Do you think you need to do everything yourself otherwise it won’t get done right? Or fall victim to the idea that there’s no one willing to help? Become more efficient by knowing how to delegate.
We waste so much mental energy avoiding our to-do list. We labor over the effort and annoyance of the tasks. We procrastinate and find excuses. The dread over doing a task often takes more energy than it would to complete the actual task.
Are you one of the millions who have invested in a planner hoping it will make you more productive this year? Here’s the secret — it’s not the list that makes you more productive, it’s the way the tasks are executed. Here are five keys ways to get more checked off your to-do list this year.
When you are balancing work, home, meals, kids, volunteer work, and a million other things — margin is your secret tool and super power! Margin takes discipline and forethought, and it will be one small thing you can change in how you plan your day that will make a tremendous difference. Starting today.
If you need support on what to save and how to store your keepsakes and memories, I’ve put together a free cheat sheet to help you get a jump start.
I don’t want to be busy for the sake of being busy. Do you? Sometimes, we make ourselves busy in order to avoid dealing with the crummy tasks and situations. And sometimes we stay busy to give the illusion that we are important or accomplishing tasks. And most often, we are busy — thinking we are doing what’s on the list, but we never make forward progress.
Spring is here and you’re itching to start purging the house and say good-bye to the winter blues. I’m right there with you! But spring is also a season where graduations and end of school year activities start to pop up. Which means more things on our calendar and less time to get it all done. So we need to get a jump on figuring out how it is all going to get accomplished.
All the paper in your household fits into three categories. That’s it. Three categories and all those piles will be organized and have function. You’re thinking, how could it be that easy? That’s just it. We make productivity and organization way too complicated.
Understandably so, setting a goal to lose 200 pounds would feel impossible. But 5 pounds at a time is manageable and realistic. And that’s my challenge to you for 2021. Not to lose weight, but to be realistic in your productivity goals. Don’t shoot for the moon on January 1, but start building the launch deck to get there.
We know it’s coming — or is already happening — so let’s be intentional to make space in your home and schedule. These ways will reduce your stressful moments and add to the magic of the season!
Are you busy all day and yet never get anything accomplished? You can feel incredibly discouraged when you get nothing done in a day. You are not alone in this frustration!
If you just had a clear desk then you’d be able to get more done….2 hours later you’re dusting cords under the desk and not getting anything on your list done. It seemed like good intentions, but it wasted your precious time while the kids were at school.