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?