Speaking from my own experience, being an entrepreneur, wife, and mom is no easy feat, am I right? But fear not; with some planning and helpful tools, you can balance it all like a pro!
Check out these productivity tips and tricks that work for me and may work for you too!
1. MAKE LISTS
First up, MAKE LISTS! Having a to-do list is essential for staying organized and focused. At the start of each week, I make a list of my top tasks for the week. Then at the beginning of each day, I decide which of those tasks, plus any other smaller tasks that have come up, will be accomplished on that day. And the satisfaction of crossing those items off the list? Priceless.
2. MAINTAIN YOUR CALENDAR
Whether you’re a digital or paper kinda gal, keeping track of appointments, meetings, and deadlines is a must. This will help you avoid overbooking and ensure that you’re using your time efficiently. I also schedule OOO (out of office) days once a week. On my OOO day, I focus on my business tasks: blog writing, invoicing, system updates, etc. OOO days can give you much-needed time to focus on tasks you may have missed. Plus, if you’re anything like me, you spend much time on client work and never have time to focus on your own work!
3. SET YOUR INTENTION
Now, let’s talk about intentions. Setting your daily and weekly intentions is critical to staying focused and motivated. For example, “Today, I will do my best and be proud of myself for the work I complete. I intend to have a positive attitude”. Take a few minutes at the beginning of each day and week to set your goals and intentions. And remember, you got this!
Lastly, my favorite automation! Have you heard of Dubsado? I know you have if you’ve read any other blogs or browsed even one page of my site. It’s a game-changer! Dubsado allows you to automate tasks like emails, scheduling, and invoicing. This saves time and ensures that these tasks are done consistently and accurately. I love utilizing workflows as I can step my clients through their project step by step, and I can rest assured that nothing is being missed because it’s all included in my automation! Automation has cut my admin work in half. From completing each task one at a time to simply checking over my system every now and then, automation saves me so much time and allows me more time to focus on other things!
Being productive while juggling multiple responsibilities requires planning and organization. By making lists, maintaining your calendar, setting your daily and weekly intentions, and utilizing automation through Dubsado, you can stay on track and accomplish more in less time. But don’t forget to make time for the things that matter most – family, friends, and self-care. You got this, superstars!