Avoid Stress When Building An Online Buisiness

Building an online business can be fraught with many pitfalls which can put you under a great deal of stress. You have to learn something, apply it, realize you didn’t get it quite right, learn some more, refine what you’re doing and so on.

You get frustrated, confused and can feel overwhelmed. And if the going gets tough and you are not a technical person, then there can be a strong temptation to stray onto the next shiny object.

Stickability, or the ability to stick at one thing until it finishes one way or another can be a serious problem and cause you serious stress when building an online presence.

And perfectionism is another. But the most serious cause of online stress is all done to time management. This is as true if you are working from home to build a business after a full time day job, or trying to juggle home and family life with an extra income.

Interruptions are killers. It doesn’t matter whether these are external (phone call) or self made (comfort break, getting a coffee, checking email, reading a blog), they have the same effect on your work.

Time management professionals have shown that every time your work gets interrupted for whatever reason, it takes about 6 minutes to get back into what you were doing before when you settle back to it. So if you have a cup of coffee every hour, you waste the time it takes to make and drink the coffee and a further 6 mins after you sit back down again. This soon adds up. However, there are things you can do to help yourself.

Try ‘chunking’ your time.

What this means is you decide what to work on (write chapter 3 of your ebook) and a specific length of time to work on it, say, 90 minutes. And then you do it, and ONLY THAT for the whole of the 90 minutes. Do
not have a break for any reason until the 90 mins is up.

I ‘chunk’ my time, whenever I remember 🙂 to improve my productivity and it doeswork. However, as a former queen of the ‘essay crisis’, my preferred way of working is actually to stay put until the job is done. Sadly, my lifestyle and family commitments now mean that is just not possible anymore.

So chunking is my new best friend!

Make it yours too and you’ll find building an online business much less stressful! OK I’m going to write an article before I pick the kids up.

How do you organize your day?

4 Tips for Learning Time management in the workplace

An essential skill to master, effective time management will help you manage your priorities and accomplish more with limited amount of time. The success and failure of a business also lies in the ability of employees to manage their time well. The regular demands of work, relationship and leisure each calls for personal attention. These areas require personal management oversight in order to prevent unnecessary stress and increase productivity.

At work, it is likely that you have to juggle with multiple responsibilities. These include the multiple deadlines that you have to adhere to. The key to learning time management in the workplace lies in the following 4 key points.  

(1) Understand roles and job scope  

You must always understand your own job scope. When you are handed a task, make sure that you fully understand what is expected of you and your colleagues.  

If any doubt arises, clarify them with your employer. Roles have to be defined to prevent time wasted on completing someone else’s job.  

(2) Prioritize  

You need to focus your energy on one task at a given time. This gives you the maximum concentration and working capacity to produce a better job.  

Sometimes, you may end up with unexpected workload when your colleague or superior needs a last minute favor. Arrange your workload in line with the expected deadline and complexity of task. You will find yourself less overwhelmed as you work on one task at a time.  

(3) Time Frame  

You may have multiples tasks awaiting you to work on but do set a time frame to gauge time needed for each task. Try your best not to exceed the intended period.  

To do so you will need a high level of self discipline because very often, all your superior expect is for you to submit your work according to the deadline. Try to construct your own schedule for every on-going project with its target date of completion.  

Cut down on time spent chatting with colleagues if necessary to ensure no time is wasted.  

(4) Get it right the first time  

While you work on multiple deadlines, ensure that you produce quality work so that you won’t need to execute a correction on the completed task. This wastes precious time and energy.  

As Helene Malmsio from Time Management in the Workplace website says “Ensure that you have a clear idea of what you need to accomplish in your working day and be realistic!  

You will do yourself no favours by trying to complete a week’s worth of work in one day. All you will accomplish if you try this technique is a big ball of stress in your stomach and a head ache to go with it.”  

Learning time management in the workplace is actually not difficult. It may take time but once you’ve mastered the necessary skills, you will feel less pressured and be able to work better.  

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