It’s no secret that I’ve been really hammering down and trying to build a simpler life…I always manage to have a lot on my plate though and that seems to be how it’s going to be for a bit yet…but I am working on organizing my life so that I can complete more tasks efficiently, add more mindfulness into my days, and focus on my main priorities first.
I’ve been de-cluttering like crazy (you can check out my Closet Clean Out Post here), working on redefining my blog and blog series to align more with my goals in life and career, and have been focusing on building a routine and more balanced days. It can be a tough gig to balance out a full time job, blog full time, focus on the launching of a boutique, and be a mom on top of everything else that falls into our laps but I’m a very determined gal! I have to allow a lot of flexibility and forgive myself quite often…gotta be real with myself, allow myself to slide sometimes, allow myself to rest.
8 Key Tips To Remember When Building Your Schedule:
1.) Allow yourself some flexibility. Don’t beat yourself up if you have to move things around some to fit what’s come up for the week.
2.) Hold yourself accountable. Even if you have to move some things around, the key is to move them, not delete priorities altogether.
3.) Get rid of tasks and to-do’s that aren’t serving value to your goals or your life.
4.) Allow yourself time to rest. If you’re feeling exhausted, make a note of it. What can you adjust to ease up on yourself? I make sure to allow some down time on the weekends for myself to recuperate.
5.) Have activities that are fun or enjoyable in your schedule.
6.) Don’t negate self-care routines. Make sure there is some in each day!
7.) Make sure you are ensuring you have enough sleep. Everyone is a little different in how much sleep they need. Make sure to allow the time you need each night.
8.) Eat healthy. Food is our main source of energy. I am guilty of skipping meals, grabbing something quick that’s not always the most healthy choice – plan this prep time into your schedule. Meal prep on the weekends, keep quick, healthy meals and snacks at the office to grab when a meeting sneaks up on you.