The One Thing I’m Consistent About Is Being Inconsistent

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Motherhood brings up those images of ladies juggling – almost literally – kids, career, keeping up a house (inside and out), time for husband, volunteering, kids sports, kid extracurriculars – while simultaneously swapping hats. While driving a minivan.

This isn’t original imagery – but it’s so darn true!

If you’re like me, I TRY so hard to be organized. And be consistent, with things like all of the above. Plus exercise. And make delicious, healthy, organic meals. Not to mention dappling in attempting delicious vegan meals.

While I think I do a pretty decent job of making sure we meet all the daily demands of life, I know I could be more productive. But it’s tough to make sure you use all of your time every day in the most efficient way.

I gotta admit, it’s kind of stressful for me at times to even think too much about being too efficient. And like my blog title says, I struggle with consistency. My brain just doesn’t want to.

So what can I do to not feel too “boxed in” by attempting to be efficient but still find some ways to achieve this?

Well, I try to employ a few key daily “best practices” that I can manage – these have come from women I’ve met from entrepreneurial workshops, and it’s worked for them – so I know these ideas are tried and true:

  • Spend 10 minutes – no more – either in the morning or the previous night making a list of what you want to accomplish each day – put 5-10 items as priority.
  • Use a calendar to block time for tasks – whether you have a job at an office, work from home, or mothering is your full-time job.
  • Check email and social media a set number of times each day – and set a time limit for yourself. Set a timer if you need to.
  • If you work in an office from home, make your time “in the office” clear – put a sign on the door and work when you’re “in office” and when your set work hours are done, flip your sign to “out of the office” – and truly be done with your hours.
  • Give yourself a break. Lots of people can make it look like they always have it all together all the time, but the truth is, we’re mostly all struggling to keep balance, and that’s truly OK!

And if you’re reading this, you’re obviously benefiting from belonging to a great group of inspirational women who are out to support each other. Kudos to you for that!

This is the time of year when we reflect on what we’re grateful for – please don’t forget to be grateful for yourself!

-Colleen Sall

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  1. Emily Hill
    1 year ago

    I love the idea of employing “best practices” to what you do each day! I am definitely going to start using that and focusing on a few core tasks! TY!

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