Life never stops evolving, we move from one challenge to another. We move through phases constantly, especially with a family. It keeps us on our toes. It’s time re-focus and start working smarter not harder.
After writing about my transition from stay at home mum to work at home mum last week, it got me thinking. I made progress with my ‘lightbulb moment’ but how am I going to move further forward? I don’t have the time to do it all. I needed to weigh up the priorities.
First of all comes my family of course. They are my world. I can’t change or even want to change the time spent with them. I enjoy the games, the stories, the chats, activities and days out. The children don’t stay young for long.
I had to look at my blog and website. I attended Tots100 blogcamp at the weekend and it inspired me to think about working more efficiently rather than harder. There are a few things I am going to do thanks to the fantastic session from the lovely bloggers You Baby Me Mummy and Le Coin De Mel, such as setting up some keyboard shortcuts for things I am constantly typing and taking regular breaks. I also need to learn to do things in bulk.
Additionally, it made me think about how I spend a lot of time on my let kids be kids linky. Hence, I have made the decision to end it. It was a really tough decision and I am sad to let it go, I enjoy reading all the posts and love the community that’s built up, but I really need to re-focus my time. So Tuesday saw the last of my lovely linky and I would like to say thank you to everyone who has supported it, I hope you will continue to stay in touch.
I am now looking forward to spending time reading more of a variety of blogs, joining other new linkies and writing more efficiently.
In addition to this, I have decided I am going to re-categorise and tidy up this blog. It is going to take quite a bit of time, but I think it will be worth it in the end.
It’s quite refreshing to make these changes and I hope I manage to pull it off, so that my blog and website grow and improve and I can take it to the next step.Working smarter not harder
How do you work smarter not harder? Do you have any tips to share?