If you spend a lot of time online for work-related reasons, then you know that online time can eat up your entire day.
You can waste a lot of time doing social networking, emails, reading blogs & news, and other stuff, and forget about the important tasks you need to finish in your work day.
That’s a great time management tip!
For example, if you limit your online time for 3 hours a day, then you will have to decide wisely on how you are going to spend your online time and focus on the important tasks first.
Setting limits is a great way to simplify your time and life, and achieving what is most important to you.
John Maeda, author of The Laws of Simplicity, says, “With more constraints better solutions are revealed. With only 14 minute of charge left on my laptop right now, I find that indeed much more can get done than when the power is fully connected and freely available.”
That quote stretched my mind in a BIG way.
For the first time I realize that with more constrains you are not only forced to choose wisely, but also to look for better solutions to do things easier, simpler or faster than you are used to.
The laptop charge metaphor triggered my thinking to start an exciting experiment.
I call it…
“The Battery-Life Work Day”
I decided that every day over the next month, I will only work on my laptop until the battery charge is depleted.
This means that I am allowed to work around 3.5 hours a day on my laptop. After that, I may spend the rest of the day on personal stuff, exercising, spending quality time with family and friends, building solid business connections, reading, or any other activities that don’t require using my laptop.
I believe that setting this limit for my online business will reveal a lot of smarter solutions to run my business with higher effectiveness and productivity. It will also help me focus more on the important tasks that will lead to greater results.
What about you?
What limit are you going to set for yourself today, so that you can find smarter solutions and focus on the most important tasks in your life and business?
* Photo Credit: by DeclanTM