1. Just start. I know it sounds so simple, but I'm sure you are just as guilty as I am about contemplating starting something and going around and around about whether or not you should, shouldn't ..blah blah blah. My boyfriend told me one day.."stop trying to time everything and worrying about whether you have the time to do it - just start and do it." - Darnit why do they have to be so logical... I'm always surprised to find that starting is often the hardest part of the task.
2. Be scheduled. Everyone has the same 24 hours in a day. and I'm #sorrynotsorry to say you won't ever be less busy. There will always be something going on, something more you could be doing...etc.... So start scheduling what your priorities are for the day. Write out hour by hour or minute by minute if you have to and don't pay attention to what's around you. Stick to your list and get er done! I currently love THIS PLANNER for helping me stay on track.
3. Multitask, but in a smart way. Pair a mindless activity with a mindful activity. Don't want to clean the bathroom? Me either. But putting on a podcast makes it all the better! AND it helps me fulfill my personal development during the day! Chalene Johnson is one of my favorites and you can find her list of podcasts HERE
4. Keep lists. Find a system that works for you. I'm such a list person - but do what works for you: paper and pen or digital. I have found that I use a combination of the two. I'm loving the Google Keep App on my phone for my various lists. Topics including: "Must Get Done Today List", "Follow ups" (for my business), "Costco/Target items" list - and "Would be Nice to Get Done" items. It feels AMAZING to check things off!
_5. Get up earlier. Sorry but it's true. Even just starting your day a half hour earlier helps so much! "Eat that Frog" and do the worst first. Do the thing you DON'T WANT TO right away and the rest of the day will feel easier! PLUS it's so nice to have some peace and quiet before the world is awake... read more about loving mornings HERE.
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