I was one of those. You might be too since you are reading a healthy cooking and productivity blog. You know…one of those who has made to-do lists at least since junior high (and possibly since upper elementary school!)……AND…you have OFTEN written things down that you already completed just so that you would have more things marked off your list! (more…)
Everywhere you turn people are selling systems. Systems to organize. Systems for daily accountable. Systems for running a home business. Systems for kitchen efficiency. Why is this so? It is because systems work! They make you better at everything you do—more efficient, more thorough, more effective, more productive.
This is good news for me—I love efficiency, thoroughness, effectiveness, and productivity! And, thus, I love systems.
Learning to follow through on your Dailies will probably be the most important thing you will do to increase your productivity training. We have a tendency to think that if we don’t get to our “long list,” we won’t accomplish much. This just isn’t true. What we do every day is what really makes us productive. The dailies!
Likewise, we have a tendency to think that we have to make multiple changes at one time in our lives in order to really have an impact. Another non-truth!
Freezer cooking. Crock pots. Semi-homemade. Instant pot. Microwaves. Casseroles. One dish skillets. All of these phrases describe ways by which people everywhere are trying to be more efficient in the kitchen. Time is at a premium for families everywhere. Cooking at all, much less taking the time to cook truly healthful, real food meals, is hard to do. I did a podcast a while back (before I was even cooking so low carb/sugar-free/low grain) detailing five ways I have found to be more efficient in the kitchen. These tips are useful for all types of cooks.
I have been creating Facebook Live videos on organization and productivity for parents and entrepreneurs. I love organization! And I love being productive! I want to introduce each one to you on the blog (one per week) for those who not only love healthy cooking and weight management but also love efficiency in their home, homeschool, and business! So…here’s the first one for you! I will give you a rough outline of the contents to help you follow along….and to glance at to see if it is a topic that pertains to you. Blessings to you as you seek to “feel great and live well”—and organize and produce! 🙂
Over twenty-five years ago, with four children eight and under, we learned the value of a timer. We began using them to teach our children time management. We would have them do various tasks and set the timer so that they could see how long things take when they really applied themselves.
For example, in setting up their morning routine charts, we would have them run and do each task that was going to be on their chart as we timed them, then when we made the charts, we would put the time that it should take (based on our timing session) in parentheses following each line item on the chart. (This also helped us to know what was reasonable to expect in a certain time period.)