Posts in Productivity
How to Stop Being Too Busy (aka Stop Trying to Do Everything)

One of my major focuses this year is on simplifying and prioritizing my entire life. This also includes my business and blog life. I’m a bit of a serial entrepreneur, or a multi-passionate entrepreneur, whatever you want to call it: I have shiny object syndrome and a brain full of shiny objects. I’m quick to jump on the next exciting idea without really taking into consideration that anything extra that I take on will take away from something else. It’s just math. We all have 24 hours in a day. If I’m already pulling my hair out with a million things to do, maybe starting a new business isn’t the best idea. I know I’m not the only one!

Let’s talk about ways to cut back on our commitments and really focus on what needs our attention the most.

What are Your Non-Negotiables?

These are the things that you will cannot compromise. Even though most of us have a ton of commitments, there are usually a top few that are non-negotiable. For me that is family and staying home with my son. Those two things are things that I absolutely need to make time for no matter what. While “family” doesn’t have a set amount of time, I basically mean that I shouldn’t be working every waking moment and need to have some time to spend with my husband. As far as staying home with my son that cuts into the time I have for other things quite a bit because he’s still a baby and needs constant attention.

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How Hiring House Help Boosted My Business & Productivity

Even before having a baby I felt overwhelmed by all the chores buzzing around inside my head when working from home. It’s a constant internal battle whether I should clean the kitchen or get work done. I usually end up just cleaning the kitchen because it’s bothering me and I can’t focus, or I work and it takes me way longer because like I said, I can’t focus. 

Once the baby came it made sense to just get someone to help around the house once a week. That sounds like a lot, but it really just helps me maintain the house much easier because I know someone is coming within the next week to help me catch up. I can spend nap times getting a little work done (like I am right now) instead of worrying when the last time I steam mopped the floor. Below are some ways that hiring help really changed my work from home life.

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The Simple Way I Manage To Do Lists with Evernote

Evernote is my brain, my best friend, my obsession. I’m pretty sure I’m not even using it to it’s full capacity, but I do want to share how I manage my to do lists with Evernote. Each week I have certain things I want to accomplish each day. I can’t say it enough, but my previously mile long lists have become much shorter and more realistic since I’ve become a mom. 

My “Get Shit Done” Notebook

Literally, this notebooks sole purpose is to house my weekly to do lists. Not only does it keep things organized, but I love looking back at previous weeks to see what I managed to get done. 

Master To Do List

One of my secrets to making sure things get done is to have a master to do list. Since I like to have one list for the whole week and I have quite a few things that happen on the same day each week, it’s easy to just be able to copy and paste this into the current week.

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