How Do You Do It All?

I often get asked how I manage to run a business, raise a child, volunteer for three charities and run a household all the same time!

As much as I would like to say, magic! That would be a bit of a lie.

So, how do I do it? By using a few tools to keep myself well organised.

First, I have a mental list to remind me of the important things in my life.

  1. Family
  2. My business & my customers
  3. Volunteer work
  4. Leisure activities with friends
  5. Me time

Second, careful diary planning. My working hours are fully committed to my clients and my business, I block them out in my diary.

I wake up early in the morning or stay up late at night (depending on my daughter’s sleep!) and do all the other things I need to do. Such as planning for the day, personal emails, cleaning and so on.

I use Trello to keep on top of my tasks and projects. It’s a free tool and works very well on mobile or desktop. I can set up due dates for my tasks there as well! I also add the due dates to my calendar – just to give me extra reminders in case I miss something on Trello. That can happen (I’m only human!) when things are a bit too crazy around here.

Lastly, I have a wall planner that sits just above my computer screen. It has all the important appointments and reminders for the whole month. It’s also a fun way to be creative on a monthly basis. I like using highlighters and marker pens to make it look all pretty and funky! If you don’t already know, I am a big fan of stationery and use it to stay neat, tidy and colourful 🙂

Of course, it took me a while and a lot of dedication to put this planning system in place but I must admit, it was worth it!

I hope this post helps you! If there’s anything I can do to help you to get more organised, just drop me an email at bonita@prosper-va.com. Thanks!

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