I have gotten quite a bit off my to-do list in the last few days, but not all that I had planned.
The sticky notes have helped me to put on paper the thoughts in my head and that has helped me to take action. I was always thinking of things I wanted to do, for my business and in my personal life, at the entirely wrong moment. Now I have a place to write down what I’m thinking about and actually do some of the things on the notes.
I have always used Google Calendar and have the app on my phone. But since I started to use the sticky notes, I have then added my plans to the calendar and I haven’t missed any time specific event since I started this process. And while I haven’t accomplished all of the items on the sticky notes, I am better able to see where my time is being spent – a great eye opener. I realize there are definitely times that I could be spending on my business that I’m not.
Right now my calendar is sticky not heavy at the end of the week as I move forward some of the tasks I haven’t quite gotten accomplished.
A lot of the items I took care of this week were more personal than business specific, but I really feel that as solopreneurs, it is very hard to truly split the two. I have also been more focused on my business and how I’m spending my time even though there was a more personal focus. I truly believe that the more we accomplish in any aspect of our life has a ripple effect and gives us confidience. So, alternatively the more you put off tasks you mean to do, the lower your self esteem plummets.
Of all my household chores, I like laundry the best, so if my laundry basket starts to overflow, it is usually a direct reflection that I’m feeling overwhelmed in other areas of my life. So I do a load or 2 and get the pile down, and as I do the laundry I end up having the energy and desire to get other tasks done – that ripple effect. You may not know what it is that makes your feel accomplished and can help you get over that hump, but now you know you should be paying attention and see what task you like enough to help you get that ball rolling, or those ripples rippling.
So I plan on, I accomplish more and I am learning more about myself and how I’m spending my time. Let me know in the comments below how you are doing with your plans.