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  1. This was such a helpful article. Defining your work zone and the meal planning is definitely things I need to work on. Your tips were very helpful.

    1. Thanks so much Gayle! Defining your work zones really is a game changer. Happy New Year!

  2. This is very helpful! I work from home, but so does my husband so he normally gets the office to himself. It’s a little harder to work when our son only wants to play with me 🙂

    1. Hi Mariah! Sounds like we’re in a similar situation. My husband and I also both work from home (even before the pandemic). He works in the office and I’m at the dining room table. My 14 year old son also wants to chat and show me multiple YouTube videos lol. I try and do most of my important work before he wakes up and since he’s a teenager now that’s later in the day! For your son you can keep him entertained with activities while you work?!

  3. So many good tips! I love the idea of a family binder – I just did a full sweep of the house, throwing out all of the old paperwork, but it would be so nice to just immediately have somewhere to put all of this stuff from day 1.

  4. Great tips. I think my favorite one that I really started to utilize last year was time-blocking. It’s amazing!

  5. Clearing the clutter is something that we are focusing on this year! I have never heard of work zones but can see why that would help you be more productive. Thank you for sharing.

  6. I tried time blocking and didn’t do well at it! I might have tot try it again! Happy New Year!

  7. Some great ideas here! Love the info about how important self care is…something I often neglect!

  8. I am a huge fan of prioritizing the next days list the night before! That way, in the am, I can hit the ground running!

  9. So many great tips! I never thought about zones in my home, but you are so right. I try to get things done in the living room on the couch, but often get side tract. I need to commit to using my office more.

    1. You are lucky you have an office! Definitely use it, although it is nice to work in different spaces from time to time!

  10. Great tips. This is something I need to work on. One of my problems is that my daily to-do lists are too ambitious. On paper, it looks great. But I underestimate how much time those tasks will take. I try to put too many things in one day. Time blocking might help. Thank you.

    1. Hi Patricia! I understand you on this one. I do the same! What I do now is add 3 items on my to do list – these are my ‘must-do’ items, then I add a few more that can always more to another day. That why I still feel accomplished. Time blocking is a massive help too! Best of luck!

  11. Great comments and very helpful tips! I am pinning this one for sure! Thanks!!!

    1. Thanks so much Michelle! Great to hear that this is helpful for you 🙂

  12. I love this! Very thorough. I got lax over the summer with my meal planning and budget has suffered😫 So…I will be doing that!

    1. Hi Leigh Ann, Thanks so much. I hear you about meal planning! Now that it’s the new year soon I’m getting back on track with it. We can do it together!

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