Free up space this March – Declutter challenge

March 1, 2018 5 Comments

Happy new month! Welcome to March, the month for girl bosses.

I am so excited to start this month with a declutter challenge. Let’s dive in.

It is an old saying that ‘less is more’. This translates to many meanings depending on the angle from which you look at it.

When less is more means the less you look, the more you see.

Also, less is more may mean the less you talk, the more you learn.

Less is more sometimes equal to the less you spend, the more you save.

AND when less is more translates to the less you have, the more you become.

The last instance has a more elaborate meaning which is, the lesser you have to deal with, the more you are able to be what you wish to become.

Why declutter?

The above analysis sums up the meaning of declutter for the purpose of this challenge. I want us to free up space both physical and non physicalย  to allow room for more productive tasks, more useful items and beautiful emotions.

This challenge will run for 7 days (one week) starting from 1st March, 2018 till 7th March, 2018 (You may also join in anytime beyond this date). The focus declutter areas are:

  1. Mailbox
  2. Facebook & phone book
  3. Workspace
  4. Wardrobe
  5. Livingroom
  6. Kitchen
  7. The 7th area will be revealed shortly and it’s the most important.

You will have one day to complete each declutter area.

How to participate

  1. Sign up HERE to enter the challenge
  2. You will receive 1 email everyday, 24 hours after you sign up with instructions on how to declutter the focus area(s) for that day
  3. You will have up to 24 hours to complete the challenge for each day
  4. When you are done, visit this post (a link will be provided in the mail) to comment Done + Area(s) + Day, e.g Done Email Day 1
  5. The hashtag for this challenge is #tgbdeclutterchallenge, do make use of it in your social media posts especially on Twitter and Instagram for a fat chance to be retweeted/reposted.

Do you crave more space to improve your productivity? SIGN UP FOR THIS CHALLENGE TODAY!

10 fun affirmations to help you have a productive week

February 19, 2018 22 Comments

Happy new week!

What are your goals for this week? Did you break them into smaller tasks that you can easily accomplish? As my contribution to your efforts, I have put together the followingย affirmations to help you have a productive week. Enjoy!

1. Focus is the new cool

I focus on the job at hand and only multitask if the works are related. E.g. I read while getting my pedicure done but I don’t read while responding to business mails. Here is how to multitask effectively and still maintain high productivity.

2. Out of sight is out of mind

I don’t take office work to my home because I like to concentrate on domestic issues when I’m at home. A strategy I adopt to make this decision work for me is that I do as much as I can in the office and always end the work day with an almost clear desk.

3. Out of sight is not out of mind

I don’t forget that I am a woman with high expectations from the society. So wherever I am, seen or not seen, I do my best to be the best and not a disappointment to those who believe in me. I spend my time on productive activities.

4. Break time is off time

I take my break at its assigned time whether I work remotely or in an office. I know that break time helps me renew my focus on the work at hand. So, when it’s time for a break, I take time off work and try to do nothing for the duration.

5. I take breakfast

I take my breakfast daily at the right time because I know it is the most important meal of the day which gives me the energy to do all that I need to do for that day. It also keeps me healthy and mentally alert.

6. I have to-do!

I have a to-do list which I prepare every morning or the night before to keep me on top of my daily activities. My list is simple and flexible so I can adjust it if the need arises. Keeping my list simple also allows me to complete my tasks easily.

7. I love me

I take good care of myself because I know that selfcare is good for my wellbeing. I eat good food, workout, sleep well and smile often. I also enjoy the good things of life at my disposal.

8. I support women

I know that when women support women big things happen so I support women with the things I know or have at my disposal. I also lend my helping hands because I know that what goes around comes around and as such helping hands will also be stretched towards me when I am in need.

9. I jot!

When I get new ideas, I write them down either in my phone notepad or handy notebook. I jot because I am aware that some of these ideas are gold if I implement them.

10. Collaboration is bae

Girl bosses collaborate not compete. This I know as a fact which is why I am always open for opportunities to get things done with my fellow girl bosses. I am also aware that collaboration is a mutually beneficial event that can help me achieve big results with little effort.

I hope the above affirmations help you improve on productivity and work-life balance this week and beyond. Would you like to add yours to this list? Comment it below.

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