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The following tips can help you make time, and eliminate unnecessary tasks that are taking your time away from creating your online course.

Schedule and Plan

Figure out which weeks are busy and pinpoint when you’ll get your work done ahead of time to compensate for the lack of time during those busy weeks.

Get Rid of Distractors

Distractions serve only to sabotage work ethic, figure out what distracts you and eliminate it. Whether it’s closing your door to keep family away, a trip to the café, turning off your phone or even locking it away for the day. The extremes that people need to go to here varies from person to person. If you’re hellbent on being as productive as possible, organise your workspace so it’s either work you do, or absolutely nothing (there are a number of web apps you can use to restrict access to entertaining sites or things unrelated to your work while on your desktop/laptop).

Set Goals and Deadlines

Setting up goals with deadlines and adding incentives will push and motivate you, as you’re working towards a reward. Do not treat yourself unless you have met your goal. Discipline here is all-important.

Restrict Social Media Apps

Many people use their social media as a way of procrastinating, especially when the task requires a lot of mental effort. To remove this temptation, there are a number of apps that will block access to certain apps depending on the time of day, with helpful features that let you override the ban at the expense of donating €X to a charity. The simplest option of course is to put your phone in another room entirely.

If you’re interested in growing your practice further, we can help! If your website is holding you back, or you want to get a better presence on socials, contact us today at www.digitalpractice.ie/contact-us

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