Posted by Bethany Handy ● May 18, 2013

Tips for the Time-Starved Inbound Marketer

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It seems like there is never enough time in the day. It is hard to think about how you will ever get everything done. Time has become more valuable than ever. In fact many people feel their time is more valuable than their money.

Here are a few tips to help you manage your time:

1. Take good care of yourself

Your business's success depends on you. If you are not running at your best you are hurting your business. It is very easy to forgo sleeping, working out or eating healthy in order to spend more time working but in the end it doesn't help, it hurts.

Take care of yourself by:

  • Getting 8 hours of sleep
  • Drinking plenty of water
  • Working out
  • Eating well
  • Spending time with friends and family
  • Meditating
  • Laughing

Work towards creating a work/life balance so that you are not only successful in your professional life but in your personal life as well.

2. Contract out work when you can

Within every organization you will find routine, day-to-day tasks that must be completed. These tasks include filing, cleaning, and running errands. Instead of wasting your precious time completing these tasks, think about contracting someone to do the work

Contracting out work is not about being too good to do certain tasks. The reason you should consider contracting out work is so that you are able to dedicate your time to tasks that will help generate income. There are only so many hours in each day, make sure you are using the hours you have to do the most for your business.

3. Plan your day

Write down all the things you need to accomplish each day. As you complete them, cross them off the list. Not only will this help keep your day on track but crossing the items off the list will give you a sense of accomplishment.

4. Celebrate small victories

Work can become very daunting and it is very easy to get burned out. One way to keep this from happening is to celebrate small victories. Do whatever you can to stay motivated and refreshed.

5. Always carry a notepad

Always carry a notebook and write everything down. Writing things down allows you to focus on the things at hand and makes it easy to come back to your thoughts without forgetting. Writing is a purposeful action and it helps you prioritize your thoughts.

A lack of time is a very real problem for many people. Use these tips to improve your time management skills. Make sure to take time to care for yourself and to enjoy your life.

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