You Need A Work-At-Home Daily Action Plan
For me, first and foremost… to work at home is the freedom it gives us. IMAGINE…no time clock, no time sheets, and no one to account to for how you spend your time. After talking to a few of my friends who work at home, I discovered five reasons to create a daily action plan (DAP) because it does make working at home even better and it just makes sense, right?
You probably don’t know this about me… I care for my 99 year old mother FT. It’s no easy task let me tell ya. I’d sit here on Facebook talking to other caregivers thinking I was building relationships and interacting but in the long run I was wasting time just socializing and not doing business productive activities.
I couldn’t figure out why I wasn’t making money with my online business. Have you had similar thoughts? Wondering what you’re doing wrong?
I now have a daily action plan and I have improved my productivity and reduced my stress immeasurably. If you don’t think you need a DAP for your home business then think again — and read on.
I was going through a tough time trying to care for mom and run my online business at the same time and I thought talking it out on Facebook with other caregivers would somehow make things better. It does, if you don’t let it consume your time like I did. My home business was experiencing growing pains and taking up more than the usual time, my grandchildren were reaching milestones that I was unaware of and life was just passing me by. And I’m old enough to know there’s never a perfect time in life — you just live the one you’ve got.
I finally realized these are simply the challenges I’m dealing with this year. Next year they will be traded in for new fresh ones and this is the same for you too.
After studying my time and chatting with some other work-at-home friends, I discovered five reasons to embrace the DAP:
- It’s way too easy to waste time doing nonpriority tasks
- It’s way too easy to get sidetracked or distracted from your current task
- Unscheduled work time can often overlap into your free time until you don’t have any free time at all
- Your free time can overlap into your work time until you fall behind with important projects
- Putting together a daily action plan and concentrating your time and effort on highest priority projects means you will get more done.
I’m not the only work at home business person with a daily action plan. I recently talked to several big gurus and found this is what they do — and found it more freeing than restrictive. After all, you’re still the one who put this daily action plan together so you’re free to schedule yourself off for a 3-hour lunch, an afternoon, or a whole day whenever you choose.
If you find it difficult creating a daily action plan and setting priorities for the day and week then perhaps finding an accountability partner will help.
A daily action plan puts YOU in control. Now it’s up to you.
Till next time make it an amazing day.
Donna G Harris