The goal this weekend was to spring clean my side hustle. I watched a video by Secret Blogger, suggesting every so often we need to dig in and get those necessary mundane tasks completed. Doing so will help our workflow better the rest of the year. Labor Day is the perfect time to do this since I want to dive back into this thing head first
I work a part-time day job elsewhere, and my work schedule there changes when we go to Winter hours. I know, it’s Kansas, Labor Day, and not Winter, but that’s what we call it. (Summer/Winter)
So anyway, I decided to use her tips as a guide as to what to accomplish this weekend.
- Physically declutter the workspace. File everything that needs to be presented, clean EVERYTHING off the actual desktop and clean up the digital files on your computer. Then decide if your space need a lift. Does it need a new plant? Does it need Inspirational quotes, etc…
Mine could need all of the above. The wine helped. Don’t judge.
- Clean up your routine and systematize two or three tasks. Create checklist(s), for each task.
Working on those items, I feel better just knowing, I now know for sure what I need to systematize.
- Spring clean business commitments. Get rid of tasks you realllllyyy don’t want to do, or that just don’t serve you.
This one was easy. I have gotten very good at saying “No.” It has taken me a lot of years. No need to explain why I can’t.
- Spring clean those little business tasks that you need to finish that you keep putting off for another day.
That day is today. Sort through those papers, make those phone calls, and FIND that phone number you need to complete that task.
My goal is to have these spring cleaning business tasks done by the end of the day. I can then start the week hitting the ground running. BTW this blog post was one of those things I needed to complete.
On another note:
I have wanted to find somewhere I can locally take my laptop and get work done, outside of the house. Monday’s and Tuesdays are the tricky days. As much as I love my hubby, his schedule has him home those days, and I find I get less done when he is home.
This is one reason why I am SOOO happy to see a new pizza restaurant open on the local town square. It is within walking distance, reasonably priced, and the hours they are open work perfect for me. I live in a town of less than 2K, so when the Public Library is not open, my options are limited.
We must have gotten there today before the other locals discovered it was open. An hour later most all tables were full.
So, the unofficial fall has begun. Let’s kick its booty!