With three little kids, a home-based business and all the household responsibilities that come with adulting, I have a lot on my plate. I spent the better part of ten years in a blur of work, kids and household chores, and I wasn’t managing any of those things particularly well. I was always so stressed out about all the things I had to do each day, I wasn’t actually accomplishing very much of it at all. I’m pretty sure I spent most of my time fretting about my hectic life and procrastinating on actually getting anything of real meaning done. I would rush around doing small, silly tasks, all the while avoiding doing the things that would have the biggest impact on my life.
I still have not mastered the art of time management or productivity. In all honesty, I really, kind of, suck at it. While I could definitely get way more done in a day, I certainly have come a long way in the past two years. I grew my online business to over 300,000 combined followers, created new revenue streams through multiple platforms that now earn me over six figures a year (while at home chilling with the kids) and I even wrote a best selling book! Now, I am able to accomplish more than I ever thought possible and I have way more free time than I ever did before. The difference? I started scheduling and organizing my time.
I started with a goal. Right now, my goal is writing a new book. Since I only have two months to complete this goal, I need to break that big goal down into manageable weekly and then daily tasks. Here are some of the tools I use to do this below, feel free to download these printables FOR FREE. The links are located at the bottom of each printable.
Once I have my goal broken down into smaller chunks, I can now schedule those chunks into my monthly, weekly and daily schedule. That is how you make an attainable plan. That, my friends, is how you get more done in less time and that is how dreams come true!
Just the act of writing out your plan makes you more likely to do it! Putting your plan and schedule somewhere you will see it everyday will keep you focused and motivated. You don’t even have to do EVERYTHING on your schedule to see a huge impact!