Entrepreneurs normally work a lot, so it's better to work with quality and productivity, without leaving health, family, friends, girlfriend/boyfriend and self-awareness behind. Here are some tips to make daily work routine more effective. Hope it's useful to you! Feel free to comment below. Cheers!
1 - Have a complete and organized agenda.
I love online calendars, such as Google Calendar, feel free to choose yours. I think it's also very good to write (and schedule) everything you need to remember in the calendar. Don't overcharge your memory!
2 - Earlier in the day, take a look at your schedule to see what is scheduled for the day.
It's the first thing I do in the day. Take a look also in the week and month, to have a broader notion of pending tasks and processes that are happening. If necessary, relocate, add or delete tasks. It seems a bit "freak", but believe me, it works.
3 - At the end of the day, see if it was lacking some task and reschedule it.
If you couldn't manage to do something, no problems, but don't forget to re-schedule it.
4 - Alternate intellectual tasks with more mechanical tasks.
This "method" helps me a lot to be more productive. If I have to do something intellectually intense, I try to alternate this task with a more "mechanical" one, in order not to be so exhausted.
5 - Do some physical activity during the day.
I like walking!
6 - Avoid overeating if you are going to work after it.
You can be less productive and sleepy.
7 - Wake up early, feel productive early.
This item is controversial, I know many people who prefer to use the dawn. But for me, waking up early is very positive for the day as a whole.
8 - Be hydrated during the day.
Water, juice... Try not to drink only coffee during the day ;-)
9 - Give due attention to friends, boyfriend/girlfriend, husband/wife, family etc.
Being efficient is also knowing to value people and the moments that matter. Working too much (and forgetting the rest) is absolutely short term thinking. Take care of your life as a whole, try to be balanced.
10 - Have a hobby, do activities for you.
Enjoy life, try to improve yourself everyday, find who you really are and what you really love. (In my opinion) that's what life is about.
Luiza S. Rezende