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3 Prep-Steps to Quarterly Spring Cleaning

April 26, 2021

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Keeping up with your day-to-day tasks can literally be a chore, but you don't have to bog yourself down with a long to-do list.

Here's 3 ways to prepare yourself to organize your biz and your life!

  1. Calendar – In my case, if it’s not written down, it probably won’t happen. As I get older, I’m learning to embrace spontaneity, but I’ve noticed that when it comes to building long-lasting habits, ad hoc and haphazard doesn’t really work for me.

  2. Multi-tasking – It’s beyond important to focus on one thing at a time. I know! I know! Our industry has socialized us to squeeze as much efficiency out of every second of every day but there’s a difference between mindfully spending your time and pushing yourself to the limit.

    When it comes to multi-tasking, the most I’ll do, is play music in the background, listen to a podcast, or turn on my newest exploration – Clubhouse. (I literally, just downloaded the app on Saturday, so I’m still not sure WTF I’m doing).

  3. Time limit – One technique that I learned in graduate school was the Pomodoro Method. Essentially, you set a timer for 20 minutes, take a mini break and then jump in for another 20 minute + mini-break until it makes sense for you to put the task to bed or until the task is complete.

    This technique really helps me to break down large obligatory tasks because 20 minutes is enough time to get something done without feeling like I have to sacrifice my whole day to getting my literal and figurative “house in order”.

What’s one thing that needs some sprucing up in your life?

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