Learn to free up your time with these steps

Learn to free up your time with these steps

Business people, employers, and team leaders have to wear different hats to keep their companies running in the right direction. Due to this, most of them usually need help stepping back from their responsibilities in the organization. 

However, Derek Gallimore, founder and CEO of outsourcing marketplace Outsource Accelerator (OA) believes that too much work and passion can cause burnout. 

Remember the saying, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy?” Well, that’s precisely what happens to leaders who do not take time off from their work. 

This 2023, learn to step back from your responsibilities as a business owner with these steps. 

Set goals

What are your long-term and short-term goals in the company? As a business owner, setting achievable goals and piloting what you want to achieve by the end of each week is crucial to finishing your tasks diligently. 

List tasks according to priorities

One of the best strategies to break down your workload is through the “Eisenhower Matrix.” That is, separate your tasks from those you need to do first, schedule, delegate, as well those you can remove from your list.

Break down activities into smaller goals

Got a lot of time-consuming workloads? “Decomposing” your tasks to simple ones can help wire your thoughts into finishing everything you need to do quickly and efficiently.

Set realistic deadlines

Timelines and calendars are every business person’s friend. Scheduling your tasks will help you avoid hastening or staggering your activities just to hit the deadlines.

Outsource some roles

No one is an island, not even the most genius entrepreneur. Outsource other time-consuming and repetitive tasks to a virtual assistant or BPO agent. 

Stop multitasking

Multitasking does not help you “get more work done.” On the contrary, it just negatively affects your health and focus. Do your tasks according to your schedule instead. You can start with the easiest to the hardest ones if you’d like, or vice-versa, to finish your workload on time.

Beat procrastination.

Avoid being a professional procrastinator! Minimize your phone screen time and arrange your workplace to help you focus more. 

Take necessary breaks

Aside from coffee and lunch breaks, take short walks within your area to stretch out. Taking breaks improves your physical and mental wellness and refreshes your mind, helping you think more clearly when doing a task.

Reevaluate your routine

Set a specific date and frequency for reevaluating your routines and productivity strategies, and review all you have achieved within your timeframe. 

Improve and optimize your strategies 

See what worked to help you save time and what did not. Then, try refining the less effective steps by finding the solutions and alternatives you can use instead.

Yes, business is important, especially for entrepreneurs like you. However, you should also take a step back once in a while and spend time outside the office.

And we hope that these steps will help you do just that this new year!

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About Derek Gallimore

Derek Gallimore has been in business for 20 years, outsourcing for over eight years, and has been living in Manila (the heart of global outsourcing) since 2014. Derek is the founder and CEO of Outsource Accelerator, and is regarded as a leading expert on all things outsourcing.