Dragonfli Girl

Graphic Designer-At-Home-Mom turned beauty entrepreneur as owner of Dragonfli Tropicals™ . Care for yourself, for one another, and our world.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Meetups to learn

Sure there's lots of stuff to keep me occupied at home—ie the baby, Netflix, laundry, cutting my nails. But I realized those are all excuses and that I needed to go out and not confine myself at home if I'm to function normally. I've attended four meetups I found on Meetup.com: a running group at Forte Greene, Type 2 diabetes group, a Natural Product group, and a crafty mom's group (who do craft projects as opposed to being crafty). I really enjoyed how small the groups were (the largest one being 8 people) and getting to know people there.

The picture below is the last time I was with a group of people—the baby shower in January! Good gravy…

Friday, August 14, 2009

Time Warp & Calendars

No one told me time accelerates when you have a baby. Where did the time go? As far as time management goes, I'm not the person to look up to. However, there are things that I'm doing to help me out:

- Putting stuff I MUST do on my calendar
- Putting stuff I WANT to do on my calendar
- If you own a business (like me), write down at least 5 things to do do reasonably and realistically everyday for your biz

As for the latter suggestion, I'm still working on that. I first learned about the list from IndieBusinessblog.com. It's a great idea and it helps me feel not-so-overwhelmed. Plus I also learned that my calendar can be a very useful tool for me as opposed to just wall art of cute puppies in my tiny office. So far I've been able to do about 3 out of my “5 things to do” daily list for my biz. I'll let you know when I'm able to get 5 out of 5.

One more thought—don't beat yourself up if you can't make all 5 on your list, resolve to do it and try to figure out why you weren't able to make those last two or three. I just realized that time goes so fast because I didn't factor in “baby time” (see my 3rd point on 'reasonably and realistically' and see how fast I threw that out the window).

Live for today because tomorrow's a new day! :-)

The pic is from Apple's website. If it's copyrighted, I'm giving props.