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Four Strategies for Working Smarter

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Here is a great post from Hillary Chybinski about how she improved her work life. Enjoy!

My One Little Word for this year is Journey. One of the journeys I am taking is making smarter work decisions. I’m a WAHM these days – splitting my time between blogging, writing and online content creation and independent marketing/social media consulting. Anyone that works from home knows that there are special challenges and obstacles to overcome. In hopes of getting a better foothold on that elusive work-life balance, I have vowed to find ways to work smarter.

To kick off the new year, I have implemented a few new strategies, and after three weeks, they are working well. Let me share my strategies with you:

Strategy 1: I’m using a MomAgenda as a combination Editorial Calendar/To-Do-list. It has enough space to track my schedule, my kids’ schedules and work I have due for clients. It also provides a canvas for me to plan my blog’s editorial calendar, so both organic and sponsored content get scheduled. Bonus with this system? There’s a Weekly Dinner Menu space for my meal plans! Here’s what I have learned about myself and my work habits – I need to write things down with a pencil and paper.

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5 Ways to Work Smarter & Be Happier

 A great guy named Andrew has some great advice for you workaholics out there.

I’m a self-diagnosed workaholic. It’s perhaps too strong of a term, but I derive most of my energy and satisfaction from getting things done. As many other self diagnosed workaholics will tell you, it’s not as much about being busy, as it is the feeling of success and accomplishment after achieving or overcoming something. There are real dangers to this (just read about the regrets of the dying) if you let it overtake you. Personally, I want to enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done AND the experience of life without regrets. From my own failures I’ve learned some practical tips to work a little bit wiser, bring down the stress level and make daily steps towards living better.

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