My Secret to Getting It All Done

I’m currently in New York City on a business trip, and let me tell you, it is COLD outside!  It’s actually snowing. It’s the coldest it’s ever been in 100 years. Yikes! I really chose the best time to come New York City…

The weather aside, I’m having an amazing time. I got to attend to some of the shows for New York Fashion Week and catching up with friends.  Funnily enough, the recurring question has been:“Girl, HOW DO YOU GET IT ALL DONE??” 

So, in this episode I wanted to share with you my little secret to being super productive and getting it all done :).

You know those weirdos who just wake up in the morning as if nothing, dancing around with barely having any coffee? For some strange reason (perhaps it’s in my genes, thanks mom and dad!), I am what you can call a morning person. Being a morning person has helped me tremendously. That’s my biggest secret, just waking up as early as 6:00AM or 7:00AM, depending on what I did the night before. Starting my day this early allows me focus on more complex tasks and plan my day accordingly. Here is why:

  1. I feel like my brain is sharper in the morning, especially after having a cup of coffee.
  2. The peace and quiet in the morning is priceless. There are no distractions: no emails, messages, phone calls. This is incredibly helpful to keep you focused on the task at hand.
  3. I like to schedule harder tasks in the first couple of hours, between 7:00AM and 9:00AM. Usually anything that involves writing, like blogposts, scripts for videos or some of the courses that I’m currently developing.
  4. Another principle that I live by is: Don’t start reading and answering emails before 11:00 am or noon. I like to leave this activity for when I fee like my productivity levels are decreasing a bit, and I need a break.

Another great hack to help boost your productivity is the Pomodoro Technique. I discovered it recently, and let me tell you, it has worked wonders for me these last couple of weeks. The Pomodoro Technique consists in working straight for 25 minutes and then taking 5 minute breaks. Apparently, our brains can only  focus on specific tasks for 25 minutes. Taking these mini-5 minute breaks  enables you to reprogram your brain to help stay focused.

Finally, I’m super OCD about how I organize and spend my time. I usually go through all of my tasks for a day on the night before, and I schedule them carefully, so I know exactly what I’m doing from 7:00 am to 10:00 am

So, there you have it! These are my little productivity secrets to Get it all Done. I just spend a lot of time organizing myself, which is very important if you’re going to run a business. I have multiple calendars too, (although I don’t recommend this!), but that’s a trick that’s helped me sort out the different projects I work on simultaneously.

What are your productivity hacks? Share them with me in the comment section.

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