The day starts with my alarm going off at 4:45 AM. It’s early, but I get dressed and head to boot camp or go out for a run. After my workout, I get home and make myself a cup of coffee. It’s still quiet in the house, and I enjoy my coffee in peace and catch up on the news, followed by a quick shower. My kids and husband head downstairs at 7:00 AM, and it’s a whirlwind of activity – eating breakfast, making lunches, getting backpacks packed, and everyone is out the door by 7:25 AM. Everyone except me. I’m fortunate enough to have a home office, so I head straight to work and can usually comb through emails and plan my day before most of my co-workers even log in. It’s 8 AM, and I’ve accomplished a lot already and am ready to take on the rest of the day.
Efficiency and productivity are a culmination of many things, including time management, streamlining processes, communicating, prioritizing, and organizing, that all come together just to get THE THING done. Now THE THING is anything really, from a multi-faceted project you’ve been working on for 6 months, to the mountain of laundry that’s been piling up in the corner for far too long. It doesn’t matter what THE THING is, what matters is how you’re going to conquer it.