52 Tiny Changes
You've done it before. Tried to change your whole life in 30
days. Only to fizzle out at day 10 because it take too much time.
Join me in making a small change each week and by the end of the
year you will have made 52 improvements to your life!
with 52 changes in the subject line. Or come here each week for
a new change and some steps to help you along the way.
Tiny Change #11: Take the last few minutes
of the work day to straighten up and plan for the day ahead
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
When I came into work in the morning a clean desk
awaited me and my first project to do was highlighted on my to
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
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
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