“Procrastinator? No. I just wait until the last second to do my work because I will be older, therefore, wiser.”
“I got so much procrastination done today!”
“I’m not a procrastinator. I just prefer to do all my work in a deadline-induced panic.”
“I’m a huge procrastinator….but that’s okay! At least I’m a pro at something!”
“I’m very busy doing things I don’t need to do in order to avoid doing anything I’m actually supposed to be doing.”
“Nothing makes a person more productive than the last ten minutes.”
“Why do today what I could put off until tomorrow?”
What to do every day? What to do first? What can wait until later? My list is too long! I can’t possibly get this all done. Defeat. Throwing in the towel. Just let it all wait until tomorrow (or the next day or the next or never).
Enter systems. (I know…I say that all the time!)
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.