How to Work Smarter Not Harder

I could talk all day about how to work smarter not harder in so many aspects of our lives.  Today I will focus on one area that I think can make a big difference in your time at work. Helping you become more productive and therefore have more time to focus on other interests.

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Working Smarter Not Harder At Work

There are so many distractions that can make us feel like we are spinning our wheels.  I have found I can get distracted by emails, social media, and phone calls when I should be working on other aspects of my business.

First, do you have a space?  Check out this post on my space.

One of the best ways I have found is time blocking.  Read here to find out more about time blocking. Time Blocking can increase your productivity by 150%.  It also can help you focus on where you need to spend your time.

Consistency is the key to create the habits that will help you work smarter not harder. We can apply this to so many aspects of our life.

Most days I like to exercise first thing in the morning.  I find that if I don’t get it in first thing then I might not be able to squeeze it in my day.

I like to schedule all of my meetings or lunch appointments in one or two days.  Those days are also good for me to run errands.

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Then I can block out the time to focus on writing my blog posts, social media, emails, and anything else I may be working on.

A typical week for me would look like this:


  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Workout
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Plan my week, check emails, respond, and send emails out.
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Plan and or write blog posts for the following week, schedule social media posts for the current week.
  • 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch and mediation break
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m- Return phone calls
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. – Check emails, look at social media

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Workout
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Shower and Dress for the day
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Check emails, social media, write blog posts
  • 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Lunch, meetings, errands


  • 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. – Workout
  • 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 – Check emails, social media, wrap up anything from the week

Work Smarter Not Harder

Do you have any tips to work smarter not harder?  I would love to hear from you!

Photos by: Todd Helzer


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