“I’m so busy”
I hear this all the time from friends, family and from my own little subconscious thoughts as well.
A recent report that says that woman are multitasking are actually making them age quicker. Priding ourselves on being busy is no longer cool. Instead pride yourself on being able to say ‘no’ or if that is too difficult delay. Delay a response, go back at a later stage and offer a better solution. This is a much better sign of your strength and will help your health.
Here are some easy tips to help you stay on top of your diary, your time and your health.
Say no – it is absolutely ok to say “no” to commitments on your time. You will not be perceived as a ‘bad person’, simply a busy one. If you can genuinely do it and want to, then say “yes” but you are a grown up – saying “no” is allowed
Ever read Hal Elrod’s Miracle Morning? A miracle morning ritual can set you up for the day. Start the day as you mean to go on. Your amazing brain is a pattern recognition machines and loves to follow a routine. If you start your day productively, you are more likely to end it that way too.
Do all your self-care habits first thing in the morning before your day takes over
Batching – this will save you hours. All you have to do is put all your similar tasks in one go. So do ALL your emails in one go. Then do ALL your phone calls. When we mix and match jobs, we waste a ton of time and energy getting in the flow of each one.
Single task – Do ONE thing at a time.
Multi-tasking is exhausting and takes so much energy. Do one thing and do it to the best of your ability 🙂
Know your waves – we all have highs and lows throughout the day. Learn when yours are and use them wisely. So for instance, if you have an energy slump in the middle of the afternoon, then save this to do all the boring filing jobs.
Save the important stuff for when you are at your best 1,2,3 after brain dump – Make a massive list of everything in your brain that needs to be done (this is the brain dump) Be sure to write down everything you can think of and get it out of your head and onto paper. Then go through and label each task as either “1”, “2” or “3”. The “1” is for all those things that ONLY you can do, are time or cash sensitive. “The “2” list os for everything that you would probably do best but that really soon else COULD do and “3” is for all those jobs that anyone could do or eve could do better! For example, I could wash my own car but the guys at the car wash do it better so that would be a “3”. Phoning a new client would be a “1” whilst searching for car insurance would be a “2”
Phone to voicemail – let your phone ring and go to voicemail and phone back you are ready and have the time to give it your full attention.
FACEBOOK and email notifications off – what a distraction these can be, especially those lovely fluffy cats doing some great antics. So switch off those distractions
Plan day to 30min chunks – this is a little tougher but worth the effort. When we don’t plan out our day, we are left to our own whims and emotions t decide what to do at the time. You don’t have to rigidly stick to by the minute but use it as a guide
Stop and do nothing – sounds contradictory but stopping, doing nothing and asking yourself “what is the best use of my time right now” is probably the most effective way to create more time in your day
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The wonderful thing is that getting healthy is easy. OH YES, IT IS – when you apply small habitual steps and with encouragement from me and the other gorgeous girls in our community you stick to your gorgeous habits because they are habits and not a strict set of instructions, rules or something nutty you wouldn’t do naturally.
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