This is it. The last post on productivity. Is it growing in you like it’s growing in me? What if this likes becomes something? That would be cool. Until then, I’m glad it works for me. Maybe it’s working for you, too?
How To Be Productive At Home
1. Choose something to get the ball rolling.
2. Decipher which things are a priority each day.
3. Come up with a plan based on your schedule and give everything a day.
4. Be ready to roll with the punches. Let’s face it, a sick kid or a husband on vacation or a visit from out-of-town family will make productivity a challenge. But I have a secret – it was never about the productivity.
I truly think we put too much pressure on ourselves to productive. What God asks us to do is to be busy at home (Titus 2) and gives us an example of a woman who does all kinds of different things with her time and over the course of her life (Proverbs 31). Neither of these things means we are going to get it right every time.
We need to make time to be and make time to do. We need to have both stillness and movement, relaxation and motivation. [Check out this post on Mary and Martha to see some more.]
And I truly believe the best way to not feel constantly overwhelmed by what we need to do is to have a plan for how to get it done. The first three steps should help with that.
But remember grace. You will have days, weeks even when the “plan” doesn’t work. If it’s been days, just pick back up and try again. If it’s been weeks, it may be time for a new plan. That’s ok. Since when has any other one thing worked for you forever? That’s what I thought.
So glad to have gotten to share this with you.
Seriously, let me know how it works for you.
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