As I’ve gotten older and especially since I had my kids I have had to find ways to simplify my day. To me the simpler the better. The things I can outsource I do and the things I can say no to I do. If you are needing to find ways to simplify your day I think you will really relate to this!
7 Ways To Simplify Your Day
Outsource: I have gotten better about outsourcing a few things lately. I started in 2019 by working regularly with a photographer, then a virtual assistant since last September. I also outsource to my management team when it comes to contracts, negotiations, pitching, etc. It’s made a huge difference and helped me focus more on creating content. I also outsource things at home when we need to!
Get things ready in advance: For me, I do this in all areas of my life: I lay out mine and the kids’ clothing for the next day at night, pack lunches, clean and get the house ready for the next day, etc. I also write blog posts at least two weeks in advance and schedule content in other areas.
Do the most important thing first: I have a daily to-do list but I always look at it first thing and do the most important task first. This also usually means the hardest. I find that doing it this way frees up so much space in my head, and my day!
Wake up early: The one I think a lot of people struggle with. Some days I do too! My kids get up early so I don’t get a lot of choices haha! But I love to get up early and work out and shower before 7. I feel like knowing I’ve already done this makes me feel so motivated for the rest of the day.
Do something for you: I used to love getting up and having coffee before my kids, I now get up and workout but doing that one thing for me- working out before they are fully up and knowing I’ve done something for me really makes me feel lighter throughout the day.
Balance your work and home life (especially if you work from home): THIS IS THE HARDEST for me! I am writing this post at 445 PM on a Friday knowing I need to make my kids dinner. The work and home life balance seems impossible some days but it’s something I know I need to improve to simplify my day.
Utilize away messages, OOO, and DND: I put DND on my phone from 9-6 every night! I feel like even doing that makes my life simple because I am not on my phone responding to a text or email. If it’s important someone will call! Also, using OOO for emails on weekends has been huge!
I would love to know what ways to simplify your day you have found! Tell us below!