This is a post in partnership with Chicken of the Sea Infusions. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
We have a great routine, but even with the greatest routines, some days I feel so rushed and frazzled trying to get things done. People have asked me so many times how to maximize busy days so I wanted to share a few key things I do.
How To Maximize Busy Days
- Schedule your entire day out: I have mentioned about a zillion times the importance of to do lists. I could not function without them. I also think Google Calendar is a great tool that can be used to help! I schedule in so much this way and set reminders and alerts. It’s great to time block as well.
- Make all appointments for one day: This may sound weird but hear me out. Liam is in school MWF. So I have 3 days where I can easily have Dr appts, hair appts, nail appts, meet with my accountant, etc. I honestly try to do as many in one day as I can because then I know my other 2 days are work focused. So there may be one day in a week every now and then where I get nothing else done, but I’m not spending other days having to stop to see a Dr, or randomly leave and come back etc.
- Have easy to grab/healthy lunches and snacks: Working from home and being go go go nonstop can make it easy to grab unhealthy lunches or snacks. This is where the Chicken of the Sea Infusions come into play. For lunch I need a few things: I need it to fill me up so I am not snacking nonstop till dinner, I need it to taste good, and I need variety. This hits every single box and then some. With 4 flavors (lemon and thyme, basil, thai chili, and sun dried tomato) I am never bored! With 20 grams of protein I am full for much longer than when I eat a lot of other lunch options. Plus the taste is incredible! They come with a fork under the top so if you are go go go and need to throw it in your work bag, purse, or gym bag, you don’t have to worry about packing a fork too or being on the hunt for one. Plus it’s better than a pouch because you don’t have to worry about those gross smelling fingers! It’s also a great snack idea if you need a 3 PM pick me up!
- Give yourself time to get where you need to be: Anxiety doesn’t help anything, and if you are anything like me you have anxiety when you are late or feel rushed. I try to leave 10 minutes before I should leave. How does this maximize time? Well if you get somewhere early you can respond to emails, get a little work done, make a phone call etc. So you can still use that extra time!
These are just a few things I do to maximize busy days. I find that scheduling as much as I can and having things streamlined that easy to grab lunches really make a huge difference in how much time I am spending doing mundane things.
I would love to know how you maximize busy days for yourself?
*all photos by Jenny Havens Photography