15 Tips for Effectively Managing YOUR Precious Time

Time. It’s one of our most precious commodities.

There never seems to be enough of it, especially for bloggers and writers, and those trying to brand their business online. (Hint: Use my 12-Step Guide for Branding Your Business Online if this is something you are trying to do!)

Sometimes time seems to stand still.

There’s a ton of information on the web that claims to provide “helpful” information, but doesn’t actually help you because once you read the tips, you end up falling back into the same old rut.

Good news. I have the solution! In fact, I have 15 of them plus one bonus tip.

They are the 15 tips for how to effectively manage your precious time, plus learning how to create a good work-life balance.

I even created a free planner for you!

15 Tips for How to Effectively Manage YOUR Precious Time

1: Relax.

Yep. You heard me. Just relax.

It’s easier than you might think!

When you’re relaxed, you’re more likely to become inspired. When you’re inspired, you will find the time to write. To create. To do the things you’ve been putting off. To work.

In short, to become productive.

2: Don’t Schedule Things; Work When You’re Inspired

One of the tips I’ve read about managing time is to create a schedule and stick to it.

Now, we all know that’s not gonna happen. Something always happens to disrupt your “perfect” plan. Family or friends demand your attention. The phone rings. Your favourite show is on TV. An emergency arises. And so on.

Basically, life happens. Read More

How to Find a Good Work-Life Balance (+ a FREE Workbook/Planner)

 How to Find a Good Work-Life Balance (+ a FREE Workbook-Planner)

Do you currently have a good work-life balance?

Or do you feel like you have little or no control over your life?

Maybe you feel guilty because you can’t make time for everything, and maybe you feel overwhelmed and over-committed.

The big question is this: Are you happy?

For most of us, the answer is NO.

So how can we become comfortable and relaxed when we are at home?

How can we enjoy hobbies or interests outside of work?

How can we make time to do something just for ourselves every week?

By using the strategies and techniques outlined in this post (along with the FREE accompanying workbook/planner) we can stop feeling exhausted, even when it’s early in the week!

We can learn to think of other things than work when we’re NOT working.

We can focus on our specific goals for your business when we are.

And we can find a work-life balance that allows us to have a better, more organized life.

How to Find a Good Work-Life Balance – Introduction

If you’re a blogger, a freelancer, or some other type of entrepreneur, you need to learn how to find a good work-life balance.

This is often easier said than done!

However, you can achieve a wonderful work-life balance. Seriously, you can!

It just takes a bit of planning in order to do so!

That’s why I decided to create a FREE 10-page workbook/planner for you. Combined with the tips and activities outlined below, it will help you move forward to a happier life.

You will definitely be more satisfied when you are in control of your goals and your work life!

I know I have been happier since following these tips, strategies, and techniques!

Get your FREE workbook/planner NOW.

How to Create a Good Work-Life Balance: Article Outline

There are three sections to this blog post:

Part 1: Time Management and Scheduling

Part 2: Balancing Work with Leisure

Part 3: How to Implement these Techniques and Achieve Balance

Part 4: What to Do Once You Have Found Your Balance (and What to Do if You Get Stuck Again)

Each section will provide tips you can use as well as an activity for you to do in the workbook/planner you can download for free and use at your own convenience.

Now, let’s dive in! Read More

Time Management: Strategies Aid In Increased Guest Posts

In my attempts to become more productive and make better use of my time, I’ve been doing some reading, some planning, and some goal-making for my upcoming year. This largely resulted from past failures as well as the post I wrote last month, Overcome Writing Failure With a Personalized Writing Plan. This post has introduced me to quite a few new people, many of whom are writers and authors. (And bloggers, too!) 🙂

Planning has never really been my “thing” but it’s useful. The strategies I’ve been using and the tips that I’ve learned have helped me increase the amount of guest posts that I’ve been writing (and getting published!) and I wanted to let you in on a few sites and introduce you to a couple of people who can help you if you are struggling with planning this year. Read More