Monday, October 23, 2017

{Business Corner} What TIME is it?!

Happy Monday from Ella and I!

Wow! I had so much awesome feedback from the business tips blog post on Friday 
that I thought I'd continue.
Look out for these throughout the blog as they come up!

In the spirit of Monday, let's talk about making the most of every minute of the day with 
"3 Tips On How To Make Every Minute Count". 

Crushing our GOALS with Time Management tips!

Tip 1
Doing Multiple Tasks Together

So with this, don't over-exert yourself. 
For me, two things that I find EASY to combine are walking Ella, and listening to business podcasts. 
So, I'm walking my dog giving her the exercise she needs (usually 45min-1 hour a day in the morning or early afternoon lately- hey, it gets cold) while learning how to improve my business. 
Win win.
Depending on the day, I listen to either business tips, or podcasts that motivate me (a la Gary Vee). 
Some days I need a break and just listen to music. That's ok. 
But for the most part I listen to a podcast where I can learn or improve, while we walk!
I also find that while I'm walking and listening, so many ideas come to me that I'm quickly typing them in my "notes" on my phone! 
What I recommend:
*Special thanks to Brittany Collier for some of these recommendations!

I feel SO accomplished today. - Ella
Tip 2 
Plan Your Day/Week

On the days that I am the most productive, I have a task list and a plan for that day or even that week. It's easy to be very overwhelmed if I don't have a general plan for which tasks are to be accomplished on which days. 
Let's be real, some days, the plan goes completely out the window. 
There's a family emergency or an unexpected phone call. But if you have a general plan, those things that come up last minute won't completely derail you, and you'll be able to get back into focus more quickly than if you did not have a plan. 
This includes meal planning. Whether you are trying to eat healthy or not, it's always more productive to have even a "loose" plan for the week with food. Make sure you have proteins and veggies in the fridge or pantry so that you can whip up something quickly. 
I'm always ready with smoothie ingredients (I'm sure you've seen my insta stories) so that I stay healthy while working continuously, as well as bottled water, and my favorite bubbles, La Croix. 

Those days will sneak up on you like...

Tip 3
Schedule Rest Breaks

Easier said then done, right?! 
"But Sarah, I thought that you said this post was about making every minute count..."
I did. And it is. 
If you work yourself to the bone, you will not be productive. Schedule in a rest break. 
If you don't have time to nap that's fine. Sit down with some music or watch a quick 30 minute  comedy sitcom. Do something where for a few minutes, you aren't using your brain. 
It will allow you to re-charge, and continue with your tasks. Working all day continuously will make you extremely tired (I know, because I often do this. I'm a work in progress what can I say?). 
But taking a break, even if you feel like you don't have time, allows you to actually get more done in the long run. 
Pencil it in, and thank me later. 

Run into your week and CRUSH GOALS!

The podcast that I listened to on my walk the other day said "People keep saying that they don't have time. But they do. Beyonce has the same 24 hours in the day that we do. 
She gets everything done, so we can too"**
While humorous, this made me think, and it's true!
So use these tips or your own, and CRUSH GOALS and get "all of the things" accomplished this week. 

You can do it! I believe in you.
Make it a good one!

 (**This is a loose summary of how it was said in the Podcast)


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