Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Working From Home: How To Work Smarter

I cannot tell a lie...  For the past couple of weeks, I have not had it all the way together when it came to balancing Family and Running My Business from home!

I spoke to one of my mentors last week and he asked me, "So what are you excited about doing over the weekend?"  And I had no answer for him.  I literally had nothing on my calendar for the weekend and realized that I hadn't put anything on my calendar for next week.  And when working from home and building a business, not having anything scheduled and on your calendar every single week is a sure fire way to accomplish NOTHING.

And so I immediately broke out my calendar and started scheduling all of my companies upcoming events and trainings.  I'm doing something a little different and I'm scheduling my week on my phone.  I usually schedule everything on a paper calendar (Old School :) but I decided to try using the calendar on my phone which is linked to my google calendar.  We shall see how this goes...  lol

I also started planning out my social media content for the week so that posting will be a breeze and I'll have time to knock out all of my income producing activities without worrying about what to post.  Although I seem to never run out of content ideas (Thank God!) I still like to do some planning to give me ideas of what to post, just in case I draw a blank.

With all of that said, let's get to some cool tips for you!

Working smarter, not harder, AND being able to do it from home is something that anyone can learn to do, especially if you truly want to work from home or run your own home-business. 

Here are some things that I've adopted into my everyday life that help me run my business more efficiently and I'm sure they will help you too:

1) Make a schedule for yourself and stick to it. You can see where your time will be spent after you create a timetable.

2) Make a list of everything you want to do. You're more likely to complete what you need to do if you have a written list of things to do. Plus, crossing items off your to-do list will give you a huge boost!

3) Break down large jobs into smaller pieces. You'll be more likely to be able to handle them if you split them down into manageable chunks.

4) If necessary, set a timer. A timer can assist you in keeping track of your time and focusing on the task at hand.

5) Create a pleasant working atmosphere. Close your door to block out sounds and, if possible, switch off your phone. Make sure you're able to focus on the task at hand.

If you make sure to do these simple things everyday, you will make your time working from home as fruitful and productive as possible, allowing you to focus on the important things in your life, such as your family. Work is super important, but there are other things that are more important.  Don't you agree?  :)

Wishing you so much Peace, Love, Prosperity and Many Blessings!
~Monique Marie Bradford

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