How To Structure Your Day As A Freelancer.
The post is courtesy of @uxuimaster
Understand your Type
What Type of person are you? Do you work better in the mornings? Or do you operate best from 10pm to 2am? Either way, know what works for YOU and structure your days around your most productive time
Use the 80/20 Pareto principle for productivity
«No fear. No distractions. The ability to let that which does not matter truly slide.» — Tyler Durden
There’s a great article that I read a while back that used Tyler Durden’s life philosophy to outline 8 Rules of Innovation. He leads with Tyler’s quote above about letting «…that which does not matter, truly slide.» He also advocates for applying Tim Ferris’ take on 80/20, where he states to «focus relentlessly on the 20% or the actions that lead to 80% of the return. In short, cut out the bull$%@! and focus on what will move the yardsticks
Set aside quiet time
Usually people will tell you to meditate, take a shower, or taking a walk. However, I like to take my mind off technology and screens by practicing a hobby such as woodworking. It allows me to use my hands and work with hand tools to create something without staring into a screen.
You’d be surprised by the balance you find when working with something like woodworking, pottery, or painting.
Set aside time to respond to inquiries
Set apart some of your days to respond to client emails when they’re most likely to respond. Pay attention and be mindful of timezones. You want to make sure that you’re connecting with them when they’re most likely to approve or accept your feedback, invoices, thoughts and ideas.
Let your clients know your availability at the start of the week
Be upfront with your clients on your availability on Friday prior to the next week, and follow up on Monday if needed. Clients will appreciate the communication and come to respect your time a little more.
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