Hello! Remember I said I would be sharing posts to help fellow bloggers, under my ‘Ask Tosin‘ segment, well this post is part of it. Read the previous topics HERE if you missed them! Today’s topic is one bloggers rarely address, We all like to create the impression that everyone likes our blog and every […]
Hello I’ve always wanted to have a stable business alongside my professional career . It’s absolutely interesting to see how it’s easy to write down goals but yet struggle to achieve them. My idea of a stable business is one with structure, well-kept records, an efficient business module, recurring clients/customers and sustainable profits. Very few […]
For the last few days I’ve been in and out of work. Not really because I was entirely slothful but because I wasn’t well organised and fell a little bit ill. I came down with something last weekend and it almost sent me to the hospital, but thank God for today. I am stronger and better ^.^.
To the former factor of me not being as organised, it was entirely my fault. I am someone who works on to-do lists and plans tasks to the detail. Impromptu doesn’t work for me. At the beginning of each week I write out all I need to do and set reminders. I like to consider myself a fairly busy person. I currently run about 3 different ventures hence, I do a lot of mental work for totally unrelated businesses which could be quite demanding.
When I was analysing my productivity for last week it was beyond average. Amidst the fuel scarcity, lack of electricity and my personal inadequacy I didn’t achieve as much as I would have loved to. I was basically running behind schedule in replying emails, running errands and taking care of my self.
This new week I set out goals to get back on track. I thought to myself, what did I do in the past that helped me achieve the maximum potential of my time. I then came up with some Pointers which I thought to share.
1.WAKEUP EARLY! Sleep is great but can be the ultimate enemy. It’s been raining heavily lately, and you know how sleep and rain are a match made in heaven. I realised that waking up at least an hour before my usual time helps me to get through the day more efficiently. I wake up early and do my morning rituals (i.e my devotion, check emails, tidy my bed, take a shower, iron my clothes and pack up my bag for the day). For now I don’t have a job that requires me to be at the office by 8’0 clock hence it has encouraged me to drag my feet,the office is a 15mins drive from the house so you can imagine the bliss. However, I know from experience that one must be faithful and excellent in all endeavours regardless of how comfortable. Waking up early is one thing I feel can totally orchestrate the order of your day. It allows the day to go un-rushed thereby getting things done efficiently.
2. EAT RIGHT no matter how much of a James Bond you think you are, nature must take its course. Part of the reasons for my breakdown last week was because I wasn’t eating well. I eat out a lot! I can count on one hand how many times I’ve cooked since I came back to Nigeria(5months +). I used to be a health junkie, smoothies, lots of water and small but adequate portions of food. That kept me fit, alert, energised and ready for each day. But lately I get so occupied that I eat once a day, but that meal would be mighty. Surprisingly I have not added or lost weight significantly regardless of this diet change. Instead it breeds problems like fatigue, stress and less mental work. Everything would feel like a chore because there’s no fuel to keep you going. See nutrients as fuel.
It’s just Tuesday but this week has been good. Page views have been increasing and better response from readers via shares, tweets, emails and comments. I was featured yesterday on sheisoutofcontrol.com , a life style blog. The editor Ibukun Akinnawo, shared a post on her 6 favorite Nigerian blogs and I was listed. It felt good as I saw it shortly after waking up. It kickstarted my day. Here’s what she had to say.
Hello guys, I’ve gotten several questions about where I like to shop online (without breaking my bank), and recently an email from a subscriber asking me to do a post on that, so here…….. NOTE: all of the stores are UK ONLINE STORES, But they deliver internationally, I’d do a post on online shops in […]