What a month it has been! Crazy busy, with my return to nursing shifts, winter blues and illness, blogging and client work. Not to mention organizing our big trip to the UK for my younger sisters wedding!
The theme of July was organisation.
Organisation for me goes hand in hand with productivity. I mean, being organized really does boost your productivity. At least that is what I find.
In the last 2 months I have changed how I organise my business and writing time. I drilled down into my processes to find where I fell short and how to organise my time and work flow better. I now use batching, and have found that I use my time better, and am so much more productive. This in turn keeps me motivated and plugging away.
I also plan and write content and social media one month in advance. I then schedule it so that I am always a few weeks ahead. It took some hard work and long nights, but I finally got there! Phew! It was one of my “July Goals” – to have atleast 2 weeks of content prepared ahead of time. And that one gets a big fat tick! Woo! I am a huge fan of celebrating the wins, no matter how big or small. And I am definitely celebrating getting ahead of my content calendar.
I believe the most important lesson I have learnt in the last 2 years is to not take on too much. Again, it has taken me awhile to come to this point, but after trying and failing to juggle too many balls I have learnt how to balance my workload and to say NO! As mothers and business owners we often think we have to do EVERYTHING. But I am here to tell you, we don’t. Delegate. Outsource. Or simply leave the folding for another day. [click_to_tweet tweet=”It is ok to not be perfect. It is ok to not to everything. We are only human. We should embrace it. #onlyhuman #perfectlyimperfect #wahm #workfromhome #parentingishard #freelancer #freelancewriter” quote=”It is ok to not be perfect. It is ok to not to everything. We are only human. We should embrace it.”]
In case you missed any of the months blog posts here they are:
- 6 lessons I have learnt in the last 2 years as a freelance writer.
- How to achieve a work life balance as a work-at-home-mum.
- Why you need to use batching and how to do it. A time management tool.
- The best organizational tools you need as a freelance writer and work-at-home-mum.
- How to keep on top of your social media presence as a freelance writer.
August will hopefully be a little calmer (fingers crossed)!
I know, with 2 little ones, a writing business and nursing shifts this is most likely just wishful thinking! And we are soon off on a big family holiday to the UK to see my younger sister get married. We are super excited about that, although probably not so much the long haul flight with the 2 kiddies in tow (Australia to the UK is a LOOOOOOOONG flight).
August is all about what a freelance writer is, how to become one and how to totally kick butt as a freelance writer.
Stay tuned. There are so many more exciting things to come!