January 23 2015 Editor Assistance Newsletter
We are all busy people. We are juggling lots of tasks. The key is to work SMARTER so you're efficient. That then frees up time for the other things on your list! A good aim with web writing is to optimize it so it's quick, easy, and creates a steady stream of income. That way you are serene and joyful as you go about all the other things you want to do in life.
A key part of this is having a well mapped out set of priorities and goals. That keeps you on track each day with where you want to go.
Start here. Reduce stress for 10 minutes each day. It's critical to have that calm center. You aren't "wasting" 10 minutes - that brain optimization then lets you do everything else quickly and efficiently. You might be amazed how much more quickly other tasks then get done.
Next, set your overall LIFE priorities. These aren't short term things like "get a better job." They are life-long concepts like "be healthy" and "make time for spirituality" - whatever is important to YOU. Revisit this once a year to touch base with yourself. Life does change. Make sure these priorities are what you currently feel is right. This is very important for everything else you do next.
Once you have the life-long priorities, you can set 5-year goals. You might think you're too frazzled to worry about five years from now, but that's the point. The more you run in circles, the less progress you make on what could really help you out. Map out where you want to go. That will help everything else go more smoothly in that direction.
And now we get into the one year goals. The things we are actually working on. This gives you the concrete material to work with on a day to day basis. The framework on which to hang your daily tasks. The end point your to-do list is working toward.
Getting public accountability is key for many people, in making progress, so absolutely we'd love for you to post your notes in the forum. If there are goals you'd rather keep private, just hang them by your desk at home! However you do it, make sure the list is something you're looking at often and keeping in mind. That is how you make choices each day which propel you toward your goals and dreams.
Ask away if you have any questions! This really does work!
Lisa Shea, owner
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