So its been a while since my last post where I was mulling over how to better use my time.So what have I been up to? (Apart from having a break!!)
I have been getting up earlier and doing some mundane tasks each day. This is proving to be a good thing – filing up to date, washing and ironing up to date and giving me more time to relax in the evenings. And I feel like I am accomplishing a lot more each day.
Of course there have been some days when I haven’t felt like doing anything, or just decided to stay in bed for an extra half hour. But part of my new routine is saying yes to doing what I feel like doing rather than feeling too pressured to complete things (unless they really need to be done!). Giving myself permission to do this has been a revelation and has made me feel refreshed and re energised on its own. So far I haven’t missed any deadlines, or got behind with anything and don’t feel guilty if I decide to have a slightly lazier day.
I am doing the half on Linked In each morning, which is paying dividends. I have made many more connections, read some really interesting articles, been able to share my knowledge and experience and so far have two new clients from it.
The added benefit of this is it means that I can spend a little more time at work dealing with clients and running the company, rather than worried about getting to every face to face networking meeting. This half hour each morning won’t replace the face to face networking I do, but it is showing rewards quite quickly. And of course it is much cheaper and less disruptive during the day.
So all in all my routine is working well. I’m hoping to add in some time to learn new things, and currently trying to identify a course to do. And yes I am feeling happier!