Saturday, June 1, 2019

June Tips for a Successful Life

Well it's been way too long, so here I am again with a few tips to make your summer successful. As school is out for almost all of us, or will be soon, we now have kids around, summer moods, and sometimes we tend to let our ambitions slide a little and have fun instead. This is okay, but don't forget that your success depends on continuing to create your new life or business that will allow you more time in the future. So how do we focus on our future when all we want to do is go swimming, to the beach, and other fun things?

We do both. It's okay to spend time with your family and do the things you haven't been able to do because of school. Just remember that while you're having fun, you can still be productive and do what is necessary to create the best life for us and our families. Here are some time saving/redeeming tips I'm currently using to maximize my free time

Tips to Maximize Your Productivity

1. Continue to make early(er) rising a priority.

This will help you make the time to do things that are profitable to you personally. Grab some coffee to wake yourself up and get time carved out to focus on your business or yourself. 

2. Set aside 20-30 minutes in the morning for income related work

If Mechanical Turk's your thing, set a timer for 30 minutes and work as quickly as you can to finish enough jobs to earn you that extra you need. If your business is social media management or you run your own store, you can use that time to work on your listings, create blog posts relating to your products, or schedule out this days' tweets and social media postings. Let your work post on its own by using one of the many scheduling apps available to you. If you write for income for places such as or Textbroker, or any of the many others, this is a great time to create some drafts or work on your currently in progress writing. Really anything you decide to do that is specifically business or income related is great. Don't limit yourself and don't think that anything you do during this time is unprofitable.

3. Don't forget to spend time with family.

Summertime is fantastic to do things as a family. Set aside any feelings of exhaustion or laziness aside and load them kids into the car and do something as a family. Go visit parks, local museums, go on a nature hike...anything goes. We must remember that our kids remember the things that we do with them. They don't care if you're tired or don't feel like it. What they'll remember is that Mommy went with them to the park and slid on the slide even though she was trying not to fall asleep. Keep that in mind.

4. Spend time learning and developing your mind every day.

Take 30 minutes to an hour every day to learn something new. You can watch a Youtube video on how to make a new food, read something online about politics, learn how to sew or knit, or really anything. Spending time to develop our minds helps keep us younger and able to stay focused as we age. Personally, I have been working on my language skills and learning other languages to focus on my own mental plasticity. 

5. Cuddle with your kiddos or your partner, or your animals.

Time spent with those we love will better prepare us to survive once we have to venture out into public. My children function better and love better when they're emotionally supported. Time spent cuddling is never wasted.

6. Be okay if there are days that you just want to lay in bed and do nothing.

We are all human and all have days that we just want to sleep all day. When you feel that way, find something even semi useful that you can do and then let yourself rest. It's okay to not do anything too, as long as you don't make it a pattern and end up wasting weeks that you'll never get back.

I hope this helps. Have a blessed summer and as always, please let me know YOUR tips on how to redeem the summer break and how to be productive while on break.

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