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Batching & Scheduling

I’m going to take you back to a tragic time in my life. Imagine a day crammed with 7+ calls, podcast interviews, and meetings, and being so scorched by nighttime that you’re avoiding human interaction and binge-watching Netflix with tacos and a bundt cake (or two). Folks, that was my reality until I realized that even though this was my normal, it wasn’t normal.  

I’m sure you can relate. We all get into the online business and entrepreneur world for one thing,  freedom. To feel energized at the end of the day, like what you’re doing matters and you made the right choice in stepping away from your 9-5. I was so overwhelmed with exhaustion that I was losing the freedom and losing myself.

The taco and bundt cake night was a significant moment for me, because as much as I love tacos (who’s with me!) this new pace was not my jam and it not sustainable. I sat down, restructured, and found a new system that has transformed my business.

It’s called, Batching Like Tasks.

This means, on specific days each week or month, focusing on one type of task, never mixing multiple tasks at a time.

It’s such a simple concept, but it has literally changed the game for me.  

For me, batching looks like leaving my Mondays and Fridays completely open. No calls, no plans, no recordings for podcasts, blank space. I’ve discovered that when I mix my days with calls and content creation, I’m all over the place and well, rewind to bundt cake night.

So, problem solved… I now have two full days a week to tap into my creativity which allows me to be fully present for my calls and meetings Tuesday through Thursday.

We’re women. We’re powerhouses. We’re completely capable of multi-tasking and somehow fitting more into 24 hours than is humanly possible, but at what cost? When I was losing my personal happiness and the ability to thrive each day, something had to change for me. Maybe you’re feeling the same way?

Instead of allowing tasks to fall through the cracks or only giving each project a fraction of our attention, let’s set ourselves up for success by being 100% present.

The good news is that this small pivot doesn’t take much and is 1000% worth it. By batching like tasks, I promise you are going to see a drastic difference in your level of productivity and, in turn, increase your happiness.

Remember, only half of your business is filled with the things you love, the things that help you feel free. The rest of the tasks have to be worked into your schedule efficiently and effectively. Whether it is behind the scenes or client-facing, let’s maximize your workflow in order to approach each facet of your business with excellence and ease.

So let’s chat about it, what are your thoughts? Could you see yourself batching your tasks in this way? Another friend of mine recently told me she has an area of focus for each week of the month. You can listen to her strategy HERE.

Looking for more Productivity tips? Check out one of my favorite Pinterest boards, Productivity Tips and Staying Healthy Whether You Travel or Work from Home, where I pin content pertaining to work/life balance for you (because I’m a nerd and look for cool things like that) and I want you living your best life, now.

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