Welcome to Day 75...
As a working mom who also happens to have a side writing gig, my life is full of demands and distractions. That's my reality.
I realized a long time ago I could either move through my days completely overwhelmed or I could figure out the best way to make all that craziness work.
For me it's the power of the toggle.
Toggling is all about switching back and forth between tasks. I'll be prepping dinner and then while things are cooking, I'll pay some bills. Before I get the bills all done, it's back to setting the table and finishing dinner. Then after the meal, I'll finalize all the bills.
In the morning, I'll start folding some laundry and then take a break to get my kids out the door to school. Then in the middle of un-stacking the dishwasher I'll get an idea for a blog post and quickly put some notes in Blogger. Then it's back to the dishwasher. Later on in the day while I'm running some reports at work and eating lunch. I'll add more notes in Blogger. When I get home I'll finish off the laundry and my blog post.
Some studies out there say too much multitasking makes you more inefficient. In a way I understand that but I'm also not doing brain surgery. To get through my busy day, toggling just works - especially with writing. It's how I work smart and slay lots of goals.
If I find myself lagging in interest or in creativity, switching between tasks or projects keeps me from getting stuck. And in the end it's easier to keep from getting stuck instead of worrying about getting unstuck.
Here's another good resource on getting more done...http://www.lifehack.org/articles/productivity/50-tricks-to-get-things-done-faster-better-and-more-easily.html
10 days in on our writing challenge - 1/3 of the way through - here's to momentum and progress and getting things done.
I did an hour of editing today. My plan for the long weekend is to get even more in. But I'm also looking forward to some downtime.
For now...Here's Today's Takeaway Lesson...
"You Have As Many Hours In A Day As Beyonce...Make Things Happen ..."
Here's to Being All In,