Oops, another significant gap between posts. I do think about blogging a lot, but often after the 34th toddler incursion into my office, plus associated yelling, wheedling, pleading, and sometimes tears (theirs, just!) I’m just too mentally tired. It’s something I could never have imagined pre-children. I used to blog to work off that excess energy, the pent up enthusiasm at the end of another fabulous working day. Now… PAHAHAHA. That is all.
Oh, and my other blog project has also been taking me away from this. It’s progressing slower than I’d like but I’ve always been a bit excruciating in terms of productivity.
Speaking Of Productivity…
I’ve only been back at work just over a year. I still struggle gaining momentum, so I came up with yet another plan to help me be a little more consistent in my efforts. This after yet another phase where I seemed to spend more time contemplating my navel than actually working. My list of tasks just made no sense to my fogged up brain. So I came up with “Kirsty’s 5 A Day”. Yeah, I know I’m such an original little marketer eh?
It’s a simple idea – take 5 things off my main list last thing each day, add to list that must be done tomorrow. Said 5 things probably constitute about a half days work, but represent more than I get done in a week if I’m having concentration issues (yeah I know, how am I not bankrupt!). That’s been working great, and the reason for my stupid title is so I can say it like a “get a freaking move on love” type mantra when I’m sitting on Facebook for the thousandth time in a morning. It’s sad, but it works. I’m getting a lot more done.
I guess for anyone with no deadlines, no clients chasing there can be issues of procrastination. It’s just a question of keeping on trying different structures, little mental tricks to keep you trucking on. Of course, I must ask myself the question: do I always have to be working like a maniac? The answer of course is “probably not”. However I do love to give myself a hard time, so hopefully by setting five simple tasks each day I can let myself off the hook. Then hopefully spend an afternoon tinkering on my new project. Often this involves going into the greenhouse and playing with my plants. Which I love. The bit where I write: that’s sporadic. Quel surprise.
Given how long it takes me to update the blog, I’ll pop a wee progress update into this post instead of doing it separately. There’s been quite the change from my moaning faced post where I was feeling like a bit of a failure. I’ve now put about 25% on my earnings from same period last year. I’m starting to stray into the territory of my former earnings, but there’s too few revenue sources to really give it a “WOOHOO”. I’m still quite vulnerable in terms of individual merchants suffering business changes, or just golly gosh darn deciding they don’t want to pay affiliates any more.
Sensing the “been there done that” cynical tone much? It’s a shame, I miss the “top of the world” feeling. It wears off after the first ten times someone shoves you off 😉
I popped outside and took a picture of my greenhouse for you guys. There’s a nasty rumour I go in there some days and just sit in a chair, door shut, roasting half to death in the concentrated rays of the Scottish sun. Hehehehehe 😉