THE ADD MOMMY
As a child, I was diagnosed with ADD and was prescribed medication. I didn’t like how the medicine made me feel and decided not to take it. Because of this, I did come across some hurdles. I was always late, unorganized, and a procrastinator. These issues followed me throughout adulthood.
Adulting was hard enough. Once I found out that I was pregnant, I started freaking out. I had no clue how to take care of a baby because I didn’t have my life together.
However, when my baby was born, I knew I had to make changes in my life. I needed to break my bad habits so that these habits won’t trickle down to my son.
I figured out a system that worked for me and kept me organized. I want to help other moms get organized.
If there are any topics you would like me to write about, please let me know.
How To Stay Organized While Working Remotely
I wanted to share a few tips on how I stay organized while working remotely.
- I have an Excel spreadsheet with my appointments for the day.
- If you are interested in learning more about how I created this spreadsheet, please let me know and I will post the steps.
- I use my work planner to write out my list of tasks for the day. The planner that I use is one that I purchased from Amazon. It has a space to write your “Important List,” your “To Do List,” and the time you plan on completing the task. However, you can use any planner that you like.
- I posted a picture of the front of the planner. Unfortunately, due to the sensitivity of my work, I cannot show you what’s inside the planner.
- The planner that I have is currently unavailable, so I posted the Amazon link for a similar planner.
- When I complete a task, I note the time I finish, just for my records.
- My job uses Microsoft Teams, so I add all my meetings to the calendar. You can use Google Calendar as well.
- As soon as I complete a task, I file away all documents.
- This helps to avoid clutter build-up.
- I have a filing system that I use and will share in a later post.
- I review my to do list and move all unfinished tasks to my to do list for the following day.
- This helps you keep track of what tasks you have completed and what you still need to finish.
- I start projects as soon as they are assigned to me.
- Doing this helps me complete my tasks for the day a lot faster.
Following this system has helped me keep up with my work. Also, I have been stress-free since implementing it. I have also been one of the top performers at my job.
Feel free to message me or comment if you have any questions 🙂
Find the Amazon link below for a similar planner that I use.
HOW TO GET MORE DONE IN A DAY
Do you ever think to yourself, “sheesh, I have so much I need to get done?” You have no idea where and how to start. Sometimes I cause myself to get stress headaches.
If you feel this way, I have the perfect tips for you.
The first and most important thing to do is breathe. Tell yourself you got this. Now that you got that out of the way, you need to now figure out what needs to be done. Figure out what’s most important and break those down into smaller tasks.
Just to give you guys an example, my laundry would be piled up in the laundry baskets, dishes in the sink, toys everywhere, and random things that my pup tore up all over the floor.
The first thing I do is create a list of what needs to be done. I have an eraser board that I use. It ranges from being a to-do list board to a motivational quotes board. But, I mainly use it for my to-do list. I write down all tasks that need to be completed and then I break them up into smaller tasks.
*I posted a pic of my actual board, just so you guys get an idea of how I write it out*
Once completed, I decide which task to start first. I recommend starting with the easier tasks, such as throwing a load inside the washer and putting the dirty dishes inside the dishwasher.
In my case, picking up the pieces of a torn-up tennis ball 🎾 and placing my son’s toys in his toy chest.
Also, you can also complete a big task each day. For example, you could pick a specific room to clean each day. In addition, you can throw a load of laundry inside the washer before you go to bed. As soon as you wake up, throw them inside the dryer.
Washing a load daily makes life easier in the long run.
Each time you complete a task, cross it off your list. Before you know it, you would have finished every task. And the great part about it, you get to see how much you got done.
*You go super mom or dad*
Feel free to drop a comment or message me if you have any questions 🤗