Time Management

YOUR TIME IS LIKE INTERLOCKING BRICKS

YOUR TIME IS LIKE INTERLOCKING BRICKS

There are things we fill our lives with that are a range of sizes: from big, toddler-sized bricks, all the way down to the tiniest 1x1 circle brick.  (You know, the ones we always vacuum up first?)  All these pieces all actually fit together though, even though at first glance they don’t look like they do.  

Think of your productivity in life as the structure you build with the bricks.  You have a maximum size that you can make it (we all have 24 hours).  But within that size constraint, you can have as many pieces as you want.

EFFICIENT SYSTEMS ARE A LIFESTYLE

EFFICIENT SYSTEMS ARE A LIFESTYLE

I’m going to go on a limb here, and say most people don’t do things the most efficient way all day every day.  We all waste some time coming back to things we should have finished the first time, double-doing because we don’t have a way to do things once, and running in circles because we’re trying to manage way too many things with way too few resources.  Especially if you’re a mom with a business.

But imagine if you could actually squeeze a little more time out of your day by rearranging a handful of items on your to-do list, or by simply patterning your days better.  I’m not talking a “morning routine.”  That’s a great start if you’re doing it, but I want to show you a way to have the REST of your day go smoothly.

BALANCING A FULL-TIME JOB WITH A SIDE BUSINESS

BALANCING A FULL-TIME JOB WITH A SIDE BUSINESS

Are you working a full-time job and trying to create an amazing side business while also attempting to maintain your sanity and a somewhat balanced life? Well then, you’re not alone! I’m here to let you know my top five struggles in keeping my head on straight in this crazy world of entrepreneurial dreams. 

For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Gina Karas and my website is called California Scrappin’. I blog all about scrapbooking and the struggles of the creative process. I motivate and inspire fellow crafters and scrapbookers to get past their creative blocks with tips and techniques that let their creative spirits soar! I have a lively and engaging Facebook group, Our Happy Scrappin’ Place where we have organization challenges, online events and lots of discussions about the latest trends in scrapbooking. My website also includes a Resource Library where you can download free checklists and helpful tip sheets to keep your scrapbooking supplies organized. 

5 TIPS TO BOOST YOUR PRODUCTIVITY

5 TIPS TO BOOST YOUR PRODUCTIVITY

Ever wonder how others get so much done in a day? 

I used to wonder the same thing! I always felt like there was NEVER enough time in a day. I'd have a to-do list that was overwhelming and I would quite honestly never get it completed. I'd add them to the next day and guess what? They wouldn't get done again. Why? Because other to-dos became more important or I simply wasn't interested in doing them. 

Wasn't interested in doing them? You got it! I loathed the tasks. I would procrastinate and avoid doing them and stay "busy" doing other to-dos. Can you relate?