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I'm Alysha and I help photographers get organized with systems and automations
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You’re busy, you’re wearing multiple hats, and even the simplest tip will gain you some time freedom. I’ve been there friend! That is why I am sharing 8 simple time saving tips to improve productivity, these are tips that I use in my day to day life. While these may seem simple, they work well for me and my hope is that by sharing, you will find even one of these helpful in your day to day life 🙂
By creating my to do list or doing a brain dump before I go to bed, I can have a better understanding of what is on my plate for the next day. Now alternatively, if this gets your mind going too much before bed, do this first thing in the morning instead.
Making school lunches for the kids in the evening takes the pressure off my morning routine. There is nothing worse than waking up a few minutes later that you hoped and realizing you have to scramble to make lunches.
Waking up before the kids and having a coffee in peace sets my day off on just the right tone, even if things turn chaotic after the kids get up, I know I had THAT time lol. While I sip my coffee I rotate through enjoying the sunset, chatting with my biz besties online at the virtual MomBizCafe, replying to email, prioritizing my daily task or some days if I am really on the ball I fit in a quick 20 minute workout and have a shower to start my day off right.
I am a pen to paper kind of girl so writing everything in my planner and crossing things off as I tackle them is such a good feeling. At the end of the day I can celebrate all the tiny wins as I see what I accomplished throughout the day. Pro tip: add EVERYTHING to your to do list and check it off! This helps in you feeling accomplished on even a less productive day.
This was a term I learned at a Katelyn James Photography Conference in Virginia back in 2019. By doing the biggest task first, the rest of your tasks will feel like a breeze. I used to do the easy tasks first and would feel so unmotivated to complete my last big tasks. Try this, I promise it will change the game for you.
First thing first, do a brain dump each week of all the tasks you need to complete in that week. Then each day pick your top 1-3 tasks that are non negotiable for that day, once you choose your top 3 create a list below those items of things that need to be done once the top 3 has been done. Want accountability in planning your week? Hop on a planning call over with us on Mondays at the Virtual Cafe.
As a busy female entrepreneur grocery shopping in person is a huge time sucker (unless I am using that as a mini, kid free activity to get out of the house lol) So now, I order my groceries online each week and schedule to pick up my order after school drop off or pick up to save time since I am already out. This also saves me $$ randomly browsing the aisles and let’s me plan my meals without jumping from aisle to aisle in the store.
If you have to do a task more than twice its time to automate it! Create a system that can be repeated or better yet create an automation to be done without any effort from you.
And that’s it!! These are just 8 time saving tips for productivity that I use in my day to day life. I am all about finding hacks to save time so I hope you found it helpful. If you want great tips like this one delivered to your inbox each week, make sure you join the email list by clicking HERE
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