Listen- I’m the best and the worst person to ask for advice on getting Sh*t done. I can procrastinate. I do procrastinate. But then I am also a Type A, get your Christmas shopping done months ahead, have dates with friends planned out 6 months ahead of time kind of person (to be fair, the college friends I still stay in contact with- we have to plan 6 months ahead because of babies/husbands- and I still know those plans can go to hell in a handbasket if a hubby decides that he must absolutely
drink a few caseloads of beer shoot the largest buck known to man.)
With blogging- I try to plan ahead as much as I can. Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not.
How I get Sh*t done while blogging:
I log out of social media accounts. I don’t need notifications distracting me.
I follow a recipe: Blog about book, save the shortlink in a document, create an image, then schedule social media on Hootsuite and Buffer. Rinse and repeat.
I blog at least 5 days a week. You may not see the post for awhile- but I blog ahead as much as I can.
I keep an old-fashioned paper and pen list. Checking sh*t off makes me *jazz hands*
I quit watching TV while I blog. No more Wheel of Fortune, Law and Order or Days of Our Lives while I blog.
How I get Sh*T Done in other life things:
When I go to the grocery store, I stock up on staples. 2 jars of mayo, 2 boxes of crackers, multiple cans of chicken for chicken salad. And etc. The nearest grocery store to me burned down 6 months ago- so those last min- I’ll just run quick here trips have ended. Plan ahead for the grocery store is my motto.
I wash clothes pretty much on a daily basis. None of this “everything must get done on the weekend” for me.
It’s so un-Southern of me- but I use the dishwasher. I come from a long line of women who think it’s better to handwash. I rinse my plates, cups, and utensils- and put them in the washer. Run it when full (or basically full). Even better, I run it at night when I go to bed. Wake up in the morning- clean dishes.
I vacuum 5 days a week. No, the house is not that dirty- but if I keep up with the vacuuming on a daily basis- it cuts down on that deep and intensive cleaning over the weekends- when you know, I’ve got life happening.
On the weekends when I do want to do a deep clean, get things organized, or clean out that hall closet- I don’t cut on the TV. It’s too easy to get sucked into re-runs of Sex and The City- I turn the music up loud and sing my heart out to my latest earworms.
How Do You Get Sh*t Done?
Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,
T @ Traveling With T