No matter what your work or family circumstances are your days are likely a juggling act. You need to adopt personal strategies for making sure everything gets done — whether that’s running a business or keeping the household organised. To help, Staples in the US has teamed with entrepreneurs and bloggers as part of its #makemorehappen campaign to share some top tips and tricks from these experts.
Consider making it a habit to perform some of your morning tasks the evening before. This will help you avoid getting burned out early and help you get the day started on the right foot. “Mompreneur On Fire” Ashleigh Blatt recommends doing the following at night: “Pack the kid’s lunches, lay out their clothes, and have them shower. You can also decide what to make for breakfast and pack purses and backpacks and place them by the door so you can grab them on the way out. The importance of a light morning is that you start your work with energy and in a good mood.”
Whether you are shopping for your business or for your household you may find that all the stuff life throws at you leaves little time and energy to shop for necessities. “You need as much time as possible to focus on work and life not going down every aisle in a store,” says Kristina Cappetta a blogger at Project Eve which provides news and resources to women. Cappetta points out that many retailers are aiming to give customers a more convenient experience these days and that taking advantage of new shopping options can save you time and hassle. For example Staples has a shop online and pick-up in store option with many items available in an hour which “can make life simpler while giving you more time to focus on your business.”
“Be thoughtful about how you spend your money” advises Lucy Ross Editor-in-Chief of “Like a Boss Girls” a digital space for Millennial women. Ross who recently executed a branded shipment to give customers a better sense of her company’s personality says that using business-friendly retailers helped her coordinate her effort strategically.
Take Time to Celebrate
It may sound counterintuitive when you’re pressed for time but time-outs are crucial especially when you’ve reached a goal. “It’s important to celebrate small wins,” says Blatt who acknowledges success in an effort to stay motivated. Consider smart strategies from the experts to help you get more done with more time and resources to spare.