Spending hours upon hours online can take it’s toll on you. To counteract that you should get off of the computer. WHAT?! “But I need to be online in order to make money,” you say. Now I know that most folks are online to get money, but how many are actually being productive? I would think that many online entrepreneurs waste a big chunk of their time when online.
What can you do to make your time online more effective? Make a daily or weekly map of what you plan on doing online. That way you get online and know exactly what you are about to do, instead of procrastinating or letting things distract you. You will be surprised with your efficiency and productiveness. Build that tunnel vision with your time spent online. You can even designate how much time you plan on spending online. This allows you to spend X minutes or hours performing a task and makes you prioritize those duties. For a person like me it’s wise to factor in some extra unexpected time online, especially since I have a large instant messenger list.
Now that you are a more focused “interneting” machine, you have some spare time. Those extra hours you just saved yourself should be used to get some much needed exercise into your weekly routine. When I say exercise I don’t mean go run a marathon. What I mean is that you should get off of the computer and go for a walk, or do some push ups. Something physical. Anything. It’s also good to get some sunlight and fresh air.
I follow these simple practices and am still able to exercise, spend time with my family, live a normal life, read all of my email, do my marketing, write my blog posts, and read all of the 58 blogs I am subscribed to. Believe me, those extra few minutes you spend planning your online routine will save you hours that you didn’t even know you had.
Israel has been in the internet marketing, web design arena for 6 years. He currently has his own personal weight loss blog at Fat Man Unleashed.