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Last year saw a lot of major changes to my life. I got fired from a job with a boss that I couldn’t stand, and found a hotel that has been everything I though it could be when I saw the brand name.
I also created this website, then subsequently lost almost all of the data after switching servers (a rough outcome but I’m past it now!).
I also saw my wife take the first steps of her new career, and couldn’t more proud of her! My kids are all healthy, smart, and wacky, and I’m proud to be their dad.
But besides all that I wanted to share with you some of the tips I learned to become better at time management, and hope you can take something away from it that will help you dominate 2019.
Here are the three time management tips I learned in 2018.
Don’t Over-schedule Yourself
The first time management tip I learned in 2018 was not to over-schedule myself when it comes to getting projects done. There were a lot of changes in my freelancing business that made me look inside myself to determine what jobs were most important.
At one point I juggled four major projects at one time and missed the deadline for two of them. I didn’t look good to my editors after dropping the ball and it was something I made sure wouldn’t happen again.
I decided to trim off a few of the repetitive tasks and focused on the ones that I could do you in an efficient manner. If you are finding that you are putting
Don’t be the business owner that falls behind on important projects and can’t catch up even with free time slots available
Block Out Time For Specific Tasks
Did you know that multitasking when running your business can be fun and rewarding, but also keep you from working at your most productive pace?
I always try to carve out time to work on specific tasks and projects and if I noticed that I want to hammer out a few of the same thing then I will work on it in batches.
Working on specific things in batches is one of the most common methods used by online business owners. For example, if you write kick-ass content, wouldn’t it be smarter to write a few posts in one shot and then schedule them for a later release date?
Blocking time for batch work is one of the quickest ways to get things done and you will see how it will make your online business more streamlined and automated once you get everything into an
Make Time For Yourself and Your Family
Carving out time in your day shouldn’t just be about growing your business. You should also create time to spend with your family and also for yourself.
This can be as simple as working on your business from 9 AM to 5 PM, and then shutting things down for the rest of the night. You would be able to spend time enjoying dinner with your family, playing games with your kids, and also winding yourself down from what could have been a busy day. (I just spent this past weekend getting my butt handed to me in dots and boxes by my nine and five-year-olds! It was insanely fun even if I did lose.)
Completely focusing on your work is not healthy and it will only create resentment from your family members. You can own a business and you can still push things to the max and build something successful for yourself, but still remember why you are creating the business in the first place.
My 2019 Word of the Year
The word of the year I a focusing on is progress. Not only will I make progress in growing my website and time management skills, but I will also make strides to become the best father and husband I can be.
How do I plan on making progress this year? I will be working with a yet to be determined coach to grow my business, and I will also try to make arrangements to go to some parenting conferences that are geared towards dads.
I know as long as I have the drive to become successful my determination will be the key to improving every aspect of my life in 2019.
So now that you have seen what my three biggest time management tips were from 2018 what are some of the ways you plan on improving your time management this year. Leave a comment below and don’t forget to grab a copy of my Daily Planner before you go!
Disclaimer: This is a post that I wrote for a website that is now defunct. But all credits will still go to fatherhooded.com owner Todd Weitzman.
“You will lose sleep. Lots of sleep.” Those are always the first words I say to a new father when he asks me about taking care of his newborn baby.
The months leading up to the baby being born will be full of shopping, preparing the baby’s room, and your spouse needing LOTS of rest. What will you do once the baby is here?
Whether giving natural birth delivery or via C-section, your spouse will still need to get her energy and strength back. How can we help her? By building a bond with your new baby!
How can you do this? It’s actually quite simple and will make the years as a dad that much more enjoyable.
Waking up with the baby at night shouldn’t be viewed as a chore. It’s an opportunity! You will quickly realize that your baby only sleeps 2-3 hours at a time for the first few months. When she wakes up you want to change their diaper, put on a sleeper if they need it, and feed them.
If you work full time, mom is home taking care of the baby in the daytime so cut her some slack and take care of the baby at night. Generally, at such a young age the whole process should take between 30-45 minutes.
During this time talking to her about how cute she is, and to quit the fussing in a funny way will make the late night routine enjoyable. You do not want to wake up angry about having to take care of her because she can sense your anger. Always jump up with a smile. After your baby is fed, changed and burped what do you do next to bond with her?
I always like to rock my daughter back to sleep. Throwing something on the TV will keep me up for about 10-15 minutes so she can get into a deep sleep. She will also become more accustomed to you during these moments, which will make it easier to calm her down when she is fussy.
In the event that you must wake your wife up, try to keep it to simple requests. Don’t make the rookie mistake I did on Monday. I asked my wife for help with a diaper and she replied: “You act like you’ve never changed a diaper before!!!” She helped me of course but it was one of those things I could have done myself without bugging her in the middle of the night.
Remember that your time with the baby is valuable and practicing taking care of her when she is a newborn will build a lifetime bond between the two of you. Enjoy every moment and keep a smile on your face!!
What are some tips you can give to other dads? Leave a comment below and let’s open up the discussion!
We’ll talk soon!