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How do you organize yourself?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Horia, Dec 30, 2020.

  1. #1
    Hello guys,
    SEMrush
    I would appreciate a lot to learn from you new methods of personal organization, how to avoid procrastination, how to hardcore work, gain new habits and build up discipline and so get the best result out of the effort we put in the day to day activities.

    Now I wake up a 6:30am, make my morning routine till 9 am when I start working I work till 2 pm then take lunch and after that at 3 pm, continue to do office stuff (really need a secretary) till 5 pm.

    After that I think about the next project looking at my local and national competition, have a bookmarks folders just for that and surf the net I must admit that some times I do it when I'm supposed to work.

    I try to go to bed at 1030 every night and control the coffee and tobacco if I can, because I live very accelerated type of life and have sleeping problems, had to take pills to sleep. I never taste alcohol along the week, only in the weekend some whisky with redbull, my favorite drink.

    I plan my week on Sunday evening at 10pm and if I can't I plan it on Monday morning after my routine. I try to keep it simple and program the great tasks before and after that the small steps after that the work it isn't always the same, some days I speak with new clients on another occasions they call me have to send emails and coordinate myself with my colleague and so on.

    I use a lot the pomodoro technique set the alarm for 20 minutes and rest 5 and fight hard to avoid procrastination and focus on the tasks it was difficult in the beginning but menage to make the habits work and now it is almost perfect, till something random happens.

    When I'm low on work and have to look for new clients I have the temptation to slow it down because obtaining clients it is a distinct job, has to do with other skills.

    So I'm going back and forward between to different professionals types.

    Love to hear about how do you freelancers organize your day. Somebody tried out the Kayzen technique in their work routine?
     
    Horia, Dec 30, 2020 IP
    SEMrush
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    Spoiltdiva Illustrious Member

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    Coffee and Redbull along with sleeping pills.:eek: Switch to instant coffee, drop the Redbull and as far as the sleeping pills, throw them into the toilet and instead have a warm/hot glass of milk. Natural melatonin as opposed to chemicals. Give yourself and your body a break, you are not a machine.
     
    Spoiltdiva, Dec 30, 2020 IP
  3. Horia

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    I had that problem this year but now is over, I can fall asleep well and rest well.

    Occasionally I love to drink that but with the quarantine that has fallen upon us here in Valencia the last time I went to a club or a pub was 8 months ago.

    At 11pm we must be at home, at the risk of fine and if you insist you can end up in jail.
     
    Horia, Dec 30, 2020 IP
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    jrbiz Acclaimed Member

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    I have two different calendars: a personal calendar with alarms to remind me of "big picture" activities that I need to do on a weekly or monthly basis. (It also has personal appointments like doctor visits.) Then, I have a tickler calendar in my sales CRM that pings me daily with multiple work tasks that need to get done. Having alerts scheduled throughout the day/week/month tends to keep me on track.
     
    jrbiz, Dec 31, 2020 IP
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    Well in my case it helps me to work with my mind .Meditation ,sugestion ,morning ritual ,and also night visualization .i found it very important to habe a good morning ritual as this prepare my mind ti be productive for majority of the day
     
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    I list 3 major goals for the day
    I have a checklist and monitoring sheet
    I keep track of time
    I dont multi task.
     
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    That's an interesting list item. Did you try multi-tasking and then compare it to not multi-tasking? So many people claim to be multi-tasking these days that it could be the cause of much stress and wasted effort and actually counter-productive. Would like to hear more of your experiences with this.
     
    jrbiz, Jan 14, 2021 IP
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    qwikad.com Illustrious Member Affiliate Manager

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    Doing something and at the same time keeping track of time is multi-tasking...:)
     
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    And don't forget breathing and chewing gum. It can get pretty hectic. :)
     
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    That reminded me of:

     
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