Just the other day, a friendI were talking about my morning schedule, now that I work from home. I told her how I do it. I wake up, prepare the family, have my devotion, handle the houseworkthen sit at my desk to begin the other work – Amazing Girl Mentorship ServicesCool Media, not to mention my studies – I’m pursuing my Masters in LibraryInformation Science at Kenyatta University.
I told her that I type out my email responses in Word, as well as my Facebook posts or anything else that I need to send. Then when I log in, I first post what I had prepared – usually inspired by my preparation for that day the previous night. I send out the emails etcthen I read any new emailsposts on social media platforms. That includes Whatsapp.
Yes, I put that on after my morning activities, devotionhaving sent out whatever needed to go out. I say that if something was truly urgent, someone would send a regular sms or make a phone-call, not use an online platform. This way, I get to do what I ought to do, I take on the day guided by my devotion for that day. Therefore, I avoid knee-jerk reactions such as being led/controlled by the emails, messages, posts that would ‘threaten’ to take my day in another direction. I am somehow in good control of my dayI am more productive that way. It’ also more fulfilling to achieve goals that are in line with the big picture rather than being driven by adrenalin to ‘fire-fight’. It’s also calmer. Exhale 🙂
This is especially important for me, because I have the day to myself,if I do not structure it properly, it is easy to get lost in the tyranny of the urgent or even the comfort of the easyrelaxing. I need to be a tough boss to myself,that’s how I do it. I have found this to be a better way,I want to keep the discipline for life.
My friend thought it would be good to share this online, so here goes! And yes, I can take more questions this monthanswer them here. Have a lovely day. Cheers!