Distractions are more prevalent than ever, often overwhelming our daily routines. While sitting at your desk, you probably find your phone or smartwatch constantly demanding your attention with alerts. To regain control, you must manage your app notifications.

Ask yourself if you really need updates from food delivery services or shopping apps. Turning off these notifications can significantly reduce interruptions. Additionally, activating your phone’s “do not disturb” mode can also block all notifications, including calls and messages, helping you stay focused and productive throughout the day.

Meetings that could’ve been an email
Given the limited hours in a workday, it’s essential to spend most of that time on tasks that will generate significant output. If you have the power to influence a culture saturated with meetings, consider advocating for this more streamlined approach.
Unnecessary meetings are probably one of the most significant time wasters in everyone’s diaries. If you have any specific questions, sending a detailed email is often more efficient and provides a written record for future reference.

Review and reflect
At the end of each day, take a few minutes to review what you accomplished and reflect on what could be improved. Don’t underestimate the power of reflection. This daily review will help you identify patterns, make necessary adjustments, and continuously improve your productivity strategies.

By incorporating these productivity hacks into your daily routine, you can enhance your efficiency, reduce stress, and ultimately achieve more in less time. Remember, the goal is not just to work harder but to work smarter. Start implementing these tips today and watch your productivity increase!

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