Happy Sunday! And to all of my American friends, happy Labor Day weekend! American or not, long weekend of not (sorry if not, though!), I hope you’re having a great weekend! I think we’re keeping it pretty low key this weekend, but ya never know, ha!
Today I’m stopping in to give you all this month’s Advice Found! I’m so happy I started this series because I LOVE the well-thought out, insightful advice you all leave in the comments! It’s so interesting for me to see all of the different opinions on a topic and each time I learn so much and leave with a lot to consider.
This month’s topic was Time Management. To get the full post which had my own take on the topic as well as the general question asked, head over to this post! Below you’ll find some of my favorites from the comments section of the last Seeking Advice. I’ve linked the names to that person’s blog if applicable and would love it if you’d stop by their site and see some of what they’re about!
Like every week, I just want to say: you all are amazing. The insight you give on each topic is just fantastic, and this month I walked away with SO MANY tips!
Kristy from Southern In Law –
For me I work best with a loose schedule. I have a daily schedule as every single day is totally different for me, however, I find having set times to do things keeps me focus – and I also know when I have time for a break etc.
That and to do lists with check boxes. Nothing satisfies me more than checking off boxes… so much so that i’ll scribble the tasks out too to make it extra satisfying haha!
Kim from Always a New Day –
My biggest thing right now is to go to bed earlier – when that happens, I get up earlier and can get so much done in that time. I have been dragging in the mornings which then makes for a anxious day. Great, great tips!
Heather from Lunging Through Life –
Lately I’ve been making a to do list the night before of what needs done so that when I wake up, I can visually see where to start. I also have taken my computer from the couch into the office during nap times to work. I have become more productive by doing that for sure. I love your kill it times, though. I feel like it’s just the season of life we are in. I also know that setting aside time on the weekend to get things done works, too. Just little things like prepping as much for lunches as possible, organizing my workout plan, grocery shopping, menu. Those things that take up time during the days and usually lead me to pinterest or some other time sucking site are done and I don’t have to spend time during the day
Amanda from Running With Spoons –
I’ve found that a Top 3 list works really well for me, where each day I’ll write down three things that I NEED to get done no matter what. I like it because 3 is totally manageable but not overwhelming… which is another thing – not trying to bite off more than I can chew. Of course I’d like to do a tonne of shit, but the longer my list, the more time I waste struggling with what I should be doing first. Top 3 kind of helps eliminate that. Then I try to have a pretty set routine where I’ll do the same things at the same time on the same days… at least when it comes to work. Also, my planner has made a HUGE difference, because being able to see my entire week with everything laid out kind of comforts me that everything will get done.
Emily from Beauty in Christ –
I really love all of these ideas; for me putting my computer and my phone in another room to focus on house tasks really helps, because I don’t wander over there and check email or Facebook. I also really love having a couple big priorities in my head as I go into the day; so that the littler things, if they don’t get done, just get moved to the next day.
Sara from Sweet Miles –
So I feel like I juggle several jobs at once – wife, mommy, full time worker, blogger, part time photographer business owner, and I’ll call the last one, house cleaner. I find that my time management boils down to priorities. What are my priorities for the day. What do I HAVE to get done. And what can wait until tomorrow. I find prioritizing my day makes a big difference in how productive I am. Setting smaller goals throughout the day helps too – just basically being realistic.
Heather from Polyglot Jot –
I understand what a time sucker technology is and am trying to get better at it too. I have been putting my phone on do not disturb anytime I don’t want to be using it and leaving it in the other room. I’ve also set aside times where i work on my laptop for blogging and don’t allow myself to work on anything else computer-related until the blog work is done.
Susie from Suzlyfe –
Right now I’m doing the priorities thing that I talked about last week on the blog–if it doesn’t have to do with the top 3 priorities for the day, it can wait, and if I get the things for those top 3 priorities done, then I get to do 30 minutes (or less) of the next one on the list. And then I get to take time for myself!
Once again, I really want to thank each and every one of you who take the time to comment and leave such well-thought out comments on these posts – it means SO much to me that you are helping me make this series a success. You are all so thoughtful and respectful to one another, starting conversations in the comments and leaving your own experiences to help me and other!
Have a great rest of your weekend, everyone!!
So tell me – who’s advice did you identify the most with? Who’s made you think the most? If you missed adding your advice but have something great to say on the topic, leave it in the comments!
Don’t forget to check out the past Seeking Advice posts!