Put in the Early Effort
Given the proper amount of effort and forethought, much of the your daily work could be accomplished by lunch time. Wouldn’t it be nice to have that free time to pursue your life outside of work? Not only is that a possibility, it could become a reality for you.
So how does this work?
As you are finishing up your workday, take some time to evaluate your tasks for the next day. Begin a list that will save valuable time that might have been wasted.
You may need to sacrifice more morning sleep in order to begin your workday. You still only have a limited amount of time, so arriving early at the office may be the price you pay to leave early. Once adjusted to your new schedule, you’ll be glad of the change.
Of course, this means you’ll have to rearrange your sleep schedule. But since you’re able to accomplish all your work early anyway, that’s not really a problem, is it?
- Your Space
Do you work better in a clean, orderly environment? Or is a little mess necessary for the genius to work? Whichever you are, be aware and take care of your office accordingly as you’re packing up and leaving. You don’t want to lose time cleaning the next day because you can’t get focused. You also know what your boss expects. If you’re used to dealing with organized chaos, make sure it’s organized enough to suit your boss and continuing your regular work schedule.
- Your Routine
If it’s not broken, don’t fix it, right? What works for you? Don’t go to the trouble of reinventing the wheel every morning. Keep your rhythm as you prepare for work and let that carry throughout the day. This helps to find your bearings right away, and promote an easier transition into your work day. Sometimes all it takes is one misstep for your concentration and productivity to be thrown off.
I know, seems obvious. But really, if you work at the more difficult projects first, it will only be uphill from there. Procrastination is a malady that affects everyone in any job, but manage to push past the temptation and find the reward.
Writing is a hard task. Writing expends a good deal of mental energy, so naturally, it’s easy to put aside. If you have to do some writing for your job, consider putting that first on your to-do list.
Something to remember is that you have a schedule or a to-do list for a reason. Don’t allow yourself to get off track and waste precious time. You must have the discipline to be able to stick to what works and will bring the desired results in the end.
Getting the vast majority of your work done before lunch can be a reality if willing to put forth the effort. It’s only a fairy tale for those who are unwilling to do the work.