For the past few years, my regular routine is to write a few articles at the end of each day for my blog. I would sit down and quickly write an article up. I wouldn’t upload the articles, rather I would simply prepare them and get them ready.
Each article would take me about 45 minutes to write and then it would take me another 20 minutes to refine, get the images and upload it on my blog site. To be honest, I don’t have time to get the images and upload it to my blog so I would end up having a backlog of unedited articles by the end of the week.
I would then sit down on Sunday and prepare nearly 14 articles by editing them all, getting images and then uploading them all onto my website. This process would take me 3 hours to do on my Sunday.
This was my usual process, writing throughout the week and uploading them over the weekend. I would always be working.
However lately, the sun has come out and I would rather spend my Sundays lying by the beach instead of spending 3 hours editing 14 articles.
It wasn’t until on Friday night, I was having a glass of red wine and just planning my routine. Instead of going on the usual path of spending 3 hours working on Sunday, how about I break that 3 hours into my Friday and Saturday night?
So this week, I tried it out and it worked. I spent 1.5 hours on Friday night doing the editing and continued it on Saturday night. On Sunday, I had a full recovery day. I went to Bondi Beach and enjoyed myself without working for a change.
The problem was solved simply by reanalysing and reorganising my time. Time hasn’t changed, its just reorganised differently for better results.
So is there something you can restructure and organise? Is there some task you’ve been working on for a while but need fresh eyes to look at it. I would recommend sitting down for a few minutes and try to see how you can restructure your time.
Sometimes we get so busy we forget to sit down and look at why we are chopping down this tree. We forget the vision we once had and get busy being busy. I would recommend taking time out to look at what you’ve been doing for a long time and seeing whether you can optimise that for the better.
All it takes in a few minutes and you an save days of time.
Stay Strong and Be Relentless.