Make it a Productive Sunday!

Make it a Productive Sunday!

 

IMG_7569I’m a planner for sure, BUT I’ve been known to fall off after a busy weekend.  This last week we hosted a big Thanksgiving dinner, I worked from home all last week, thinking it would be slow and I’d be able to get a TON done around the house as well, but I found myself busier with my job than I thought I would be, I mean really people, take a vacation day! 🙂  Tuesday, I was able to take a break and did my shopping for Thanksgiving dinner, prepped everything Wednesday night.  THANK GOD, my mom came and helped, I couldn’t have done it without her and it was really nice cooking with her.

Okay, so we are all done with Thanksgiving, what’s next for me? Christmas of course! My husband and I dragged out all of the decorations, put up the tree and hung the lights on the house, so now that is all done! Now what?? It’s Sunday afternoon.. we are watching the Seahawks game, I cooked a huge pot of turkey, bacon soup, so dinner is done..  now what?

What do I need to do today to make my week productive, positive and organized?

  1. Meal prep for the week – We are so tired of Thanksgiving leftovers, so that won’t be an option.
    • Clean out the refrigerator
    • Take some items out of the freezer
    • Meal Plan & cook for the week.
  2.  Clean your bedding – There is NOTHING better than climbing into a freshly washed & made bed.
  3. Clean & organize your bathroom – It feels good to wake up to an organized bathroom that doesn’t feel chaotic.
  4. Hang up & put away your clothes – I don’t know about you, but when all of my clothes are hanging in my closet, I feel so much better, otherwise it’s just total chaos!
  5. Clean out your purse, wallet and or laptop bag – Make sure you have everything you need for work the next day
    • Laptop
      • Laptop charger
    • Planner
    • Cell phone charger bank [make sure it’s fully charged]
    • Add snacks to your bag [granola bar, nuts, etc.]
    • Make sure your water bottle is clean
  6. If you have a home office – Tidy it all up, file away loose papers, etc.
  7. Take a look at the upcoming week
    • What does your Exec’s schedule look like?
    • What meetings do you need to prepare for?
      • What do you need to do to prepare for them?
    • Are any deadlines looming?
  8. Must do List – Create a MUST do list for the week and To Do lists for each day of the week. Of course this is a rough list as things change by the minute in our worlds!

What else would you add to this list? I would love your feedback! I hope you all have a fabulous productive week.. Let’s slay this!

Angela – The Savvy Admin

Hello September! Set some goals!

Hello September! Set some goals!

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It’s September 1st! I still cannot believe how quickly June, July & August flew by.  As you can see from my lack of posting that took place in August, you’ll agree it was a pretty busy Summer.

So yes, it’s now September, school will be starting next week, it’s time to set some goals, schedule ourselves.  I have some travel coming up for work, so I really need to be on top of everything between work, home, personal health and my side hustle.

How should you approach setting your goals each month?  The best way is to categorize and list steps on how to reach your goal.

Personal Goals

  1. Lose 10 Pounds
    • Start working out in the AM
    • Meal Prep
      • Make a grocery list
        • NO CARBS
        • NO REFINED SUGARS
  2. Vacation in Hawaii for Christmas
    • Establish a budget early
      • How much can we afford?
    • Shop for Vacation Packages
      • Compare Prices
      • Book!
  3. Organize the house
    • Kitchen – Go through the pantry, refrigerator and freezers
      • Throw away all junk foods
    • Clean out my “Monica” closet [soon to be wine cellar]
      • Price things to sell at Garage Sale
      • Organize Keep items into their proper place

Career/Business Goals

  1. Business Acumen
    • Lean In
      • Invite myself to more meetings that focus on the business
      • Interact with other team members
        • ASK QUESTIONS!
      • Keep my 1:1’s with my Manager – Prioritize myself.
  2. Continue to build professional relationship with my new Manager
  3. READ More!

These are just a few examples, I could go on a total tangent here..  My point is setting goals is important and I don’t know about you, but crossing off each step towards that goal is always a great feeling.

I found a very details goals guide on AdminUniverse .

Thank you for reading & Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello World!

Hello World!

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I’m so excited! I’ve been wanting to start a blog for ages and I just couldn’t figure out what to talk about, I didn’t feel I had anything others would find interesting. That may be the case now! Who knows right? So I’m going out on a limb here. A little background on me, I’m pretty basic (and proud). Personally I’m a wife to a handsome, wonderful, hardworking guy and mother to 2 beautiful daughters, they are older, don’t need mom much anymore, since they are both working and driving and have their own social things going on, mom is old news, but still loved :).

With that, I’ve been able to really dig into my career as an Executive Assistant. I’ve been doing this for a long time (Over 20 years now) and boy it sure has changed since my first job back in 1994 at a mom and pop software company, I didn’t even have a computer! I had a typewriter, a phone, sticky notes and a note pad.. WOW, I mean we could probably function just fine with those limited tools now, but would we want to?

Productivity has evolved so much over time, I remember when my boss finally decided I needed a computer, he took a trip over to the local Circuit City and bought me a Compaq Desktop Computer and I had to install MS Office myself.. remember that? It was like 12 disks.. hilarious. Now we just go online and download software, or it just automatically does it for us, which isn’t creepy at all right?

This blog will be fun, but informative, there are a handful of resources and articles that focus on our careers, but I don’t think there are enough so here I am!

Thank you for reading!

Angela – The Savvy Assistant