Being my own boss offers amazing flexibility! But too much freedom can also impact my focus and productivity. If you work for yourself, these five tips will help you better approach your daily work and better utilize your precious time to get more done.
Amongst the joy is a busy season with not enough time to get it all done. We still only have 24 hours a day to get done what we need to and with extra expectations on the calendar, we need to be especially aware of how we spend our time. Stop making mistakes that waste your precious time! Know the holiday mistakes to avoid in order to enjoy the season, not just survive it.
I am an Enneagram Two, and I help because I truly love to help. A “healthy” two can ask for help and offer help out of a place of gratitude with healthy boundaries. When I’m “unhealthy,” I help because I have guilt and selfish ambition. I work with women who are exhausted because of the mental and physical battle — feeling like they “have to” do things and their time isn’t their own. And it’s wearing them down to the point of tears.
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.
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.
The Proper Place is offering a free productivity webinar for women married to men in agriculture. The webinar will offer key ways to run a productive and balanced farming households. According to the USDA, 96% of all farms in America are family run. Each of those farms have women who are working hard to prioritize […]
Like most businesses in the past 3 months, it’s been incredibly challenging to not be doing “business as usual.” And digesting the fact that going forward things will forever look different in how we operate face-to-face. In the organizing and productivity industry, we are getting creative to be sure we still keep families operating on […]