Monday, January 30, 2012

Motivational Mondays

Happy Monday! I have to say that I had a relaxing low key weekend. I managed to finalize a location for my launch party/trunk show for the makeup line! More to come on that later.  Hubby and I went on a date with Nadia to eat at a restaurant that I remember as being good but it wasn't this night. I finally watched Straw Dogs which was a crazy and slow movie but it ended up being OK in the end. I hit the mall with  Nadia and managed to have lunch with a friend. After listing all of this, I guess I had a packed weekend!

Anyhow, I want to talk about productivity. I have found that I have some ways about me that need some improving in order to be productive. This is more than important now since we have a little one. See, before there was a Nadia... there was just Hubby and I. We could go and come as we please..... I could leave shoes around anywhere and get them later.... I could let days go by without doing a single chore... I know this sounds lazy but in actuality it's not! So now, things have to change. I don't want to trip over one of my shoes while carrying her, ya know?! I just want to be better.

I have always been a multi-tasker but in different areas of my life. So now I am learning the ropes of being a multi-tasker with everything. To be productive you have to juggle! Thus, i have list of things to make life a little easier and erase procrastination:

Hard tasks first: Whatever I am dreading to do, i am doing it first to get it out of the way like washing clothes!

Batch: I am going to call my family members while driving to the grocery or cleaners. This way the drive will seem shorter and I will be connecting with my family which I am trying to do a better job of doing.

Set a date or deadline: If there is no set date to wash clothes then maybe it should be Sunday! I feel better about it and I know it will get done.

Make clear decisions: If I need to make a decision about a small task or goal, I am giving myself 2 minutes to decide so that I will not over think or over analyze. Now, this is regarding small tasks and issues...

21 Day rule: If I am adding a new habit to my lifestyle, like Zumba, I want to commit to it for only 21 days to have a temporary relationship with so I will not feel intimidated by a long one.

Do you have any tricks of the trade, rules of thumb, or tips to boost productivity? Did my list motivate you some way?


Metch on January 30, 2012 at 7:35 AM said...

Happy Monday to you too!

I am looking forward to reading a post and seeing pics from your launch party. How exciting.

On another note I have learned that my mom has been right all these years...procrastination is the devil... here's to a day/week/month/years of constant productivity for all!

Good luck with the 21 day challenge. Keep us posted on that too.

CurlyHead on January 30, 2012 at 8:48 AM said...

Those are some good rules to follow. I like to get chores done super early in the day so I have the rest of the day to do whatever. I like your 21 day rule. I may apply this to a few things in my life as well.

Jayme and Mendi on January 30, 2012 at 12:09 PM said...

All fantastic goals! Sunday is definitely my laundry day...and sometimes it runs over into Mondays. ;)

We just found your blog & we're now following!

Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Fashion Pad on January 31, 2012 at 5:34 AM said...

I don't have any special tips but I do write everything down. That seems to give me a sense of accomplishment when I check "completed" items off my list. Other than that, I have to improve my productivity as well and use my time more efficiently.

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