Yes You May – Day 13 – Be efficient and effective!
I’ve purposely put a slightly different spin on what I wanted to feel great about today. I know that besides feeling great when I add the physical stuff to my day I also feel great when I know I’ve had a really productive day and got heaps of stuff done. I love lists and ticking things off…sad but true….
Unfortunately I’ve found that when you work for yourself and from your home there can be a tendency to procrastinate. There’s no-one to be accountable to but yourself. Those nasty jobs on my to do list slip further and further down and inevitably cause me to wake in the middle of the night fretting over the fact that I STILL haven’t done them!
So today, I gave myself permission to “Be efficient and effective!” This became my mantra for the day. I wrote myself a new list with all those yukky nasty jobs prioritised at the top of the list. I divided my day up into chunks of time so I had a deadline to work to. I allowed myself 5 min at the end of every 2 hrs to check out what was happening on facebook, or send a chatty email, or do some other little reward type thing. If I felt tempted to dilly dally any longer than 5 min I’d just keep repeating my mantra, “Be efficient and effective.” I even put off doing this blog until those prioritised jobs were done or at least had a good start on them…(I’m talking about stuff like getting my tax info sorted for my accountant.)
And now, it’s the end of my work day, I’ve achieved heaps and I feel quite smug and self righteous AND to celebrate…. me and hubby are off down to the local pub for a few drinks. You see I won a $50 drinks and food voucher when I put my business card into a box and now we’re off to redeem it. Another thing to make me feel great about today. 🙂