Over the past few months the world has been inundated with news and nonstop notifications, which can make it hard to focus on your business and being productive. It can constantly feel like you’re missing out if you aren’t on your phone 24/7, but trust us when we say, it’s time to place your energy elsewhere. Use these tips to embrace JOMO (the joy of missing out) and focus on your promo business in 2021.
Plan Out Your Day
Make a plan for each day. This can be extremely detailed or just a rough idea of what you want to accomplish, but make sure you have a list of tasks that can be completed every day. You can even divide one big goal into smaller tasks, which will make them more manageable.
Put Your Phone In Another Room
Turn your phone’s ringer on loud in case you get a client call, and then put it in another room. Sit back at your workstation, and get going on that to-do list. Phones are full of distractions, and if you find yourself looking at things that are not work related, it’s time to put your device in timeout.
Use A Timer
If you find yourself constantly checking the news, social media or other websites, start using a timer system. Work for an hour and give yourself a 10 minute reward to check your favorite sites, but make sure you are setting that 10 minute timer too! It’s easy to get sucked down a rabbit hole of unproductiveness.
Find The Right Vibe
If you’re someone who needs background noise to be productive, find the right vibes that work for you. Whether you miss working at a coffee shop, you love the sounds of nature or ambient music is your jam, there’s something out there for you.
It can be really difficult to opt out of the constant stream of noise that surrounds our day-to-day lives but your business will thank you when you finally sit down and focus. If your promo business challenges are more than just focus related, find a community of help at AIA Corporation. Our team can assist with financing, marketing, business planning and more to give you back more time in your day.