15 | Boost your PRODUCTIVITY with this SIMPLE time management hack! So FLEXIBLE and REALISTIC that sticks to everyone's life...

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Hey there! In this episode I'm gonna specifically talk about how am I able to wear these lots of hats all at once, the question which I'm mostly asked about... as a mom, a wife, an entrepreneur, a business intelligence analyst, a tutor, a housekeeper, and a life admin. I do believe that without tearing ourselves apart, it's completely doable to boost our productivity and be on top of our To-Do list day in and day out! so What do you say? Let's dive into today's topic.

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Hello everybody, this is not my nest and you're listening to episode Number Fifteen. In this episode, I'm going to tap into a really interesting topic. It's, in fact, the answer to the most frequent question that I've been asked during the last two years of my life, that how on Earth am I able to wear all of these hats all at once? If you also have a lot of roles to manage and you don't know what you should do, grab a cup of coffee and be with me. I do believe that, without tearing ourselves apart, it's completely doable to boost our productivity and still be on top of our to do list every day. So, without further ado, let's dive into today's happy be the best version of yourself, Mama. I'm master is a, and welcome to mamast and nest for mother MOMS were eager to achieve a simpler, more intentional life. In this podcast, you're going to rewrite the screen and reinvent the culture of Motherhood Together. Remember, becoming a mother is the beginning of our prosperity, not forgetting our souls. A fulfilled, healthy, confident and productive mom is all we need to be to guarantee our families future. I'm an admission to make you feel in power and less overwhelm. You'll focus on productivity, parenting, mindfulness, Meni MoLISA sustainable lifestyle, financial awareness, besides, family wellness. I'm here to help you brought a new horizon and gain clarity and showing up as your best mamaself. So let's build you out today. Let's dive into it. Hey, mama, welcome back. Okay, I'm so, so happy that I eventually made end. I'm just recording this podcast episode. You know, it's now thirty and from Bo am, I wanted to record this podcast episode,...

...but I couldn't make it up until now, and it has a little story. It is a funny story. Naturally, at that time of the day, I mean four am, my husband and my daughter were both sleeping, so I went to the car park, sat in my car, which is, by the way, my mini studio and I use it from time to time in order to record my podcast, and so I wanted to hit the record bottom. You know, I literally choose this time of the day, I mean early mornings, because you can barely hear any noise or any disturbances. Is At that time of the day. But today, the moment that I just hit the record button, I understood that, unbelievably, two of our neighbors were just having their own little meeting in the car park and they were talking about the recent political affirs for am in the carboard, and I couldn't really believe it. And you know, I wanted to just remind you that some of the Times life can be this much unpredictable. I mean the early mornings, which was supposed to be a sacred quiet time of the day, can solve the times unbelievably and unpredictably turn into a noisy time of the day. And so I think it was a really good introduction in order to jump into today's topic, which is all about having flexibility around our productivity planning system in life. Today I'm going to specifically talk about how am I able to work this lots of hats all at once, and I said the question which I'm mostly asked about as a mom, a wife, an entrepreneur business intelligence and at least a tutor, a housekeeper, a wife, a life at me. You know, I do believe that we can really have a...

...flexible productivity planning system and manage all of our roles. It's really about having proper systems in life, not about having more time, because, without shadow of a doubt, the most successful people in the world had the exact, act, the same twenty four hours in their lives. So it's the matter of how we manage our times, not the amount of time in hand. And who doesn't know how unpredictable is a MOM's life? So if you're not a mom and you're listening to this episode, rest a short at. This system sticks to you too, even more because it sticks to the most unmanageable life, so it is guaranteed. You know, there are dozens of time management strategies and applications out there, even dozens of contents about them, and, believe me, I have implemented them all. I'm such an eager beaver in this path I'm never tired of trial and error. And so you came to the right place. Let me tell you that you need to base your life on a realistic system to be successful. The most perfect systems, if are ideal and not applicable for you, they are trash. You need a system to be flexible enough and make you feel free around it. You can use it for your corporate job, planning your mom life, planning personal life, entrepreneurial life, and here me, all of your roles with just one system. Just don't ever think of having various systems and tools for managing your time when it comes to different rules in your life. And when I say I was there, I really mean it. Just ten applications on my mobile phone, five websites, plus twenty notebooks. This which comprehensive and complex.

I used to see my productivity management and I used to believe that it's completely normal that the more roles you undertake, the more complex your time management system would be in life. Okay, but let me tell you that now I manage all of my roles and jobs and just one sheet of paper without Eddie failure. I also believe in a hybrid system, which is a combination of digital and physical system that I share with you soon, that digital part of it. Today I'm going to tell you about the fundamental time blocking system that I use. You know, from around ten years ago up until now, time blocking is a thing and it becomes even more common monk productivity lovers like me. The WIKI Petia definition of it is time blocking is a productivity technique for personal time management, where a period of time, typically a day or week, is divided into smaller segments or blocks for specific tasks or to douse. It integrates the function of a calendar with that of a to do list. It's a kind of scheduling. Okay, this was the definition of time blocking. It really allows you to go beyond your to do list, from your random on categorized braindown to anterversion of your time management where you know what sort of tasks you do in each segment of your day. There are five time blocks that I use and I just plan my life around those time blocks every day, no matter what are the tasks that I'm doing on that day. So I believe that it can be implemented for everyone. What important thing is that each block of time has a definition but no specific timing. I...

...mean, your first block of time could be just five minute one day and two hours another day. So these are the five time blocks that I really know, rate too during the last years of my life. Morning Block, set up block, Work Block, family block and nighttime block. And what is the definition of each of these time blocks? You know, morning block is is the block that you and you are just alone. I mean it is time to pour into yourself. I mean like get connected to God, if you believe in faith, or journaling or maybe some sort of physical activity or meditation, everything that can make your day even plan my day out in this block of time. So it's not a work block, it's not a housekeeping block. Maybe it's just ten minutes for you or is maybe two hours, depends on the time that you have and the season of your life that you're in now. You can just manage and you can just plan for that block of time. But even if you're a busy working person and your day starts so soon, just set up your alarm for ten minutes earlier and create this sacred time for yourself. It can truly pump you up for the day. Okay, the next block of time is set up block. Any home set up tasks like breakfast preparation, getting kids ready for the day or you get ready for the day, or any house to do, like pain bills, setting Dr Appointments or any kind of preparation for the house, like meal...

...planning, milk prepping, deep cleaning the house or anything like that. For me, in this season of life that I'm in, I do have a setup block of time each day for an hour after my morning block time and before my work block time in order to just making the breakfast and just getting ready for the day and preparing everything for my daughter in order go to the kindergarten and things like that. And at the end of the week, I mean on weekends, we do have deep cleaning time block, which is, you know, a category of setup block because we set up the house for a new week and we do have meal preparation in this block of time. So yeah, that's it. The next block of time is the block of time where you're just working and you just focusing on your work. So it is called Word Block. No other household or kids or any other thing. Maybe you have a nine to five job, so this block of time has a predefined time stap for you, but maybe your freelancer or an entrepreneurial like me. So it could be really flexible each day. One day you have just two hours to focus and the other day you have maybe five or six hours. It is so flexible. The next block of time, mine is family blood time. If you have a key, it's the block of time that you pour into them, pour into your key, pour into your husband and have family fun, have one on one time with your kids, prepared dinner together and then have dinner, wine down for sleep, read book together, everything that you want to do with your family members and tear me. In this block of time you should never ever do anything like work related tasks...

...or any other thing. Just focus on your family. And the last block of time is nighttime. Black it's also your time without kids. You can have your nighttime routine like skincare, reading books or anything. Have someone on one time with your husband and unwind and relax before bed. Again, you define the timing of each blood but just you need to be present in each block of time that you're in. They shouldn't be in order. I mean, for example, it happens to me that in some serises of my life I have my work block before my morning block in the early mornings, or between family block and ninetime block. It's the merits of this way of time blocking, but my mind knows in advance. If it is word block time, I'm so no house tasks, no kid tasks, no nothing, just focus on work. Also, if it is family block, it's just my family time. There is no laptop on the lab and how I set it up for myself on a weekly basis. Each week I check my calendar for any event or meetings of any kind, whether family event, job related or anything's and so on. One sheet of paper, which is in my paper planner, I craft my week and define my time blocks based on the schedule that I have that week. There are weeks in my life that I could have consistent work blogs on fixed time stops during the week and another weeks which I needed to play around my blocks, but in both cases I set a realistic plan for my week that I can commit to. And what are the benefits of these kind of time blocking for me? It allows me to be...

...present in what block of time that I'm in, whether it's work block, family block or whatever. It helps me keep the balance between work and family and the flexibility to be able to move my work block around is a game changer. You know, and it is the secret to this. Are In mystery that how am I able to wear all of my hands? You know, I'm pretty open about that, and maybe some of the Times a family event gets priority over my work. So I just play around that time block, of family block and just prioritize it over my work black time at that time of the day. And then, I mean I have my work block at the end of the day. So it is so easy for me to manage all of my roles all at once. This was it this much straightforward. I married this time blocking system with a list of my nonnegotiables for the week that I'll cover in the next episode to make sure that my basic needs are covered throughout the week. Also, I will tell you about the calendar set up with one too, but for all of my roles in life, in another episode. So make sure to being listen all of this podcast series to set your own realistic productivity planning system for every week of your life. If you have any question around this topic, I mean time blocking system, the flexible version of it, of course, you can contact me by your instagram page, I mean shoot me a DM there, or use the email addresses in modest website or any other platforms. You know that we're alive now in every kind of the social in your platforms that is out there, and...

...so I'm more than ready to hear your questions and answer to them. And if you have any suggestion about topics that you want to recovered in this podcast, please contact me and tell me all of your topics that you have in your mind. So stay tuned for the next episodes on this series of productivity planning system. It was so fun hanging out with you guys today. I wish you all the best and goodbye for now. Thanks for listening to the Mamas podcast. If you enjoyed today's episode, please subscribe. That way, you'll receive fresh episodes every week. Did you know that together, we can change the forgetting culture of caring and sharing a proof that we care for each other and ourselves? Just you need to head over to Itunes, subscribe and then leave a positive review so that many more women can benefit. The second way is to take a screensh out of this very episode, tag me at moments official and go share it in your instagram stories. I truly look forward to connecting with you, so stay tuned.

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