Are You Good at Busy Work?

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I got seriously ahead at work on some tasks that needed to happen. Which is great because I can manage my workload a bit better going forward. I signed up for some serious training, so I’m very excited about learning some new skills. Friday, we had friends over so we grilled salmon and veggies on the grill, and it was amazing (recipe for salmon below). Yesterday morning, I made my protein shake and a smoothie for the girls. I put a load of laundry in the machine while I worked outside on my laptop, watching the girls play and get some sun. Later, we went to Walkway over the Hudson. It’s a gorgeous walk over the Hudson River. The girls loved it (and, for the first time, I didn’t bring the stroller with me, yay!).

You can be busy without accomplishing anything. In fact, that “busy work” is a big part of procrastination. I’m guilty of that big time. The goal is to focus on mostly income producing activities for your business to be successful. The other tasks are important, but I find if you add them to your regular routine, then you won’t get behind and then suddenly have a big project (like having to clean all of your clothes before you have to go to work Monday, or else you go in naked).

I divide up my tasks like this (in no particular order):

·         Home management activities
·         Personal/family finance management activities
·         Child management activities
·         Family time
·         Self-Care (rest, exercise, therapy, etc.)
·         Work management activities
·         Work producing activities
·         Business management activities
·         Business producing activities
·         Networking

On one hand, it looks like a lot of tasks. But truth be told, many of us do all but 3 on a regular basis without any time management strategy. Which 3 do we neglect? Take a guess.

Self-Care, Business producing activities & networking.

I’m working on my time management skills and focusing on the three most neglected ones.

Ok. 2. I’m not going to lie.

Self-care is last on the list. But at least it’s still on there!

I wish you wealth, health, & a happy home! 🙂
Audra


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2 thoughts on “Are You Good at Busy Work?”

  1. Hmm, I’ve got the “work management activities” (the regular 9-5, or 7-3 in my case) down to a T. No child management activities to worry about (unless I visit my godchildren, which I should do more often), so it looks like I’ve got a lot of time to spare. I think I need to get on that spreadsheet I mentioned in a previous blog response and schedule my business management and business producing activities and networking. Then R&R. Thanks for listing these. It helps to put everything in perspective.

    Health, wealth and wisdom!
    Shauna

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