Plans, Hopes, Dreams, and To Do Lists
So, for the past 2 days, I have been busy getting my office in order. I don’t have a “before” picture, but I will provide an “after” picture once everything is cleaned up.
A little update on my 2-week notice at my day job
Since I work(ed) at a Risk Management Department for a small shipping company, as soon as I gave my 2 weeks notice, I knew that I would most likely get “released” early, and sure enough, 2 days after sending in my 2-week notice, I was beckoned to a conference call with my boss(es) at which I was given a 2-weeks pay along with my saved up vacation time and was told that I was free to go.
So, for the first two days, I’ve been cleaning up my office and customizing it to my needs. After all, if I’m going to be spending more time in here, I might as well make it cozy
My Plans For The Month Of April
In April, my hopes are to accomplish the following:
- Create a to-do List
Clean up the office(done-ish).
- Complete SEO Audits For Each Site.
- Plan site Re-designs for the month of May, prep to move AllStuffWeb.com to another server (it’s getting too big for Shared Hosting).
- Start Practicing in front of a mike / camera.
- Write at least one post a week for AllStuffWeb.com.
(In the past, this has always been on a weekend… I will probably end up choosing a work-day instead, so that I don’t have to worry about it on a Sunday).
- Start reading my list of blogs that I’m following to catch up on things I might have missed.
To do lists, and more to do lists
I’ve got to be honest, I never was a guy that used to-do lists, but at a certain point, you just have to grow a pair and admit that no-one can remember (nor do) everything without a list. After reading up on the psychology of the to do list, I’ve dumbed down the process to a few quick steps:
- Create a to do list with everything that you need to do.
- Prioritize. Most important / Urgent things to on top, low priority stuff goes to the bottom of the list.
- Divide what you can (realistically) do to day and what needs to be put off till later.
- Take your list of things that need to be done sooner and divide them into smaller, more manageable portions. Each task will be its own to-do list, which will make it easier to manage.
- Tackle each item on your to do list as a separate to do list. This will help you finish your tasks in order as well as help you feel more productive.
I’ve started by un-installing all the time-sinks from my laptop (games) and dedicating 3 hours a day to the laptop (no distractions =(hopefully)= more work done).
We shall see how this week goes. Hopefully, I will have most of my April to-do list completed and I can focus a little more on finishing up my WordPress eBook, which is actually a goal that I have for May: to finish the WordPress eBook and start proof reading / editing it for a mid-june release.