Taking notes right here!
I used to wear my busyness as a badge of honor.
Not only was I a people pleaser, but I also was a little self righteous and believed I was “better than” because I could get so much done in a day.
Or so I thought.
Sure I was doing things, but I was also burnt out, overwhelmed, and constantly on edge. Not only that, but I didn’t have much to show as a result of my busyness, other than feeling like I was going to break at any moment.
Basically, I was busy, but not productive. But you are someone who has big goals for them self, you have to be focusing on what’s most important and making sure you have the brain power and energy to get it done.
It wasn’t until I started restructuring my day, said no to that which didn’t serve me, and actually prioritized my own self care,that I started to feel calmer and more energized throughout the day, and was able to make better progress towards my goals.
1️⃣ Decide what’s REALLY important. Prioritize 1-3 tasks or projects that you want to devote most of your attention to and leave the rest for later. Also, what are some tasks that take up lots of time but could be outsourced? Can you hire someone to clean your house? Or maybe you stop a commitment you no longer enjoy.
2️⃣Time blocking is an awesome productivity tool. Split up your day into chunks and schedule everything. Use color codes so you can see every task clearly. For example, I schedule in my time with clients, my workouts, content creation, and even downtime. 3️⃣No matter how much you think you can put in focused work for hours on end, chances are you can’t, unless you’re ok with it being half assed. Work hard for 90 minutes with no distractions then step away from the work to take some time to recharge. You’ll come back refreshed and more focused.
4️⃣So often we say yes when we want to say no, or let people take advantage of our time. Doing so not only takes up space in our day, it also leaves us feeling stressed out and resentful.
5️⃣ Sleep deprivation makes it hard to concentrate or make good decisions. Shoot for at least 7-9 hours of sleep and watch your productivity soar.