Number 1 Thing That Helps Me Succeed On The Internet
Since I have been back at work more or less full time here is what has kept me from overdoing things or getting overwhelmed trying to catch up.
There are only a certain number of hours I can work before I get tired. So I have to make sure I use that time wisely.
I am glad I learned this lesson a long time ago.
I learned that allotting time for specific task, keeping track of the time and focusing on the task helped me get much more done.
For instance, I give myself 30 minutes to work through my emails.
Wait I hear you now!
“How can I do that in 30 minutes it takes me an hour or so to go through my email and messages?”
My trick is to stick to one thing at a time. If I open an email that has a link I am interested in I click the link and open a new tab. I do not go to that tab yet.
I know that if I go to the tab many times it is 15 minutes or more before I get back to checking emails because of the things on the site that interest me. I even end up clicking links on the first tab I opened that takes me further off working on emails. Finally after looking at several pages or links I make it back.
I call it chasing rabbits.
If I just open the tab and then wait until I get through working all my emails before I go to that tab I get a lot more done.
It saves me from looking at good information or interesting information that does not help me get done what I need to. That way I do both get my work done but still look at information I need just both in their time and place.
By breaking my working time down in 30 minutes or 1-hour blocks and assigning a task to each block then I am able to stick to that task.
I don’t get lost chasing a rabbit across the internet by clicking on links when I am doing something else.
You would be surprised by how much more I can get done.
See how it works!
Then come back and tell me how it went!
In my world it is the number 1 thing that helped me succeed here on the Internet. Without it I would not get near as much done.
Onward and Upward
P.S. The first blog post I ever wrote here on Wealthy Affiliate was about how to use time wisely.