˗ˏˋ Make The Time To Be Successful ˎˊ˗
Time is one of those entities you will never get back. As I work in a busy office assisting 4 lawyers & soon to be on maternity leave taking care of my little babe & still running my social media platforms & of course my blog.. Time is of the essence for me! I’m assisting lawyers 8 hours a day, running a home, and growing my own brand/social media.
In order to be wildly successful, or what my perspective on what success means to me and yet still keep a flexible work schedule I have several steps I have learned along the way that I need in order to have a flexible work schedule that doesn’t consume my day:
1.) Emails are checked & returned in the morning on my way to work or on my breaks & often on my way home from work.
2.) Social Media posts are done between 8am-10am when my engagement is at it's highest & in the evening around 5-6pm if I post twice a day. Depending. Keeping your engagement high is a must for social media platforms. Always responding to your audience and interacting with brands, friends & those who follow your profiles is very important.
3.) Have designated work hours. This is a little tough for me BUT it also depends on what you choose is work and what is a hobby. I see social media & blogging as a hobby and not work. It make's me enjoy it more! Crazy, I know. I honestly spend most of my "me" time working on creating content, vegan dishes, nesting (now) or brainstorming!
I feel it is important to create everything you put out. It keeps you authentic. You're not using someone else's photos and playing them off as your own.
4.)HAVE A LIST. Write it down. Complete it then cross it off. Though this sounds so very simple so many people don’t do it. And trust me it is instant gratification when that lines goes across those letters or you check the box off the list. Ever sit down at end of the day and wonder what you did all day? Terrible feeling. You feel accomplished once you see that list at the end of the day! List's are my ride or die for work & getting things done. I especially need lists now that baby brain is in full effect!
5.) Have a plan. Stop trying to go out there and wing it every day. I know based on what has been successful for me in the past what I need to do to continue being successful. So I start each month with a plan of action. Goals are set then I follow those goals up with daily and weekly steps needed to reach those goals. I like to reflect weekly on what I got done and what I need to move. My spouse & I have a wicked morning routine & Sunday evening routine for meal prep. I think we're almost pros! ... Kidding.