Friday, June 24, 2011

If You're Working 9-5 & Creating After Hours

This summer is the first time I am working from 9-5 every day and don't have a lot of time to create new jewelry, post things, or work on my business.  Here are a few tricks I have learned this summer:

Time management is important. During or outside of work, time management is a skill you absolutely have to acquire.  In order to be able to work on anything after your 9-5 job, you have to finish your daily tasks during those eight hours.  Also, once you get out of work, you have a limited amount of time to work on your business.  Make a list of priorities and take it one step at a time.

Get rid of your after-work fatigue.  Find something that gets rid of that tired feeling once you finish an eight hour day.  For me, working out at the gym is the solution.  However, there are a plethora of other options:  yoga, coffee, a quick nap, etc.

Take advantage of weekends.  Weekends are perfect days to get work done.  You have two full days of time to use efficiently, do so! Make sure to relax some of the weekend too, we all need some rest.

Toss stress and worry out the window.  Stress and worry just take up time and reduce productivity, why partake in it?

Do what you can, save the rest for later.  This goes with the previous two points, but we are all human.  Eventually, everything will get done and we must recognize our limits.

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