Each day in February I will sending you an email with a tip, system or idea on how to save time so you can have more space for your introversion. I will be working my way through the alphabet for an extra bit of fun.
I know not everyone is the same and things that work for me might not work for you. I also know that I have not named everything that there is, but my hope is that you find at least one thing that you can use, that will help you in your life.
Not only will I be sending out emails, but all the information along with some videos and bonuses will be available in the A-Z of Systems. Go ahead sign up and take a look now as there is already something for you to get started with.
This year my focus is finding balance and time for both me and my business. I have found as an introvert that I needed to create my business in a way that is in sync with my introversion.
There is no one right way to do it but there are things that can help give you time back in your day so you can replenish your introvert battery.
Over the years have tried and tested lots of apps and software while trying to figure out what would be right for my business and life style.
Here is where I will share what has worked for me and why it might work for you too!Unlock
N is for The Noun Project
The Noun Project is a website that aggregates and catalogs symbols that are created and uploaded by graphic designers around the world.
Both free and paid members get access to all the icons. As a free member, you must give credit to the icon’s designer each time you use their icon. NounPro members get unlimited royalty-free licenses (no need to worry about attribution), can download icons in any color, and get access to all of our apps for quicker access.Unlock
P is for Pomodoro, and Planning
The Pomodoro Technique was invented in the early 90s by developer, entrepreneur, and author Francesco Cirillo. Cirillo named the system "Pomodoro" after the tomato-shaped timer he used to track his work as a university student. The methodology is simple: When faced with any large task or series of tasks, break the work down into short, timed intervals (called "Pomodoros") that are spaced out by short breaks. This trains your brain to focus for short periods and helps you stay on top of deadlines or constantly-refilling inboxes. With time it can even help improve your attention span and concentration .
Pomodoro is a cyclical system. You work in short sprints , which makes sure you're consistently productive. You also get to take regular breaks that bolster your motivation and keep you creative.
Choose a task to be accomplished.
Set the Pomodoro to 25 minutes (the Pomodoro is the timer)
Work on the task until the Pomodoro rings, then put a check on your sheet of paper
Take a short break (5 minutes is OK)
Every 4 Pomodoros take a longer break
To make sure you have time to yourself takes planning or some kind of structure. I know that I used to forget to take time out for self care and had to put it into my calendar. I now use my calendar like my to do list to block off time for certain things.
Another part of planning is just knowing what your goals might be for the next week or month. Check in with yourself are they vanity goals (10 more followers on Instagram) or are they goals that are personally meaningful?
Another part of planning is knowing where you currently spend time and how you would like to spend time in the futureUnlock