52 Tiny Changes Archive
Change is so huge, so big, so time-consuming. It is much
easier to keep the status quo.
Does it have to be that way? How about if we change just
a little at a time? We are not remaking your whole life
at once. If you do one tiny change a week, by the end of
the year you will have a better, more vibrant life. Another
positive is with small changes, you have a much better chance
at keeping your new habits.
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Tiny Change #11: Take the last few
minutes of the work day to straighten up and plan for the
It can be hard to start a day positively
when you are surrounded by a mess and don't even know what
you are doing the day ahead.
When I was working outside the home full-time,
I fixed this problem by taking the last 15 minutes of the
work day to prepare for the next. I cleared off my desk,
made sure the papers were in the right folders, found all
my pens, and washed my water mug.
Then I would empty my brain of all the things
I had to do the next day. I categorized by calls to make,
projects going to film, design projects, projects I am waiting
for another person on, etc. It was a way to let all my thoughts
of work hit the paper, then when I left work I didn't have
to think about them anymore.
When I came into work in the morning a clean
desk awaited me and my first project to do was highlighted
on my to do list.
Working from home or parenting at home is
tougher, since there is no real transition period. I still
try to do the same routine, now that I work from home. I
have a set time where I finish work (usually). I clear my
desk and plan work for the next day. It's like a mini-transition
from working to home and family. Sometimes though, I end
up on the computer later, so I also have a 5-minute office
cleaning routine at the end of the day. Otherwise I can't
keep on top of the mess my office can get into.
Moms and Parenting What do do before leaving for work
and before coming home
Gears Making the transition from work to home
What do you need to do to transition from
work to home?
you can do this on your own? E-coaching
can help you with that.
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