Tips & Tricks for VAs: Managing your time & work-life balance

by
Nikki Macaraeg
Published:
March 26, 2021

Spring has sprung! …and distractions abound…

With the coziness (and cold) of winter gone, our bodies are aching for movement, more Vitamin D, and fresh air; this can make time management hard. But, thanks to the beauty of #VAlife – we CAN get our work done and maximize our ‘me time’!

Here are some tips and tricks to help you perfect your version of #worklifebalance:

Write Everything Down

There is nothing worse than remembering something just before the deadline. If you’re a visual person and obsessed with stationery and office supplies 🙋‍♀️  write it down in your favourite notebook. Tech-savvy? Use a project management software like Teamwork where you can create thousands of tasks with deadlines and reminders.

Get the Ugly Task Done First

Every once and a while, you get a task that you just don’t want to do. Instead of having it follow you around the house and into your #metime, attack it head-on and get it off your to-do list. And, once you start it, it may not be as bad as you had thought it’d be.

Get Outside!

You may be one of the lucky few who has little to no snow left on the ground. If you’ve got a patio or backyard and a long enough extension cord, sit outside for a task or seven! Or, simply take your next coffee/water break outside #babysteps. A change of scenery can do wonders for your creative juices!

Set Boundaries

Navigating #covid and working from home can be a lot! Remember to set boundaries for yourself, especially when it comes to work. Have you ever looked up from your computer and the sun’s disappeared? It is okay to take breaks, step away and even decide to get back at it tomorrow.

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