Once upon a time, a few hours ago while listening to a podcast, I realized it was Monday and I still have not written my article on workflow. Why haven’t I? Well, to be honest, my workflow is so ingrained in me, that it took me a while to actually think about how I would write down my workflow. So here goes nothing, today’s topic is all about workflow and establishing one with your business. If you don’t have a photography business, and just looking for a system you can stick with, that’s ok, you are in the right place! Because I’m going to walk you a sample workflow of my day.
I know it is really hard, but the best first step in establishing a workflow is by getting up in the morning. Set your alarm in the morning at the same time so that your body will naturally be in a routine. Before too long, you’ll be into a routine and you can start being productive.
So before I even check my phone in the morning, I always make sure to write down 3 things that I want to get done before I start working on my business. Now, does this work all of the time? Oh my gosh, of course not. But, 80% of the time it does, and I always feel super productive for the rest of the day. I can promise you, you will feel the same. So if one of those 3 tasks is to shower, you go shower. I promise you, you will feel so much more at ease and more productive
Obviously, everyone’s situation is different, but I make sure to work on my business either early in the morning and during nap times. Even if you could dedicate 4 hours (2 in the morning, 2 at night) 5 days a week, that is 20 hours! That is equal to a part-time job! And you can definitely be implementing strategies those 20 hours a week.
Batch life is the best life. No seriously, I mean it. Instead of multitasking and having 20 tabs open in your brain, focus on that one tab in your brain and just knock it out. An example of this would be on Tuesday, focus 2 hours on nothing but content for your Instagram that you can schedule out for the next couple weeks, or even a month! You are going to be amazed at just how much you get done. Quite frankly, it’s mind-blowing.
FAVORITE. PART. EVER! Can I get a hallelujah? Or an amen? Yep, I said it, REST that brain. It worked really hard during the day. Resting is a great time to just let your mind settle down to avoid burnout. Burnout is a real thing, and some business owners actually close their own business when they burn out. You don’t want that.
If you enjoyed reading this article, comment below and let me know how this has helped you! Stay tuned for next week’s Mompreneur Monday series that deals with starting your own business!