1 day of prep – is it worth it?
Today we’re planning on straightening up our work area, hanging a few items we’ve been putting off, and possibly reorganizing our space – all with the hopes of increased productivity/efficiency and fun.
I’ve seen this work so many times in the past and yet I still have a hard time convincing myself that its worth the time to stop and take a moment to plan and prepare. We recently went to the Upstate Women’s Show (approx 10,000 women over 3 days) to showcase our wares. Before we went, we took an hour or so to brainstorm the best display and make an exhaustive list of everything we needed to take.
- we didn’t forget anything,
- we had an awesome looking display that got our message across,
- we packed/unpacked in record time, and
- we didn’t end up a lot of extraneous items that we didn’t need.
That few hours of planning and prep saved many hours of work and TONS of stress.
Have you had a day like that lately? I’m not talking about a vacation day or shopping for fun, this is concerted time in thought and planning – writing it down – so that your days, leisure, and work are all more productive, EASIER, and fun.
Give it a try this weekend – if it works for you, PLEASE come back and leave a comment to encourage us and others to keep it up! Good luck.